Linda Dear, Associate | TEL. (410) 740-1200

Best Home for Your Family

 

Thinking of a better home for you and your family? Families grow quickly and before you know it you will have children and grandchildren. If you are running out of space, or if you’re planning on having a family, then moving to a larger home could be your best bet. However, there are a lot of other things you should consider first.

 

  • Discuss: Make sure you plan this out well ahead of time so you know that you are making the right decision. First, make sure that you have the resources to move. If you don’t, then you may have to save up before you can do so. Discuss any possible move with your partner and see what they have to say. Once you and your partner have discussed it, then talk to your children. While your children will not be making the final decision, they may have some helpful insights - and asking them may reinforce the fact that a new home would be better for everyone.
  • Looking for the best home: When looking for a home, bring your children along with you. With our expertise and assistance we will help you check out a few properties. Ask your children what they like about the home, and ask them what room they would like best. If you don’t have children yet, carefully check out each room and try to imagine a family living in there.
  • Look outside the home: Of course, you will want to have to take a look around both the inside and what surrounds the home. 
  • Afterwards, take a stroll or drive through the area. Walk to the nearest park and check it out, and if there are parents already there, ask them how the neighbourhood is. As well, take a drive to the local schools, shoppin, grocery stores, community centre and parks, and take that all into account for your decision.
  • Using our help: We have sold homes to families before, so ask us what we think may be the best home for you and your family. We can offer more expertise than you may be aware of.
  • Keep up constant communication with your children: Even though some children will be excited to move into a new home, they may not fully understand why or feel good about leaving the only place they have called home. Older children and teenagers may be a bit rebellious and angry because of a move, especially if they are leaving their close-knit social circles. Never fight with your child. Do try (however trying) to understand their frustrations and keep communicating. This should be a fun and exciting family experience, not a stressful one. Let us help you - there is not much we haven't seen.

After you have done all your research and made a decision, start the packing. Remember, don’t forget to ask us for help and advice, that’s what we are here for.

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