My list of “Must Haves”!
By Agent Kate Broddick – Real Estate Sales Representative
For the past several months, my team members have been swooning over their “must haves” when purchasing a house and today, I’m excited to share mine. It’s no denying that I’m definitely a hard person to please when shopping for the next big purchase. My husband, Ryan, knows this all too well.
However, if a house checks off my 3 “must haves”, then it will likely prove to be a strong contender! So here goes!
Lot, Green and a Private Ravine!
That’s right, I’m talking about location. This is something you just simply cannot change. I try my best to have all 3, but the property I buy for my family definitely has to have at least one of the following:
1. Lot: I want a nice big lot for kids to run and play and mom and dad to entertain! Reverse pie shaped lots that give little front yard to maintain but a big backyard to enjoy are my personal favourites.
2. Green: And who doesn’t like to look out their window at greenery? Of course you do! Big, tall mature trees provide a tranquil feeling to any property. Not only do they offer shade in the summer, they are a great place for hammocks and tree forts!
3. Private ravine: Maybe it doesn’t have to be a private ravine, but no backyard neighbours strikes high on my must have list. There is nothing better than having privacy in your backyard! This leaves you and your family the ability to do what you want without disturbing those around you. After a long, chaotic day, there is something to be said about returning to the privacy of your own home.
You can always demo a kitchen, add an air conditioning unit, spruce up a living room. But goodness, is it hard to pick up a house and move it to the location of your dreams!