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Tips For Purchasing A Family Home

Property   |   October 6, 2023   |   Wright & Co Estate Agents


Starting a family is an incredibly exciting time and often, this is also the time when many will outgrow their current home. When you have children, not only will you likely need more bedrooms, but you will probably need a lot more space in general. Choosing your first family home is a big responsibility, especially if you plan on staying in this home for many years to come, and it’s important to ensure you’re investing in the right property. To help anyone currently browsing the local property market for a family home, below we have put together some tips that can help you to find the perfect 2 or 3 bedroom house for your needs. 

Choose a home with the future in mind 

It can be easy to focus on your current needs when you’re buying a new home and whilst these are undeniably important, you also need to bear in mind your future needs too. For example, if your family is likely to grow again in the future, you need to ensure you will have enough space for more children. In addition to having spare bedrooms, it can be advantageous to consider whether a property can be extended or loft space can be converted if required. 

Make sure the area is family-friendly 

The area you choose to live in will have a big impact on your day-to-day life and if you have a young family, you should make sure you have everything you need in the local area. When considering where you’d like your family home to be, look at things such as local playgroups, nurseries and schools. Also, it’s beneficial to consider what amenities and entertainment facilities are in the local area too, so you will have plenty of things to do with your children. 

Don’t forget about the outside of the property 

In addition to ensuring the inside of your family home is perfect, you need to make sure the outside is too. A garden is often considered to be a must-have for families and there are so many benefits to having a private outdoor space, especially during the warm summer months. Lots of families want to have a driveway too and off-street parking is much more convenient when you have young children as you won’t have to worry about where you’re going to park. It is also much safer to get your children in and out of the car when you have a driveway. 

Look for storage space 

You can never have too much storage space and when you have a young family, storage solutions are incredibly useful. It can be very easy to overlook storage when you’re choosing a family home, but having plenty of space for your belongings will help you to keep your home tidy and organised. It’s often advantageous to look for homes with loft space or a garage as well as various cupboards that you can use for storage. 

Consider your entertaining needs

If you frequently have family and friends to visit and you’d like to continue hosting parties in your new house, you need to think about your socialising and entertaining needs when choosing a family home. Having a large living area or an open-plan layout, for example, can be useful when you welcome guests and it will make it easier for you to spend time with your loved ones. It can also be advantageous to have a spare bedroom if you have family and friends that live far away and would usually stay with you when visiting. 

Ensure it’s practical for day-to-day life

Whenever you’re purchasing a family home, you need to think about the practicality of living in the property. Having a home that works well for your family and your lifestyle is important, and ideally, your home should make day-to-day life as easy and enjoyable as possible. For example, having 3 stories might not be convenient if you have young children and if you work from home, you might need space for a home office. So, think about your specific needs. 

Looking for 2 and 3 bedroom houses for sale in Sawbridgeworth?

If you’re trying to find a new family home, our team at Wright & Co will be happy to help. We have a vast range of 2 and 3 bedroom houses for sale in Sawbridgeworth and the surrounding areas, and we can help you to find a new home that meets all of your wants and needs. With over 110 years of combined experience, you can trust you will be in very capable hands with our estate agents and they will be able to provide you with the honest advice you need when narrowing down the property market.  


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