A Journey to My Dream House

Hey! I am so glad that you are here! My name is Mae, and I like to share with you my journey to MY DREAM HOUSE.

I am a wife, a mom, a Real Estate Salesperson, and also a daydreamer. I love all things home – including decor, vintage furniture, earthy color paints, firewalls, and wallpaper, with a combination of indoor plants. I also love welcoming loved ones into our home to entertain or celebrate our family and life’s special moments.

I started searching and collecting ideas for my Dream House, three years ago. We just bought our house before we got married – and I have been happily married for 2 years and a half now. We got moved in once I had delivered my baby boy last February 2019, and I want to share with you these smart ideas that I have learned throughout my house searching. 

So, welcome! I hope you stay awhile and find inspiration and smart ideas here.

Are you planning to buy a house for your family?  

Are you prefer a modernized urban loft or a sprawling suburban home with a white picket fence? Most of us hope to find a home that feels like it was made specifically for our family, that you will keep for the long term.  

Have you thought about your dream home? 

Purchasing a “Dream Home” is one of those life accomplishments that tops nearly everyone’s bucket list.  

Thinking about the Cost of Living, or just finding the best place to live – You are retiring, going to school, or looking for a fresh start, you are probably thinking about these, right? 

For most people, this is a crucial part – the cost of housing, food, entertainment, and transportation – avoiding parking and high gas prices, your kids’ public transit to go to school, has a good public system that will allow you the flexibility you need to get to work or to do errands are all factors in your decision. 

If you are thinking of any of these, this list can help get your search off on the right foot. While the number of rooms, the condition of the kitchen, and the size of the yards, the interior designs, finishing touches, are important, there are other things to think over before you make an offer and that is what I learn and I love to share it with you.

And most important, while you are there scouting your Dream House, Please don’t be afraid to be picky and hold out until you find a home that feels right. 

Here are some 6 factors that I consider before Buying a House: 

  1. Location: 

A great location will remain an asset no matter how the Real Estate fluctuates in the future. You can make an ugly house attractive, but you cannot make a bad location great. You can live with almost any imperfection in a home, and you can change almost everything else, but not your home’s location. Plus, if you are looking for an investment. Properties with good location will remain a profitable investment in Real Estate.

Ask the Right Questions:

Consider to asking these questions, and consider the particular needs of your family members.

  • If you don’t have a car for every family member, will some of you need access to public transportation?
  • Proximity to shopping and restaurants.

       2. Neighborhood and Surrounding Area: 

When you are scouting for the location, you should also inspect the neighborhood. Find out whether the neighborhood is family-friendly or notWhether you are a family-oriented person or not, you do not want to live around people who are bad influences or are involved in illegal things.  

About the surrounding, are you into the urban scene where things were happening and felt connected to the city’s pulse, or do you prefer the quiet, easy-going streets where you can still find things quieter but connected into the community?

Ask the Right Questions:

       Ask yourself what the most important features of a neighborhood are. What makes a neighborhood special to you? Remember that you’re not just thinking about your preferences but all the members of your family. Do you prefer:

  • Quit streets or a busier, active area?
  • Walking to amenities?
  • Trees and parks?

       3. Schools and Colleges 

Every parent wants their kids to attend a good school and college. Buying a house near a good school or college not only make your life easy, but it will have a better potential for capital growth, you can resale it in much more value. Remember this, a house near the college and school rents quickly and stays rented.

Ask the Right Questions:

Consider to asking yourself this question.

  • Do you have young children who will need to walk to school?
  • Are you planning to have kids in the future?

        4. The Right Amount of Space: 

The trick when it comes to finding your dream home is figuring out how much space you truly need. Decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, and look at homes that meet your criteria. Buying a home that is too small for your family will leave you continually trying to figure the space to make it work for you. In the same vein, buying a property that is too large will allow you to spread out, but will wrack up large costs.

Ask the Right Questions:

Try to ask this question for yourself. Think about the space that you currently live in. 

  • How does it feel?
  • Do you have enough bedrooms or do multiple family members have to share?
  • Is there enough storage for all of your belongings?

      5. Infrastructure: 

When buying a house, a crucial factor to consider is the accessibility of basic infrastructures in the area. Before buying a house, find out if there are simple but must-have infrastructure available or not.

Ask the Right Questions:

  • Is the location well – connected by roadway or train networks?
  • Is there sufficient water supply in the area?
  • Are amenities such as street lighting, telephone, and internet connectivity, and recreational parks are easily available?

     6. Crime

Check out the crime rate in the neighborhood, and a lot of this information is available online. Get a feel for the neighbors, talk to the people in the neighborhood, and also consider the looks you get from the neighborhood.

Ask the Right Questions:

Try to ask this question for yourself.

  • Are you willing to live in a crime-filled neighborhood?
  • Are you willing to sacrifice your investment, have you thought of finding quality renters to live there in the future?

Now, are you ready to buy your DREAM HOME?