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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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3 Things To Pay Attention To If You Are Looking At Single Family Homes For Your Large Family

by Nathan Olson

When looking for a home for a large family, it is important that you look for certain things. This article will discuss 3 things to pay attention to if you are looking at single family homes for your large family.

Kitchen Appliances

When looking at a home for a large family, one of the most important rooms is going to be the kitchen. This is where all of the cooking will be done and where your family will likely be spending a good amount of time together. When looking at the kitchens, you need to specifically look at the kitchen appliances. You will want to see first of all if you have all of the basics, such as a dishwasher, and then you will want to see if they are going to be big enough. For example, you will want to see if there is a double oven to cook for your large family, as well as how big the fridge is. Lastly, if the appliances that you need aren't there, you will want to see if there is going to be room for you to buy them and then put them in the kitchen yourself. 

Storage Space

Another crucial thing to look for in a single family home, if you are considering your large family, is going to be the amount of storage space that you have. This will include storage space in your attic and/or under your home. Also, you will want to look for storage space in all the closets in your home to see if you will have room for clothes, linens, and all other items that you plan on storing in your closets. You can also see if there is going to be enough space in all of your cabinets. This includes the cabinets in your bathrooms, your kitchen, your laundry room, and any other rooms in your home that include cabinets. Also, if you don't have enough space, you need to see if you can add some on your own, or if you are simply going to need a larger home to better meet the needs of your family. 

Property Size

If you have a large family, then you likely need a large space outside for everyone to gather. When looking at different single family homes for sale, you can ask how much property comes with each, so you can see if there is going to be enough space to meet your needs. You can also see if the outdoor space is going to need to have anything added to it. For example, you can see if you will need to landscape the backyard, add a deck or patio, pour a basketball court, put up a fence, etc. It is important to factor all of these things in because they are going to add to the overall cost of your home. 

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