Perfect Owen Sound Home for Sale

Finding Your Perfect Home in Owen Sound

So you want to find your perfect home in Owen Sound?  Here are a few tips for finding an Owen Sound home for sale that fits your needs perfectly!

When looking for a home, there are a lot of things to consider.  It can be easy to get caught up in the dream of an enormous, luxurious house; however, you should decide what features you need, and which ones are unnecessary (and could cause you to pass over the gem you’re searching for).

To get started on figuring out what makes up your dream home, you should look at size, special features, and lifestyle.

If you are a first-time buyer in Owen Sound, you may be seeking to purchase a small house.  But, do you have a pet?  In that case, you may need to account for extra space required for a large dog, or perhaps none if you have a cat.

Families or couples planning on starting families often look at the medium to large houses depending on the family size.  It is a good idea to think about plans for the future so that you do not find yourself needing to move again in five years.

For size, ask yourself the following questions:

How many…

  • Bedrooms do I need?
  • Bathrooms do I need?
  • Parking spots or garages?

Do I need…

  • A workspace or office at home?
  • An area for entertaining?

Next, think about the special features you need or want in your Owen Sound house.  These features include amenities like air conditioning, a fireplace, a swimming pool, a large lawn, altered layouts for family members with special needs, or energy efficient appliances and structure.

Some special features, such as a fireplace or a swimming pool, may be considered a “want” over a “need.”  You should prioritize the special features on your list, and decide which features can be sacrificed to keep another.  For example, a wheelchair friendly layout is more of a necessity than a fireplace to add ambiance.

So, create a list in order of priority of the special features you want in your home.  Here is an example:

  1.    Air conditioning (summers in the area are very warm)
  2.    Large lawn (medium sized dog needs space to run)
  3.    Energy-efficient appliances (save money on hydro bills and help the environment)
  4.    Proximity to both spouses’ place of work (less driving and gas money)
  5.    Swimming pool (kids would enjoy)

Finally, think about your lifestyle and the stage of your life you are in or approaching.  Your decision may vary if you are about to have children, if your kids are soon moving out, or if you are approaching retirement.

Here are a few more questions you may want to ask yourself:

  • Do I need a home office?  Will I need a home office in the future?
  • Do I have an older relative who may come live with me?
  • Do I plan to stay in this home for the next several stages of my life?

Take care when considering the many factors of buying a home in Owen Sound.  By doing this, you will reduce the chance of having to buy and sell houses frequently.  Asking yourself these important questions will help you find a home that will make you happy… The perfect home!

Finding the Perfect Home For Sale in Owen Sound
Look to the Key Exchange Team to help you find the perfect home for sale in Owen Sound and the surrounding area.  We have decades of experience and can help you find your dream home quickly and easily.  We can offer you hundreds of homes for sale in Owen Sound, with access to new MLS listings the minute they come on the market.
Contact Kathleen or Kim at the Key Exchange Team Brokerage by calling (519) 369-5540 or emailing us at info@keyexchangeteam.com.

 

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