If you’re a parent buying a home for sale in Lake City, there are a few things you should look for – and here’s a quick list to get you started.
3 Things Parents Should Look for Before Buying a Home in Lake City
First things first: You should almost always buy the home you’ll need in five years, not the home you need today. Looking at the long-term can help prevent you from outgrowing your home. Once you’ve found five-year homes, here’s what to check:
- Locations of bedrooms
- Neighborhood sidewalks
- Open floor plans
Locations of Bedrooms
When kids are young, it may not make much sense to have a first-floor master bedroom but second-floor children’s rooms. On the other side of the coin, when kids are older, it can be better. Think about how often you’ll be traveling between kids’ rooms when you look at a home’s floor plan.
Sidewalks stand between cars and kids playing in front yards, but there’s more to it than that – they’re great for bike riding, drawing with sidewalk chalk and family strolls on cool fall evenings. It’s safer for kids to walk to school and friends’ houses on a sidewalk, too.
Open Floor Plans
If you’re keeping an eye on little ones, an open floor plan usually suits that purpose best. When there’s a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the living room and dining area, it’ll be easier to keep tabs on kids who need supervision.
Are You Buying a Home in Lake City?
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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