You’ve gotten married and started a family. Maybe you only have one child now, but you know you want more. That has a direct impact on your home buying needs. If you’re planning to grow your family, you’ll need to ensure that you’re buying a home that will accommodate your new little ones, pets, assorted toys and more. These simple tips will help you do just that.
The first consideration here is the floor plan. Does the home have enough bedrooms and bathrooms? Are the rooms located where you want them? Is there a bedroom close to the master that can double for a nursery? Do you want all the bedrooms on the same level?
If you’re planning to have kids (or more kids), the area around your prospective home should be a vital consideration. What’s the makeup of the population? Are there other young families around? Are the other residents mostly retirees? What about traffic? Is there a park or recreation center in the neighborhood or nearby?
Proximity to Schools
Kids have to go to school, and the closer your home is to a good school, the better it will fit your needs. Consider the area’s schools, their rankings in terms of education quality, and their proximity to your home. This also includes pre-k and other early learning options.
Other Family Members
New parents need help, and the most common source of assistance is other family members. How far away are your in-laws or siblings? Most buyers opt to live about 30 minutes maximum away from other family members to ensure that they can easily access help and assistance with childcare and other needs.
These few simple tips will help you find the perfect home for your growing family.