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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

Finding a Home That Matches Your Lifestyle

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Gaius Plinius Secundus famously said, “Home is where your heart is.” That’s very true – your home is more than a place to rest your head at night. It’s where you raise your family, entertain friends, and escape the day-to-day demands of the world. When your home reflects your personality and lifestyle, it makes coming home at the end of the day a joyful experience. From décor to size to neighborhood, choosing the right home is an important part of the house buying experience. You want a home that defines – almost celebrates – who you are.

Foodies will want a very different kitchen than busy executives who eat most meals out. Families with young children will want a very different home than confirmed bachelors. To find the right home for your lifestyle, ask yourself the following questions as you look at homes with your Realtor:

  • Is your home your private haven or a place where you’ll do a lot of entertaining?

  • Is your family young or are you an empty-nester?

  • Do you have hobbies that require their own working space?

  • Are you running a home-based business?

  • Do you enjoy gardening or would you prefer a pool?

  • Do you prefer the orderliness of a Home Owners Association or the freedom of a more open community?

  • Are you an avid reader who requires built in shelving and a private library?

  • Are you a creative personality who prefers colors and interesting architecture?

These factors play a meaningful role in home selection. You’ll also want to consider the neighborhood. A house in a prime school district may appeal to one buyer while a home in a more sedate neighborhood may appeal to others. Similarly, a condo might hold greater appeal than a house, just as a rural community may reflect your lifestyle more accurately than the hustle and bustle of a big city.

Your home reflects your personality and should also reflect your lifestyle. When you step inside your doors, you should feel at home. Gorgeous views, sweeping landscapes, sparkling beaches – Niagara has homes available for every personality and lifestyle. The key to finding the home that fits your lifestyle is to work with an experienced Realtor who understands your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences.

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