Home, Décor: Three Questions To Ask When House Hunting

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House hunting can become a mix of emotions, much like the lottery, each visit holds the possibility of being the winning ticket. We all have our checklists when we start house-hunting. Sometimes they’re negotiable, more often not.

 

Whether it’s making sure that the new home comes with a bathtub and not just a shower, or that the kitchen is big enough for people to actually stand in while you’re cooking dinner, or that there’s a covered space to park your car, the checklist normally comes from all the ways in which previous homes have disappointed us.


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And while we would never suggest that these items aren’t important, there are some bigger things to think about than the ways in which your new home could be a little more comfortable. With the pandemic continuing to affect housing markets across the world, it’s so important to be prepared, so here a few things that you are going to need to think about.


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Is Your New Home Big Enough?

Whenever we view a new property, we know that there are going to be some compromises. Unless you get extraordinarily lucky, you probably won’t be able to tick off every item on your want list. But there are some things that you can’t waver on, and space is one of them. Of course, if you’re buying a house that’s just for you then you’ll only need so much, but if you have a family or are thinking of starting one, then you really can’t compromise on this.

Does Your New Home Have Outside Space?

Over the course of the last year, we have all realized just how important it is to have some green space. The effects of being able to step outside and enjoy some fresh air have been incalculable, and it’s hardly surprising that so many people are making enquiries about whether their new home comes with a plot of land.


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Because it’s not just about making sure that you can step out of the house to take a deep breath at the end of the day, it’s about making sure that your children have the room to run around to burn off steam, play and encounter nature. Hillstowe Living understands that a house and land should be a package deal, so we’d recommend a quick search for “house and land packages Officer” for more information about this beautiful Victoria neighborhood.

Is Your New Home In A Good Neighborhood?

When you’re younger, choosing the right neighborhood seemed like less of a priority as we pinched pennies and prioritized other criteria. As we get older and start raising a family, the right area creeps up that list of must-haves. There is no one size fits all neighborhood, maybe it is more important that you are close to your work, for example. However, we can all agree that we want to raise our families in a community that feels safe, clean and welcoming.


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If you are not getting enough of a feel from the listing or if your agent is being a little bit cagey, then make sure you do your homework. Visit the area at different times of day to make sure that you’re seeing it in its best and worst light, have a look on forums and social media to see what people are saying, and don’t be afraid to ask around.

You will be spending a lot of money to find that dream home so don’t feel like you need to settle!

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