When thinking about buying a new Ucluelet home, there's more to consider than just the number of bedrooms and bathrooms that will be needed.
Certainly, the first thing to think about is the neighbourhood in which you would like to live, and since you've already decided to move to Ucluelet for it's quiet surroundings, state-of-the-art amenities, fine schools, and flavourful local charm, what's left to think about is what you need in a home now and what you might want in your home as the years roll on in your house On The Edge in Ukee..
Here are 3 things to consider before starting on the house hunt:
1) Do you have a preference / budget for a new or a re-sell home?
If you're at the phase when you're starting to look at homes, you must have already procured a copy of your Pre-Approval for a Mortgage from the bank, so you're well aware of your price-range. If you have not done this step yet, check out our First Time Ucluelet Homebuyer Tips for more details.
There are numerous benefits to building a new home such as personalized choices, up-to-date on the building codes, energy efficient as well. However, there may be extra costs for add-ons like a fireplace, paving the driveway or sodding the lawn, so know your options and contact us if you have any questions about what is available in the area that will suit you and your family's needs.
2) What type of home do you want?
Do you need several bedrooms, more than one bathroom, space for a home office, a two-car garage, any over-sized furniture that needs to fit into the house?
Do you want storage or hobby space, a fireplace, a swimming pool? Do you have family members with special needs?
Lifestyles and Stages:
Do you plan to have children? Do you have teenagers who will be moving away soon? Are you close to retirement?
Try to buy a home that meets most of your needs for the next 10+ years, or find a home that can grow and change with your needs. Flex-housing is a possibility for changing the lay-out of a home rather easily by planning in advance for expanding rooms or additions to the home.
3) How much property do you need for hobbies or simply for space?
It's imperative that you consider the space around your house as well. Will you be needing a shed or garage to store some of your tools or toys? Do the kids or grandkids need a place to play? Will gardening be a part of your repertoire - and if so, you might need an enclosure around the tasty treats in your garden because the local deer enjoy your garden at least as much as you do!
Now that you have narrowed down the location, the size and features that are most important in your new home, it's time to find your perfect Ucluelet home! We are here to help with the search, so feel free to Contact Us.