Don’t underestimate the value of lifestyle!

When you decide to purchase a property, you are not just buying a home, you are buying a lifestyle. When you are making decisions about properties, it is important to consider the lifestyle you want.

There are some lifestyle factors that you may not even realize are important to you when you are in the home searching process. It’s often the little things in life that we cherish and appreciate!

Before you begin your home search, there are many important factors to consider. Property features are important, but it is also important to consider lifestyle. I recommend making a list of lifestyle factors that are important to you. Homeownership is also a time investment. It is easy to underestimate the value of time. It is a good idea to think about the things you enjoy doing, and consider property features that accommodate your time value.

 

Do you enjoy:

  • Landscaping
  • Waterfront
  • Gardening
  • Shoveling sidewalks
  • Raking leaves
  • Short commutes
  • Walkability
  • Nearby amenities
  • Extra storage
  • Privacy and quiet
  • Deed restrictions
  • Open space
  • Nature
  • Low maintenance
  • Historic character and charm

I recommend making a list of lifestyle considerations that you value so that you can find the location that will accommodate the lifestyle you want!