Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How to Find a Home That Suits Your Lifestyle

Most homeowners wind up living in their home at least nine years before moving elsewhere. Spending that much time in one place means that buying a home should always match your lifestyle.

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Happy family standing in front of their new home.
For a successful match, potential homeowners should first examine their family dynamic before searching for a Charlotte home for sale. A family of four will have different needs than someone who is single. Furthermore, a retired couple will also have different needs than newlyweds who are looking to purchase their very first home.

Lifestyles are influenced by more than just an actual home. Location also plays a major role. You will have to ask what kind of amenities need to be close by and how much value do you put into the local school district? Such answers will help determine your particular lifestyle when it comes to buying a home.

Homeowners will generally look at an average of 10 homes before they decide to buy. However, looking into those homes requires more than just a walk-through. It also requires a deeper look into that location as it should be one that suits your lifestyle.

Nevertheless, traditional ways of searching for homes will not always let you know if a home is a match for your lifestyle. The most popular ways to search for a home are through a website like, but that does not tell you the whole story.

Woman doing yoga at home while her curious kitten watches.
Meeting your lifestyle needs is done by matching a home with the neighborhood quality. That is always a top priority among buyers. Another important factor is the home’s proximity to one’s job. Too far of a commute every day does not make for a good lifestyle match.

Affordability is the next factor that dictates whether or not a home matches a buyer’s lifestyle. A price that is too high or too low could cause families to live above or below their means.

Another factor to consider is a home’s proximity to family and friends. This tends to be more important to buyers who have children. Moving far away from family means less opportunities for a helping hand and greater distances to travel on holidays and special occasions.

Your current situation has a lot to do with matching you with the right home, so it’s important to know your lifestyle in order to find the right home for you. 

The friendly and knowledgeable group of Charlotte realtors at PURE Real Estate is ready to find you a home that meets all your lifestyle needs. Charlotte real estate is our specialty and we can help with all the small details that come with buying or selling a home.