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What You Need to Know Before Shopping For a New Home

PUBLISHED: Dec 7, 2015

When you’re preparing yourself and your family to buy or build a new home, there are a set of prerequisites that you need to complete prior to your search. Home shopping can be fun and having this information prepared will make the search much easier and more enjoyable. You’ll spend more time admiring homes and learning what you like or don’t like, rather than spending most of your time figuring out if certain features are necessary.

Your Family Goals

Whether you live with a family or on your own, knowing what your goals are will help to narrow down your search. Knowing which values are important to you as you make your search. Are you interested in saving money or making the construction more convenient? Are you intending to raise a family? What kind of hobbies will you be pursuing?

Number of Bedrooms

The number of bedrooms you need will vary from person to person based on your personal situation. If you have a lot of kids, more bedrooms will help to make your life easier and reduce conflict between siblings.

Bedrooms can be used for more than just sleeping, however. Bedrooms are versatile and can be used for storage rooms, hobby rooms, offices or dens, exercise rooms, meditations rooms and much more. The options are virtually endless and it’s up to you to decide what they can be used for.

Amount of Space You Need

After you have determined how many bedrooms your family needs, it helps to understand how much space you and your family can utilise. This includes both indoor and outdoor spaces. How large do you want your kitchen, dining room, living room, porch and yard to be?

Desired Features and Customisations

It will also help to know what kind of features or customisations you want in your home. Appliances, energy saving technology, wireless technology, internet, furniture, lighting, flooring, window types and sizes and similar features will help you to narrow down what homes will meet your needs.

Desired Geographical Location

Do you need to be close to a school for your children? Do you want to be near a city or on the outskirts? Are there other main attractions that you want to be close by at any given time? Knowing where you want to live will narrow down your search.

On the other hand, if you do not have a specific location you need to be at or nearby, you’ll open a lot more opportunities and options for what type of home you buy. Some locations may be restricted based on the size of lot and having a flexible location will give you the option of picking the size of your lot.

Themes and Colours

It helps to have a theme or colour palette in mind as you shop around. You can narrow down the results based on the homes you visit or the options provided by house and land packages or new home builders.

Alternatively you can use your time shopping around to develop what types of themes and colours you want to see in your home. These colours can be added to your home after it’s built or you have moved in.

Are you ready to get started with the construction of your dream home? Once you know these important characteristics, you can begin building your dream home from one of the many designs of our quality homes. Give us a call today with any questions or to check out our display homes!

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