Location vs Size: Which Should Be Your Priority?

Location vs Size: Which Should Be Your Priority?

Size and location – these are two of the biggest factors that you should consider when you are looking for a home to buy. Unfortunately, they don’t always go hand in hand. What do we mean? For instance, if you are looking to find a property in the city where you could be close to work, you will most probably find a small apartment or a condo unit in a building. It would be difficult to find your dream villa with a huge garden and a pool for your kids. It would be difficult but not impossible. But one thing is for sure – it would be expensive. On the other hand, there would be more spacious houses to choose from but they would be outside the city.

When you are thinking about moving and buying a new home, take some time to figure out what is best for you – what your needs are not just currently but also in the future. Is it important that you live in the city where you work and where there are lots of other job opportunities, or is a bigger home more important for you?

Who will you share the house with?
This is one of the first questions that you need to be answered. Will you be living with your partner or spouse or maybe some friends? Are you planning to have kids in the future? If you will be living on your own, the location would be your priority.

Will it be convenient for you?
Convenience means a lot of things. Living close to your work, near good schools, hospitals, and supermarkets would be convenient. But squeezing four people in a small apartment would be an inconvenience. A spacious family home would be convenient for your kids. But not having access to things that you need or having to travel for hours to get to them would be inconvenient. Weigh things in and try to determine which ones you can deal with and which one you can’t do without.

How much stuff do you have?
This is important, too, especially if you intend to keep all your stuff. If you don’t have a lot of furniture and other stuff or you are willing to give them up, then you might be fine with a small space. But if you plan to bring everything with you, including your old piano, and all your exercise machines, you are going to need a larger house.

There is no concrete rule when it comes to buying a house. One cannot say that size is more important than location or that location is a bigger factor than size. It all comes down to what your particular needs are.

If you are looking for a home that would perfectly meet your needs, call Tammy Samuels. Let her know what you want and what your needs are and Tammy will help you find the right property for you!