Buying a “dream home” is one of those life achievements that everyone has on their bucket list. Everyone has priorities when it comes to purchasing a dream home. The purchasing process is complicated and time-consuming, and it is easy to get off track. If you intend to stay in the property for the foreseeable future, you want a home that will make you and your family happy in the long run. And, if you’re buying the house with someone special, make sure you both agree on the importance of each feature. Let’s take a look.

Here are 10 key things to consider when buying your dream home.

1) Location of the house

A dream home is more about fulfilling wishes and meeting needs. Buyers want to find a location that is near the places they frequently visit (work, school, shopping, recreation, a place of worship, friends, and family). Look for easy access to major roads and good traffic flow.

Checking this out before making a purchase can help you avoid problems getting out of the neighborhood and onto the main thoroughfare, as well as an excessively long commute.

Many people value the location of their homes within the neighborhood. Some people prefer to be near the main entrance, while others prefer to be further into the development and away from traffic.

2) The neighborhood and surrounding area

You’ll be surrounded by people!

Understanding the environment in which you want to buy a home and the neighbourhood is also important. Because of the people who live there, commuting vehicles, and nearby trains, the environment may be noisy.

Check to see if the people around you are friendly and interact well. Determine the level of crime in the area to determine whether or not it is safe to live there. So, choose a location near a good school, college, parks, etc. And one that has all of the necessary infrastructure, such as an adequate water supply, and is close to a market or other places where you can get your essentials. Consider whether it has adequate network coverage for an internet connection.

3) The size of the lot

Many people overlook the size of the lot on which the house is built. Lot sizes within a neighbourhood may be fairly similar. Going to showings and looking at what’s available will quickly reveal whether you have a clear preference for large or small, corner or interior.

Some lots are pie-shaped, while others are rectangular or irregular in shape. This may be important to you depending on your level of privacy, how you intend to use the lawn and the length of the driveway.

If there is any doubt about where one lot ends and another begins, consult your realtor about the lot description and dimensions. Consider the possibilities if you find a house with two lots.

4) The right amount of space

The trick to finding your dream home is determining how much space you truly require. Purchasing a home that is too small for your family will require you to constantly reconfigure the space to make it work for you. Similarly, purchasing an overly large property will allow you to spread out but will incur significant costs.

In addition to your current living situation, you should think about your long-term plans. If you believe you will be adding to your family in the near future, make some extra space. You’ll want to find a happy medium that allows you to grow without going overboard.

5) The Number of Bedrooms

Each family will have a choice for the number of bedrooms they require. Most people will want at least two, and the number increases if there are children.

Some families prefer that their children share bedrooms, while others prefer that they have separate bedrooms to accommodate different bedtimes and study habits. If you have regular visitors for a long period of time, it’s a good idea to have a bedroom designated as a guest room.

6) The Number of Bathrooms

An extra bedroom is frequently used as an office, children’s playroom, or exercise room. Many hobbies require working space and storage for supplies, and an extra bedroom is ideal for this. While choosing your dream home, consider your lifestyle and what will make it better.

Determine how many bathrooms you want ahead of time. A bathroom’s size and design are also significant factors. Consider who will be using the bathrooms (including guests) to get a better idea of the size and style of bathroom that will work best for your family.

7)The Kitchen Layout

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where great food is prepared for the gathering of family and friends. When guests arrive, they usually end up in the kitchen because it is a hub of activity and entertainment. Determine whether you require a large gourmet kitchen with plenty of counter space, sinks, and storage space, or if a standard kitchen will suffice. Whatever your kitchen preferences are, write them down and discuss them with your realtor so you can find the best option for your family.

8) The potential for future projects

Even your dream home will require some customization, as it should. Keep an eye on how much customization will be required in the property, and make sure you’re comfortable with the time investment. Remember that not everything needs to be done right away, but you’ll want to know how much work it will take to turn the property into the dream home you’ve been looking for.

9) Purchase price

Before you even start looking, you should figure out your budget and get pre-approved for a loan. Purchasing a single-family home is a significant financial investment, and there is always more to it than the purchase price. Consider how all costs will affect your finances, and stick to your price range and mortgage payment decision.

10) Find the best realtor 

You can look for homes for sale on your own, but a good broker can assist you in making sound decisions and guiding you through the home buying process. A broker can also assist you in gaining access to homes as soon as they hit the market before they are listed online.