When it is time to move into a new home, most people have a simple list of requirements. They want to find a nice house in a safe neighborhood with a vibrant community. School districts are often important to potential homeowners, but while some people would prefer to live on an attractive lake property, others prefer to find a new community in the desert or mountains, or even in a larger city.
The “home essentials” that potential buyers are looking for may vary drastically from person to person. Many new homeowners are looking for a dream home in picturesque historic towns, citing proximity to natural features like parks and lakes.
Historic towns have a strong appeal to many homeowners with young children: a fun, family-oriented atmosphere is a positive quality that many people are looking for when they want to move into a new home.
Many homeowners are more flexible on the location of their high quality new home purchase, but require eco-friendly appliances: not only do “smart” appliances minimize a home’s environmental impact, but they can also save savvy homeowners hundreds or even thousands of dollars in home heating and cooling costs every year.
When a home is surrounded by nature, either proximate to forests, deserts, or a lovely public lake or beach, homeowners often report higher levels of overall well-being. Having a yard for children to play in, seeing birds and larger animals on a regular basis, and knowing that natural environments are easily accessible are all important factors that can influence a home buying decision.
A perfectly situated “dream home” may be a casita in the arid desert, a condominium in a vibrant, bustling urban area, an historical home situated by a lake, or anything that makes a new homeowner feel happy, safe and comfortable.
Many potential homeowners wait for months — or even years — to move into a new home before they find a perfect fit, knowing that eventually they will find a home that meets all of their dreams and expectations.