Finding the ‘right’ property for you and your loved ones isn’t something you can do without a lot of thought. Today, while you’re still saving for your down-payment, look at your present situation and think about where you want to be in the future. Try to envision the type of life you want to be living in five or ten years. Let that vision guide you while you’re considering the type of home you ultimately will want to buy.
Are you the sort of person who must be part of the action? Then a stand-alone house in a distant subdivision might not be the best option. For you a city center condominium or townhome might be the perfect fit. If you’re the sort who enjoys being a hands-on owner or have dreams of gardening or tending lush flower beds, then a high-rise tower isn’t for you. In your case a home with a yard would be the perfect match. Perhaps your long-range plans include running a business or you might even have a desire to operate a hobby farm – for you a home with acreage would be ideal.
You get the idea. Each situation will be as distinctive and individual as the people involved. Here are a few things to consider when planning your dream home. If you’re a young couple perhaps the thought of a family isn’t in the cards right now, but what about tomorrow? If planning on (or already have) a growing family know that any home selected today might not satisfy your needs over the long haul.
A retirement age couple in contrast might require a home with a floor plan that reflects their current situation. If stairs are a problem a single-story home would be the answer. Perhaps the bathrooms must be configured to account for reduced mobility or other restrictions. A home is a long-term commitment so it’s essential to plan for the changes you will encounter in your life. Planning today will help ensure a happier tomorrow.