Home Buying Checklist for Your Family


When it comes to selecting among UBC homes for sale, the number of options to choose from can be overwhelming. Your head may be reeling when faced with deciding which would be the best home for you and your family. It helps to focus on the necessities and what you want for your home. Here's a great checklist to keep in mind: 


How old is the property?

If you're interested in an older home, take into consideration that the home will likely require more maintenance than a new build. Go through each area in the house so you can identify what needs to be repaired and replaced. While they may require extra TLC, older homes can also offer unique features that are worth restoring. 


How many stories is the home?

If you have aging family members, consider carefully whether or not a home with a staircase will be a good fit. Grandparents and toddlers may have difficulties negotiating stairs.  


How many bedrooms do you need?

If you are buying a family home, you and your spouse wiill need to consider whether or not you plan on expanding your family. Are there enough "rooms to grow," with space that could convert easily to a nursery, in-law suite for aging parents or an extra bedroom down the road? 


What kind of neighbourhood do you feel most comfortable in? 

Do you prefer to have a home inside a gated community? What about your child’s school? Do you want it to be within the vicinity of your home? Before you decide on a home, these are things you have to determine with your spouse. 


Will you need parking space for a car?

Lastly, you also have to consider parking space and what city bylaws require for street parking. If you choose a home that doesn't come with its own dedicated parking, this can be an important consdieration. Some neighbourhoods in the UBC area have a shortage of street parking and a first-come-first serve philosophy which can leave you scambling for a spot.


Give us a call today so we can help you pick out a home for your family.


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