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Starting a family is a wonderful thing, but it may also be the time when you realize that an upgrade is long-past due.  While you may be busy starting for a new house to fully plant your roots, it’s important to keep your kids involved and in the thought process right from the start.  For all the ins and outs on how to do that, read on!

When looking to find a new house with a family it is important to consider both where and what you are moving into.  We’ll touch on the former in a little bit, but for right now let’s talk about what to keep in mind when looking at the house itself.

Size

A no-brainer for some, and a bear for others.  Size really does matter, and sometimes it pays to fork up a little bit extra just to have a bigger house, especially in a family that is growing.  Trust us, as parents ourselves, it’s totally worth it to go the extra step, even if it’s an extra bedroom or two.  Keep in mind that one of these rooms can be used as your very own study—in other words, a quiet space to go when the family is being too hectic!

The Yard

“Go out and play in the yard,” is something that we can all still hear our parents yell out to us, even today.  So, to keep that tradition alive, and to keep your kids active while staying secured, make sure that the yard is comfortable.  With a growing family in mind, maybe it’s worth it to go with the house with the pool, so you can make several memories out poolside rather than in the beach traffic.  However, be aware that the larger the yard is, the more time and money you will have to spend to maintain it.  Keep this in mind, and try your best to find the happy medium,

Now that the aspects of the house are out of the way, let us focus on the other important aspect of upgrading with a family: where you are moving to.

Schools

A great education is one of the greatest gifts you can possibly give your child, so be doubly sure to keep that in mind when looking at towns.  If you know other parents who live there, ask them how the school system is, and specifically the school that your zone belongs to.  You can also check the state’s and school district’s website for more information, along with your American Dream Realty agent.  The more you know, the better you will feel—trust us.

The Neighborhood

As we say in the business, it’s all about “location, location, location.”  The type of neighborhood you move into is just as important as the house itself.  Is it a lively spot with kids playing in the street, or is it in a quieter part of town where the empty-nesters are abundant?  Are there parks nearby, or rather a shopping center?  All of these need to be put into consideration when looking, and while we cannot answer what will work best for you, we would be more than happy to alleviate any concerns you may have.

Looking to move into a new home with your family can seem like a challenging task, but we have your back every step of the way.  So, before you’re about to make the plunge, stop into our office and see what we can do for you!

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