Hello once again, homeowners! Whether or not your new home is going to be a townhouse or a single-family home, you need to consider its physical location. We’ve already covered some pointers in regards to total commute times, amenities, recreation opportunities, and how walkable your area is. Following on from that point of discussion, here is more advice for you when it comes time to select where the plot of your custom home should be!
Next, you will want to learn about how to take advantage of public transportation such as buses, taxis, and ridesharing services. After all, not everyone has a car – even in highly populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or even a bit closer to home (Baltimore or Washington DC) public transport can still be an easier way to get around. Figure out how closely bus and train lines overlap; determine the schedule differences on weekends and holidays; think about costs based on fares, and ultimately, overall commuting time to the places you’ll go the most often, such as the grocery store.
If you’ve been renting for several years, then the responsibilities of getting your rent paid on time are probably old hat by now. However, moving up to a mortgage gets more complicated, as homeownership also brings up the question of how property taxes work. These taxes can impact how high your mortgage is, and the costs could fluctuate over time. Newer neighborhoods can have attractive property values based on how long you live there, but the taxes could also go up as well.
Looking forward to the future is a fixture of our modern society. It’s just a natural part of human life that isn’t likely to change any time soon. You might only want to live there for a few years, but decades down the line, your custom home should be a place where you can seek shelter from the outside world. Talk to the planning office in your jurisdiction about pending developments – whether a new complex is being constructed or old buildings will be demolished to make way for more residential subdivisions.
Here at Gnu Homes, we want to give you a fresh home buying and home building experience. We are focused on design, and our homes are designed to be lived in as soon as possible. Are you ready to get the home of your dreams? Then it’s time to Join the Herd! We’ve got a contact page where you can reach us! You can also get in touch with us by phone at 443-212-8218. Are you social? Come follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!