Finding the perfect family home can be tough. While a single person or couple may be able to settle for a smaller home or be more flexible with their location, those looking for a family home need to ensure there is enough space for the kids to run around and good schools close by.
So how do you know you’re onto a winner and have found a home that will suit your family now and into the future?
Here are some things to look out for:
- Research schools and childcare
A good education is priceless so at the top of your home-buying list should be a location with suitable schools and childcare available nearby.
Always review local educational and child-minding services for your children so you know what is available to you and what school zones apply.
- Think about functionality
Many families require a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms but it’s also worth thinking about how many living areas you might require, or storage space. Large families should also pay attention to kitchen and dining spaces and ensure there is enough room for everyone to sit around and enjoy a meal together comfortably.
- Go for a big yard
Do you and your family value spending time outdoors? If so then you’ll want plenty of room for the kids to be able to run around and you may even want other features such as a pool or outdoor entertaining area.
If you find a great home with a small yard then at least consider whether there are good parks and recreational areas nearby that you can spend time in.
- Consider safety
While community safety is of paramount importance, so is the safety of the house itself.
A doer-upper probably isn’t the best kind of home to buy if you have young children running around. You may also prefer a home that is all one level so that little legs don’t need to navigate stairs.
- Find a good neighbourhood
When it comes to finding a great family home it’s all about location, location, location. At the end of the day you want to be surrounded by a good community and have lots of amenities and places to play nearby.
Luckily, there are plenty of places in the Mudgee region that meet all of the above criteria. If you’re looking for help finding a perfect home for your family in the region then get in touch with the McGrath Central Tablelands team.