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The real estate market can be a competitive and challenging space for both sellers and buyers. Depending on periods, there may not be any interesting property available on the market, while at other times, an abundance of properties with varying prices and sizes may be overwhelming. 


Additionally, the property market also responds to financial fluctuations, with increasing prices for relatively small accommodations. Unfortunately, price fluctuations will affect property markets in all locations. So, if houses in your area seem to be going up in price, they are likely to follow the same motion all across the country. That being said, there are still many exceptions, such as properties that have been on the market for a long time or even inexpensive locations. 


Nevertheless, when you are in the process of finding the perfect family home, navigating the many challenges of the property market can feel daunting. But is the ideal family home truly waiting for you in the listings of a real estate agency? 

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Essential considerations for house hunting

When embarking on the journey of finding the perfect home for your family, it is crucial to consider several key factors. First of all, you want to determine your budget and evaluate your financial capacities realistically. This will help you narrow your search window to focus only on the properties that are within your budget range. 


Additionally, you want to think about the property location, not only in terms of price, but also in terms of how it will affect your lifestyle. A safe neighborhood with direct access to all the amenities you need may be more expensive on paper, but could save you a ton of money in commuting and security systems. 


The benefits of adding an extension

More often than not, extending your existing home can be a more practical solution than searching for a new one. By working with a professional team such as VL Builders you could add more living space to your home. A new room could act as an improvement to the current communal space, such as the kitchen or the living room. It could also become a bedroom for your child if the family is growing. More importantly, an extension is a cost-effective solution to get the family home of your dream without needing to change home.


Smart space-management solutions

Why move out when you can optimize the available space? Custom storage solutions, such as built-in cabinets and shelves can maximize storage capacity without compromising on space inside your home. Building storage solutions designed to fit your unique space and needs can make your square footage go further. 


In addition to smart storage solutions, investing in multi-purpose furniture can help make the most of limited space. Convertible sofas, modular units, and foldable tables are excellent examples of furniture that can adapt and adjust to different needs for enhanced versatility and functionality. 


Lastly, storage and hard-working furniture go hand-in-hand with a clutter-free home, Decluttering is an essential step in transforming your existing house into a dream family home. It not only frees up space but also promotes a sense of well-being and peace. 


In conclusion, more often than not, the perfect family home requires preliminary work. Whether you focus on strategic house hunting techniques or dedicated home improvements, there is more than one way to unlock the door to the family home of your dreams.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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