It’s challenging enough to look for homes for sale with a good neighborhood, great school district and kid-friendly perks. However, many parents actually overlook a few key ingredients in a home that make it one that can serve your family now and for years to come. Here’s what you need to look for.
The Placement of Bedrooms
If you are thinking nursery convenience, bedroom placement on the same floor is ideal, and it’s better to have one nearby for those AM feedings and diaper changes.
However, if tweens and teens are in the mix, consider a floor plan that keeps you a bit further away from those late-night phone calls and loud music. However, your family is growing, consider these needs first and foremost.
Family-Friendly Street Amenities
Living in a cul-de-sac is ideal for larger families with active youngsters versus living on a busy street. However, if living roadside on a thru path is necessary, consider finding a home that has sidewalks that make it easy to walk the kids to school or take outdoor treks without having to dodge traffic.
Back and Front Yard Line of Sight
Keeping an eye of children as they play outside can be challenging if there is no clear line of sight to yard spaces. When looking at homes for sale check out the view from areas you might spend time in while the kids entertain themselves. This may be the kitchen, home office or a common area, but having the ability to keep an eye on them will bring you greater peace of mind.
No one wants to move into a home with their children only to discover that there are one or more sex offenders or other types of predators living nearby.
Be sure to ask your real estate agent or check the National Sex Offender Public Website, which shows you where these shady characters are living before you sign any contracts.