Investing In A Better Home

Kid-Friendly Features To Look For When Buying A Home

When you have children and are shopping for a home, it's important to think about the kid-friendly features that will be a part of your life if you buy a specific home. This idea goes beyond sizable bedrooms and space in the backyard to run and play. You should also think about the home's location in respect to neighborhood features and amenities that your kids will likely use. The presence of these features can help you decide whether a specific home will be the right one for your family's needs. Here are some features to look for and learn about.

Local Schools

The presence of schools in the area is arguably the most important feature to think about when you're shopping for a home. There are many associated points to consider. For example, if you're moving within the same town, do you want your children to continue to attend their current schools? If so, you'll need to shop within a specific area. When evaluating a home's location in regards to its schools, you'll also need to think about the proximity between the two. Some parents like their children to walk to school, while others favor taking the bus, for example.

Recreational Areas

Beyond playing in the backyard, it's nice for children to have access to a wide range of recreational areas in their community. The most basic recreational feature is a park that your children can enjoy using, but you should also think about athletic facilities. If your kids are avid athletes, the nearby presence of a basketball or tennis court, soccer field, baseball diamond, or swimming pool are all important. There are other forms of recreation beyond physical activity. For example, you'll want to see how close the nearest library is, as well as the local community center if your children are involved with youth service clubs.

Employment Choices

If you have teenagers, picking a home that is surrounded by possible employment choices is ideal. This is especially suitable if your child doesn't have his or her driver's license, as the child may be able to walk or bike to work. In this sense, a subdivision located near a mall or supermarket may be attractive to your family's needs. While you shouldn't solely base your decision to buy a specific home on these kid-friendly factors, they can be highly influential as you evaluate different home locations during your search for a new home.

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Investing In A Better Home

Few things are more overwhelming than choosing your first home. I would know, because I purchased my first place about a year ago. When we first moved in, we realized that there were a few things that we were going to need to change. Even though we had carefully looked over the listing and walked through the property, the house was riddled with problems like broken outlets, bad paint jobs, and even broken plumbing fixtures. Fortunately, we learned how to fix things on our own, which has saved us a lot of money. This blog is all about real estate, DIY projects, and the joy of home ownership.