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Choosing the Right Size Home for Your Needs

During my career as a Niagara on the Lake realtor, I’ve found that the most important thing in shopping for a new home is size. If your new home is too large or too small, it can seriously decrease your enjoyment and make you wish you’d taken a little more time during the home shopping process. Fortunately, with the right tips and advice from an expert realtor such as myself, you can easily pick a home that fits you like a glove, in size and in budget.

Here are a few tips to help you choose the right size home for your needs and hints for finding exciting Niagara on the Lake real estate.

Think About the Future

A mistake that I’ve seen many homebuyers make when choosing their new home is buying for the present instead of the future. However, if you don’t think about what you want from your home ten, twenty or even thirty years from now, then it’s likely you’ll pick a home that doesn’t meet your size requirements in the long-term.

While you’re touring homes, try to think about your future plans. Are you thinking about having children? Is it likely that an elderly relative may one day need to live with you? The answers to these questions can dramatically alter the size of the home that you will need to be. Thinking about the future is one of the best ways to choose your right size home.

What’s Your Financial Situation

One of the biggest issues I tell my clients to consider when they’re choosing the size of their new home is what their financial situation looks like. Although many of us wish we could shop for a home with an unlimited budget, this is almost never the case. The state of your finances will be one of the biggest indicators of what size home you should be shopping for.

Expanding your desired square footage by the smallest of amounts can end up adding thousands of dollars to the final cost of your home. Understanding the size of your budget will help you to decide the size of your home.

Is Your Current Home Too Big or Too Small?

Possibly the best way to decide how large or how small your new home should be it to examine how you feel about your current home. If your current home feels a little cramped, then your new home should be slightly, if not a great deal larger. On the other hand, if the home you live in right now feels positively cavernous, then downsizing might be a better option.

Deciding what you like about your current home and what could be improved upon will help you make the right decision about the size of your next home.

Find the Right Size Niagara on the Lake Real Estate

Once you’ve decided what size home is right for you and your family, you need to start touring amazing Niagara on the Lake real estate with the help of an experienced real estate agent like me, Kevin Stokes. Working out of Niagara on the Lake Realty, I can connect you with the best homes in this beautiful area so that you and your family get the space and the features that you need and deserve.

Contact me today so that we can have a discussion about home sizes and what types of homes you’re considering.