By Nancy Hopp
When buying a home, it’s important to define the type of neighborhood or location in which you’d like to live. Different types of neighborhoods include:
-Suburban: these neighborhoods are located outside of the busy city center while still having shopping areas nearby for convenience
-Urban: neighborhoods located in or near the city center. These neighborhoods are perfect for those who work in the city center and want to live near and walk to their jobs. It also appeals to those who like to live in areas where they can easily walk to shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
-Golf Courses: most golf courses have homes for sale immediately on the course or nearby. Golf course communities are generally very social and, therefore, are great for people who like to get to know their neighbors.
-Acreages: while social butterflies may enjoy a golf course home, more private people would probably enjoy an acreage. Larger acreages are great for people who like a lot of privacy while smaller acreages are better suited for people who simply want a little more space but still want neighbors.
Some other things to consider when choosing a neighborhood are:
-do you want a homeowner’s association that will manage the exterior maintenance of your home including lawn care and snow removal?
-do you want to live close to other relatives, your place of work, your child’s school, or shopping areas?
-do you like established neighborhoods with mature trees and landscaping or would you rather have a blank slate so you can choose your landscape yourself?
There’s a lot to consider when choosing the perfect neighborhood for you. Call me today and I’ll be happy to help you find it!
Sioux Falls, SD
Maybe you’ve already experienced that 1st time home and you are now ready to make a step up.
Our goal is to make this a home that you will grow into and not out of too quickly.
Things to Consider ~
- Are you planning on having children or hoping for a large family
- Do you often have out of town guests that you’d love to stay with you
- Do you envision a pet that would need play space such as a fenced yard
- Love to entertain or host family gatherings, a great kitchen along with a dining area and gathering space may be the ticket!
- How about vehicles, do you have a boat or long for one? We may need to look for a home with a 3 stall garage or at least an extra parking pad
Hopefully this helps you define what your needs will be in the coming years ~ happy house hunting!
By Nancy Hopp
Take a few moments and really pinpoint what “home” means to you. Do you like 2 stories with most of the bedrooms upstairs or a ranch with main floor living? Maybe you prefer split foyers with garden level windows or a multilevel with various amenities on each floor. Do you want a large yard with mature trees?
These are personal choices! No one can define your meaning of “home” better than you! It is an emotion that just makes you feel “this fits, I am home!” If you spend some time thinking of what makes you feel this way, the journey to you new home will be much shorter!
Having trouble determing your definition of “home”? Give me a call today, and I’ll ask the right questions to help you determine what “home” means to you!
Sioux Falls, SD