Census Data shows that more than 40 million people move to a new location each year. People move for a variety of reasons. There are some who are retiring and want a change of place and pace. Others relocate because of job or school. Some folks want to get out of the city and look at buying a home in a more rural area. Growing families often need more space and look for a larger home. There are also those who are looking for a second home for retreat and recreation. Regardless of the reason for the move, each of these folks is looking for the perfect house - their dream home.
How do you go about looking for your dream home? There are a few things to consider when you begin your quest for the perfect place. For instance, what type of a home do you want? Do you want a brand, new, still being constructed home where you can add upgrades and unique features as it is being built? Do you prefer an older home that reminds you of the one where your grandmother lived? Are you open to doing remodeling or renovations on an older home? If you are interested in an older home, how old would be acceptable? Do you want a 1 level or a two story home? Are you looking for a house or would a condominium better fit your style?
You will also want to determine how many bathrooms and bedrooms you need. A growing family needs more space than a retiring couple. Are there any special needs that must be considered? Newer homes often have wide hallways which can accommodate people with wheelchairs or crutches. Older homes have more narrow hallways and doorways.
It is also good to consider what kinds of amenities are important to have near you. Would you like to live near the mall or close to the golf course? Or both? Will you need to access public transportation or do you want to live close to the schools to make getting the kids to sporting events easier?
There might be other details that are important to you. Do you want a pool or would you like a workshop to putter around in. Do you want a big backyard for the swingset and sandbox or would you rather have a large front yard? You may decide you want to spare yourself mowing and opt for no big yard at all.
It helps to write down the things that are most important to you in locating your dream home. Prioritize them in the order of most importance. Then acquire an experienced realtor, who really knows the area, to help you track down those homes that meet your criteria.
Lisa Elliott and the Team at Lake Real Estate Pros have more than 20 years experience helping people find the home of their dreams. Friendly, experienced staff is available to answer any questions you might have about moving to Lake of the Ozarks. So, what about you? What does your dream home look like? It's a pretty sure bet we have it here at Lake of the Ozarks. Call us today at 573-365-7332 or visit our site at www.lakerealestatepros.com. Come on down!