Ready to purchase a house for your family? Buyers with children are on the lookout for kid-friendly features, but do you know all of the things you should check? If you have childre, realtor.com tells you what you need to know before you buy a place you might regret.
1. Bedroom placement
Obviously, you’re looking for a house with enough bedrooms for your kids, but you also need to factor in where those bedrooms are. You might want a layout where your kids’ bedrooms are close to your own, or you might need a floor in between your bedrooms for some much-needed peace and quiet.
2. A backyard in view
Having a yard is important, but you don’t necessarily want to go outside every time your kids go outside. To avoid this, check how much of the yard you can see from the indoors.
3. Hot spots
How your home is heated is important for more than one reason. You definitely don’t want your kids to get accidentally burned. Radiators and fireplaces can get piping hot. And, while they’re cozy, they’re also dangerous for kids with wandering hands.
4. Amenities within walking distance
If you want the ability to walk to places with the kids, this should go on your checklist. Check out the neighborhood and see what’s nearby. Can you walk to restaurants and stores? It will also save you from having to pack strollers and bags into your car.