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Tips for choosing the perfect home for you

Jan 24, 2021

Are you looking for the perfect home for you and your family? It is out there, we promise! Choosing the right one can take some time and it is important to do some research on neighbourhoods and communities you think would best suit your lifestyle.

Imagining what type of home and understanding what you can afford will also help you narrow down your choices. Since there are many factors to consider before buying a new home, we have rounded up some tips for choosing the perfect home for you and your family to help you make your dream a reality.

Location, location, location

You may have heard this saying before: location, location, location. Often listed as the most important thing to consider when buying a home, it really is something to take time thinking about.

What are your must-haves? Numerous schools to choose from? Fully-equipped parks and trails for hiking and cycling? What kind of shopping and dining options do you want nearby? Consider your proximity to work, school, transit and highway access, as well as family and friends, and how close you want to be to them.

Centrally-located Oakridge Meadows is a new community coming to Richmond Hill in 2021. A master-planned community designed and built by four of the GTA’s most renowned builders, Aspen Ridge Homes, CountryWide Homes, Regal Crest Homes and Royal Pine Homes, it is situated at Leslie Street and Stouffville Road next to the Oak Ridges Moraine, close to schools, parks, shopping and more.

Explore the neighbourhood by car, on foot, or do an online tour of the area to see the surrounding area and all that it has to offer. Once you have a good idea of the location of your perfect home, you can continue to narrow down the search from there.

Know what you can afford

When you have a good idea of the ideal location of your perfect home, the next step is knowing how much home you can afford. Use a handy online tool called a mortgage calculator to help you determine what you can reasonably spend based on your income.

From there, it is best to connect with a financial expert to help you understand the details. Then you can begin your research into size and style of homes available in your desired area because knowing your price range will help narrow your search.

Size and style of home

There are many sizes and styles of homes to choose from, such as townhomes and single-detached homes. Finding the perfect one is possible as most home builders, like the ones bringing Oakridge Meadows to Richmond Hill, offer a variety of types and in a selection of designs.

Consider how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need for your family. What living and dining space do you need and what kind of indoor and outdoor space do you want?

For many, working from home is now a reality. This is also something to consider in the size of your perfect home and with a flexible floor plan, you can turn an extra bedroom into the ideal home office.

Your dream home awaits

Determining the ideal location for you and your family, knowing what you can afford and then finding the best size, style and floor plan are the best tips for finding the perfect home. With the help of a reputable home builder and their sales and design teams, you can find the best home for you and your family, in a beautiful community, designed to make your dreams a reality.

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