- NEW HOME, BETTER LIVING -

Dated: May 14 2020

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When you’re house hunting, focus on
the things that will improve your
quality of life.

There are so many factors that go into a
home buying decision that it can make
your head spin—especially if you’re in
a competitive market where time is of
the essence. The desire to purchase a
property makes it easy to look past issues
that could detract from your enjoyment
of the home and cause some regrets down
the road. That’s why when you’re weighing
your options, quality of life should always
be the top priority.

Location is part of lifestyle
Buyers often focus on “must haves” that
can be added via renovation, but will
downplay factors that are impossible to
change. For example, if you work and
spend much of your free time in the heart
of a busy city, a house in the suburbs may
mean more space for the same price, but it
could also mean long commutes and a major
hit to your nightlife. A centrally-located
condo might be a better option.

On the other hand, if you’re a weekend
warrior who looks forward to skiing, hiking,
and mountain biking trips, living outside
the city may be perfect—you’re that much
closer to the trails when you wake up on
Saturday morning. It’s a cliche, but it’s
true: Location, location, location.

Big homes aren’t for everyone
If you love entertaining friends and family,
a big house makes perfect sense. You’ll
have all the space you need to prepare
meals and throw big parties, and your
guests won’t have any trouble finding
parking.

But a big home also means more cleaning
and maintenance—more lawn to mow,
more bathrooms to scrub, more things that
will break and need fixing. Before you dive
into an alluring big home, consider your
tolerance and enthusiasm for the upkeep.
For some, a smaller home or a
professionally-maintained condo are
better options.

US New-Home Sales January 2019: Fall to 3-Month Low - Bloomberg

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Trent Dunn

I am a real estate professional with over 20 years of experience! Our team is passionate about real estate and look forward to helping you buy or sell your home!....

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