How long can you last?
Need to Make a Plan
And know how long you plan to spend on it.
factor to consider when buying a home or considering remodeling one is to determine
how long you plan on staying in the home. You don't want to plan any major changes
to a home if you aren't going to be in the house more than five years. If you
know you are simply buying a starter home to get in the market and plan on moving
up to a larger home within five years, be a little more open to your options.
Maybe you don't need to worry about school districts yet. Sure, you are
planning on having kids, but if you would really rather be in a larger home when
you have them, maybe the school district doesn't matter yet.
The less time
you plan on spending in a home, the more open you should be in your "needs" and
the less money you should plan on investing in home improvements.
other hand, if this is the house you want to spend the rest of your life in, then
you need to consider your current and future needs. Look at how convenient and
comfortable the house is for mobility. Are the doorways wide enough for a wheelchair
or walker? Is there an accessible bathroom on the ground floor? Is there a main
entrance into the home that doesn't require steps? If this is your dream house
for life, be sure it is a home that can be lived in for life. Many homes are designed
for a young, fit, tall male.
Unfortunately, this description doesn't fit
the majority of the population and it doesn't fit anyone for a lifetime. Consider
this when buying your home.
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