For newlyweds and young families, the expectations for a new home are high. You don’t only have to consider what you need now, but what will be required in the future. Babies and toddlers need room to grow. If you’re considering several children, the home will have to accommodate everyone for years to come. Before our Calgary condo buildersget to work, there’s much to think about.
Home buying isn’t only about counting bedrooms and bathrooms. You must factor in other considerations, ranging from the property itself to the local area, not to mention your financial situation.
Important Features of New Homes
A growing family has many requirements. Even if children aren’t yet in the picture, they are worth considering from the moment you start looking for a new home.
- Outdoor space: A backyard provides newlyweds and families with room for downtime. The yard may not suit a newborn baby, but young children need room to play. Always think about outdoor amenities. Even if the home builders in Calgary you’re working with haven’t planned a big yard, look for nearby playgrounds and parks.
- An indoor playroom: Having all the toys out of the way is safe, less messy, and good for your mental well-being. A living room or basement with an open floor plan is nice, too. It gives children space to be free while you can always watch over them.
- Kitchen size: The kitchen must be large enough to accommodate everyone. From breakfast to cooking dinner, to homework, this is a highly functional room. Ideally, the kitchen should accommodate room for dining, a desk area, or an island with working and seating space.
- Storage: A storage area near the entranceway, such as a foyer, mudroom, or laundry room, is convenient for leaving strollers, diaper bags, and even shoes. As your kids grow, they’ll advance to stages where they’re outside more often and perhaps playing sports. You can also store their equipment and gear without bringing dirt into the house.
There are other factors when you’re considering, for example, houses for sale in NW Calgary. The age of the neighbors is one thing. If young families are around, that means kids will have community activities to enjoy. Also, look at the quality/location of the schools, proximity of pharmacies and grocery stores, and commute times.
Acquiring a Dream Home for Your Family
Once you have the size, type, and quality of home decided, you must determine whether your current employment supports the income needed to pay out a mortgage. In the case of homeowners, both spouses often need to work.
Next, consider your debts. Work on paying off credit cards and raising your credit score. Managing your mortgage is a crucial part of owning a home. In addition to monthly payments, consider the interest rates; both contribute to equity, which you can borrow from in the future. From your initial purchase to future advantages, always stay within budget, or you may end up borrowing more than you can afford.
Contact Our New Condo Builders in Calgary Today
Genesis Builders Group is hard at work building communities in the Calgary area. Contact us online or at 403-265-8079 today for our team to show you homes in Airdrie, in the Saddlestone community, and in other developed and up-and-coming communities where newlyweds and growing families can thrive.