It’s Not All Style, Design, and Architecture When Buying a House

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We’ve got too bombarded by write ups suggesting the consideration of style, design, and architecture of the house during purchase. While they are worthy considerations, a home purchase does not always entail these factors. More than the paint, furnishing, and other aesthetic elements – there’s more than just beauty.

Whether you are aware of it or not, or you’re simply refusing the fact – you choose a home because you want it to be a place of comfort and convenience. Of course, what’s inside the house can contribute to your comfort and you will evaluate them when you visit open houses. But, comfortable and convenient living relies much on the lifestyle you want to exhibit and it is directly associated with your choice of house.

Thus, you need to consider its proximity to structures that will serve basic needs and services. You might want a walking-distance home to a nearby grocery or convenience store or perhaps a few minutes of drive to the school, church, or hospital.

Lifestyle factors also cover shopping. It is part of our lives whether you admit it or not. The clothes we wear, school and office needs, as well as the things we put in our kitchen, bathroom, dining, living area and bedrooms can all be found in shopping districts. The presence of shopping centers, malls, home depots, and specialty stores should be an influence to your choice of house.

Enjoy life at its best. Have fun while you can. Purchase a house that is near avenues of fun and entertainment. Various communities have dynamic night life scenes. If you are a party-holic, then the presence of bars and pubs would be a great consideration for you. For family bonding, be sure to spot parks, theaters, or art galleries. Golf courses and country clubs are also great choices to where to spend weekend fun.

Consider the factors above and you are brought closer to the ideal house for you. It doesn’t matter how small or how big your space is as long as you are comfortable with it. With style and beauty of the house comes the comfort and convenience afforded by easy access to basic needs and services, lifestyle, and recreation.


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Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

well said and I think many times it is the wife that looks at your factors and the husband forgets those points you shared.

Mar 13, 2013 09:51 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good advice for buyers. The most important thing is to look for homes within their budget.

Mar 13, 2013 09:52 PM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Bruno well said, everyone is different and their wants are different., Cheers.

Mar 13, 2013 09:55 PM #3
Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!

I teach homebuyer classes for the WSHFC Home Advantage program.  During the portion where we discuss just what each person in the class is looking for in their new home, I have yet to hear anything about architecture other than they want a home that is either a 1 or 2-story home.  However, everything you mentioned above does come into play when they are looking for their new home - size, number of bed/bathrooms, location, neighborhood, etc.  Nice job!

Mar 13, 2013 09:59 PM #4
Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Bowie, MD

Stan: I agree. Because most of the times, wives are in-charge of a week'sgrocery, buying home needs, taking the kids to school and church, and so on.

Gita: So true! Budget shoudl also conform with the family's lifetsyle.

David: Thanks. That's what individuality is all about!

Roger: Really? Probably because they are obvious considerations. Thanks for the appreciation, and good luck with the classes.

Mar 14, 2013 05:26 PM #5
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