Whether you are moving to a new house with children or you are buying your first Lewes home with the intention of raising future little ones there, many factors will come into play when making your decision.
You will want to find a house with the right size and layout, that has a suitable number of bedrooms and bathrooms, is in an excellent neighborhood and has all of the local amenities your family will need.
Here are three important factors to consider during your new home search:
LocationTake a look at the area where the property is located.
- Is it close to a school that your kids want to attend when they are old enough? Lewes is located within the Cape Henlopen School District. Delaware's enrollment choice program makes it possible (no guarantee) for your kids to attend school in a different district than your residence.
- Is there a playground where they can play with their friends?
- Are you near any convenient shopping areas or stores for picking up groceries?
NeighborsTake a look at the demographics of the neighborhood. You may want to spend some time walking the neighborhood and learning about the surrounding area. Taking evening walks in the neighborhood might allow you the opportunity to meet other people who are living there and learn what they think is important about the area.
If it has mostly young families around the same age as you, your children will likely have plenty of neighbors to play with as they grow up.
AffordabilityYou may think that spending as much as you can possibly afford on an expensive home is the best thing for your kids, but you might be wrong. In fact, you could end up stressed out from working too hard to make your mortgage payments and feel like you never get enough time to spend with your family.
Another option would be to buy a more modest house that you can reasonably afford and have more time with your children.
Choosing the right place to live is difficult. It might take a while to find the right house, but when you do, it will be worth it.
When you do, you will have a wonderful place to fill with love and memories, where your children can grow up in peace and happiness.
If you've been seriously contemplating purchasing your first home, or possibly the next home, the best thing you can do is contact a licensed real estate professional to determine what is available in the market that would fit your needs. Should that market include real estate in Coastal or Southern Delaware, contact Mann & Sons.