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Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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4 Things To Look For In A Home That Is Suitable For The Survivalist Mentality

Buying a new home always takes a lot of prior planning and consideration. However, when you live with a survivalist's mentality, your new home needs can be a bit different than most. 

Look for a home that has ample storage space. 

Storage is ever-important as a homebuyer, but when you are a survivalist, your storage needs can look a lot different than the average person's. You may need a place where you can set up your survival pantry, which contains buckets of things like grain and rice. You may need an out-of-the-way place in the house to store your getaway gear, firearms, and extra water supply. Survivalists tend to gather everything they need for just about any kind of emergency, and all this stuff will need a place to go in a new home. 

Find a home that has access to multiple evacuation routes. 

In the event of a major disaster, you may have to leave your home and do so in a hurry. During these situations, places that have only one evacuation road can quickly get overcrowded and traffic can come to a standstill. When searching for a new home as a survivalist or a prepper, it is always wise to consider how many evacuation routes there are around any home you are considering. Two primary evacuation points are great, but more is always better. 

Search for a house that is not quite as obvious as others. 

This may sound like a strange thing to look for, but when you have the survivalist mentality, you may need a place that can keep your family more concealed in the event you are trapped in your home. The big, two-story home with a lot of windows that sits right on the road may not be the best option. Instead, look for a new home that is a little less obvious and maybe even a little less accessible. It is a good idea to exchange curb appeal for a long driveway and a house that is not as visible from the road or does not have a lot of flashy traits. 

Look for a home that has natural resources nearby. 

In the event the power grid goes down and you have no publicly supplied water, natural resources are going to be a huge advantage. Something like a creek, for example, could supply your home and family with water if you were stuck at home, and a patch of woods could supply you with firewood to stay warm. Finding a property that has some of these natural resources nearby can be really important. 

Look for new home sales near you to see what's available.