The first important thing to consider when searching for a new family home is the physical spaces of the property. For example, is the home open concept with a generous flow of space or are there segregated living areas? Family spaces open to the kitchen allow for connectivity amongst the family. However, this may be a positive with younger children who need to be watched over; older children and their friends often want a separate and private space. In this case, a basement or segregated flex room may work better for your family. In order to find the perfect place for your entire family make sure to identify the important needs of each family member’s lifestyle.
The amount of green space or lack of should also reflect your family’s demands. To compare, younger children may appreciate a backyard with a large grass patch for playing sports compared to older children that may enjoy an outdoor entertaining space to hang out with friends. Think about how much time your family spends outside and why. Find out what is important to your family in order to find a green space that fits your lives!
If moving outside your school distinct, do your research! Moving schools can be hard enough on children, if the education and curriculum isn’t top notch the transition could be that much more difficult. Learn about the school catchments possible homes fall under and research their academics, as well as extra curriculum activity.
If this is a long-term family home, make sure your searching in that mind frame. Think about your children as they grow up and their needs change. Will you be having more children? Can your home accommodate more family members? Finding the perfect home for your family also involves finding a place that will evolve and continue to adapt with you.
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-Vantage Real Estate Group