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Knowing the Right Place to Find Your Modern Home

Finding a home that fits your strict specifications isn't a walk in the park. You might find the exact home design you prefer but in the wrong neighborhood, or you might discover that the million-dollar estate you've been saving up for since you got out of college has lost most of its value because of newer developments elsewhere.

Knowing the Right Place For You – Mile High Home Pro

If you're having trouble knowing the right place to find your modern home, check our pointers below to get a headstart.

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Don’t be fooled by photos

If a real estate agent shows you pictures of houses to choose from, don’t get fooled by the lavish furnishings. Instead, ask for floor plans. While photos could show you what it’s like inside the house, it’s critical to know if the house is not just aesthetically pleasing, but also functional. By looking at the floor plans and knowing the house layout, you will have an idea if the room positions suit your lifestyle or daily routine.

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Know your upkeep limits

Before picking a house, make sure that you are up to the challenge of sustaining the house’s needs. Certain properties may look good on paper, but are absolutely difficult to maintain in the long run, especially if your long-term budget isn't that big. Avoid buying big if you're not sure you can keep them maintained.

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Location

Choose the neighborhood, not just the house. If the location doesn't fit in with the kind of lifestyle you live or the type of neighbors you'd like, best move on and look elsewhere.

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Construction time

The building timeline can have multiple effects. It can affect time-bound aspects of your life such as your children’s school transfer, or if you have to change jobs due to house moving.

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Where you belong

Above all, pick a modern home that makes you feel like you belong. If you envision yourself living in a property for a decade or two, you've found the home for you. If the neighborhood you choose and the house you bought do not match your lifestyle and personality, living the dream would be living the nightmare – it won’t make you happy in the long run.