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After finally saving up enough money to use as a down payment, I decided that it was time to hit the market. I met with a lender, got pre-approved for a loan, and then started visiting different properties. However, I quickly realized that I didn't know as much about real estate as I would have hoped. I wanted to find a great neighborhood and know what to ask the professionals, but I could tell that I needed a little help. To point me in the right direction, I started working with a great real estate agent who was familiar with the area. This blog is all about educating the general public on real estate matters.


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Custom-Built Home Features One Can Add Depending On Their Personality

by Nathan Olson

If you are gearing up to plan out a custom-built home, you might be excited, but this can also be an overwhelming process. If you can start with your own personality and tastes, you might be able to narrow down areas of the house you should play up for your needs. Here are four personality types and what custom-built features might guide you to building the perfect home.

1. The Entertainer

If you are the life of the party and like to entertain guests in your home, playing up common areas in your home can make this fit your style. Large dining areas and patios can make it easy to entertain, whether this will be during the summer or winter months. If you are a movie buff or sports fan, incorporate a larger living room area or rec room to accommodate. This can be turned into a screening area to have the gang over to watch your favorite films or sports teams.

2. The Master Chef

If you love to cook, installing a professional grade kitchen will keep you up to speed with the best cooks. Quality appliances, sinks, and countertops will be a must. Having more counter space and even extending this out over cabinets will give you more room to spread out. Hanging pots and pans over an island and opting for shelving over cabinets will give you easier access to kitchen accessories while cooking.

3. The Entrepreneur

If you work from home quite a bit, it is important that your home office is functional and a place you enjoy. If you will be seeing clients, having this on the ground floor with a separate entrance and easily accessible bathroom will bring your business to the next level. Anything you can do to keep your office separate from areas of your home that you use to unwind in will help with work/life balance as well.

4. The Relaxer

If you see your home as the place to relax and rejuvenate, bringing in relaxing elements to your home's design will ensure that your home is a sanctuary. This might include a deep tub for soaking, a sauna, and possibly even a meditation room. Be sure that your bedroom is cozy and designed for sleep and relaxation. If you can extend a separate alcove for larger closet for getting ready off of your bedroom, this won't clutter this space.

When looking into new homes for sale, it is important not to lose sight of your own wants and needs. If you have the benefit to custom build your own home, there are many fantastic features on the market to make your house really feel like home.