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Looking for the Perfect Home?

Posted by Milana Cizmar on August 21, 2015
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When we begin looking for a home, we often get wrapped up in the important details like the size and style of the home, the number of bedrooms and even bathrooms. But we don’t always consider the quality of life issues that may impact our ability to enjoy the home. Here are some other things you should keep in mind:


  • Transportation is an important consideration that is often overlooked. Consider traffic jams and gas prices, and assess public transportation options and commute times.
  • Public safety has loomed larger as a factor in our quality of life. Proximity to police, fire and emergency medical services has become more important.
  • Off-street parking is a factor in many areas. Is there a garage? How many cars will it hold? Is there parking available when you have guests or entertain?
  • Recreational facilities such as playgrounds, parks, and pools are important to many people. Are they nearby?

Be realistic. There are no perfect homes but I can get you very close! Decide what is most important to you and I’ll make sure you find a home that has the essential features you require. Buying a home is much more permanent than renting. Purchase a home that you are prepared to keep for a while and select a home that will be reasonable to maintain in terms of both utilities and repairs. These are just a few of the things to think about as you choose your new home. When you’re ready to purchase a home, we’ll talk about the next steps in drafting up your offer.

If at any time you have questions about the home buying process or would like to have a Free 30 minute private Strategy Session with me, please get in touch. There is no obligation to you and you will learn my Top 5 strategies for finding the home of your dreams and not overpay for it!

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