Don't forget to buy the lifestyle!
Buying a home has many moving pieces. You need to choose the right mortgage lender and the right kind of loan. You will need to choose the real estate agent who will truly care for you and fight for your needs. You need to decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you will need. You need to decide how much money to put for a down payment and how much you will offer the seller for their home. You will need to decide which items are important to repair during an inspection. The list just goes on and on.... so many decisions!
While making these decisions can feel overwhelming (hopefully your awesome real estate agent...THAT'S ME... is helping along the way), there is one decision you will not want to forget to make. What kind of lifestyle do you want to live?
THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOU CHOOSE WILL CREATE YOUR LIFESTYLE!!
If you are active and love the outdoors, perhaps you will want to be within a certain distance from hiking, biking, or walking trails. Perhaps a reservoir nearby would be a great option for you.
If you love to read, consider finding a home that has a fantastic library in the community or book stores within walking distance.
Where do you work? Do you have to drive to get there? How long do you want that commute to be? Some people like a long drive to decompress before arriving home. Others would rather to live in the same community as their job.
Do you have a family? Neighborhood parks or a community pool may be an awesome feature for you to seek out.
How about these more obscure lifestyle situations?
Do you love mowing the lawn or growing a garden? If you do, consider a neighborhood that features large lot sizes so that you can hang out in a big yard space.
How about shoveling snow? In Colorado, homes that have north facing driveways will hold onto the snow more than those that face south. If shoveling snow is not your jam, aim to look for homes that face the south and enjoy the "less snow shoveling lifestyle."
As you can see, buying a home is not just about buying the home itself. The home sets your daily flow. The neighborhood sets up the lifestyle you've always dreamed of living.
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