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Gettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

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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Tired Of Apartment Living? Why It's Time To Move To A Single-Family Home

When you are first getting started in the real world, moving into an apartment seems like a wildly exciting adventure. However, as time goes by, what used to seem like a piece of paradise can start to feel more like a burden. If you're ready to expand your horizons and move beyond an apartment, find out why now is the ideal time to move into a single-family home.

Enjoy Privacy Like Never Before

Living in an apartment is great if you really like to bond with neighbors or see other people frequently. There always seems to be someone entering or exiting the facility, and just going to pick up your mail can result in you making a good friend.

At some point, however, you may yearn for more privacy. You may be tired of overhearing conversations from your neighbors and feel certain that they have been privy to some of your own whispered talks with loved ones. The shared walls can also be a burden when a music-lover moves in because you might feel like you can never escape the booming sounds from their apartment. Apartments can have some drawbacks if you are beginning to feel like you need more space, and you need more privacy.

Basking in the privacy of a single-family home allows you to experience a peace that puts your mind completely at ease. Try to find a house that is spread out from those around it so you're able to host parties, let the kids can horse around, and basically explore every inch of your property without disturbing those around you. A single-family home can be a lot more breathable than an apartment. 

Give Yourself Room To Grow

If you currently live alone, you might not see the need for a single-family home. What if things change in the near future? You could possibly meet the love of your life and decide to move in together to start a family. Or, you may want to have a handful of pets but currently live in a complex that does not allow animals. Having a single-family home means you'll have room to grow without going through the additional stress of trying to move out of a place that just doesn't feature the accommodations you need.

Relocating to a single-family home can be a dream come true. Ask your real estate agent to show you a few single-family abodes to see if you find one that strikes your fancy.