Monday, February 22, 2016
Picking A House That Is The Right Size For You
If you are looking for a new home, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices out there. While there are a number of things to consider before you can even narrow down the choices - such as whether you plan to stay in a house for a long time or not, or whether you plan to have kids there, or whether you plan to add onto whatever house you buy - there are also some specifics that can help you narrow down choices once you have answered these questions. While it never hurts to have one or two extra bedrooms, having too few bedrooms can present real problems; one of the first questions you should answer when looking into houses is how many bedrooms you need the house to have. You will probably not need more than one or two bedrooms if you are a young married couple who plans to move again shortly. But make sure you plan accordingly if you already have children, or if you plan to have children while you still live in the house! Remember: You would rather pay a little extra money now for one or two more bedrooms than a lot of extra money later to add the bedrooms yourself! Anyone who has ever shared a house with a lot of people and too few bathrooms can tell you that bathrooms are an important consideration as well. Once you decide how many bathrooms you need, stick with this decision; this is no place to cut corners! If you are a family of five or six - or plan to be a family of five or six - think about what getting ready for the day will be like if everyone is sharing one full bathroom! Finally, consider what size yard you want; again, this comes largely down to children, as a large yard can be a maintenance headache. The headache of a large yard will be more than worth it if your kids are out there enjoying it. Shopping for a home is not difficult once you start learning to narrow down your choices; and while square footage, location, and of course price will all help you make a decision down the road, the first things you need to start considering are the number of bedrooms you would like to have, the number of bathrooms you need, and the size of yard that will be good for you.