What to Look For When Buying a Bungalow

If you’re on the hunt for a bungalow, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you purchase:

Does the Neighbourhood Suit Your Needs and Lifestyle

The neighbourhood and location where you purchase a bungalow are just as important as the actual property. When you’re out on the hunt, pay close attention to the location and surrounding community. Does it offer the type of setting where you can envision living long-term? Does it provide the services you’ll need, such as good schools for the kids? What about amenities? Are there shops, grocers, banks and other necessities close by? What will the commute be like from this location? Jot down a list of criteria and questions so you can refer back to it when making your decision. When it comes to the location, it should feel like the right fit while also making sense for your lifestyle.

Does the Bungalow Provide Enough Space?

Since you won’t have additional floors, it’s important to make sure the square footage works for you and your family. Bungalows tend to have a larger plot size than standard homes since it’s all about the one level, but consider your evolving needs in the future. Do you plan on having kids or need separate bedrooms as your children enter their teen years? Having the right amount of space – or, more specifically, bedrooms – is essential.

Does it Feel Inviting?

Any property that you’re looking to buy should feel inviting and easy to envision living in. Pay attention to how you feel as you do a walkthrough. Does it feel right or offer the type of features you want?

Does the Flow and Functionality Work for You?

Every home has a certain flow and functionality that can work well for some homeowners while being frustrating for others. This can be based on family size, lifestyle, work schedules and age. We all have different preferences, but your bungalow should have the right flow and functionality for you. As you move around and tour the property, pay attention to this well.

If you’re looking for the perfect bungalow to call home, contact us at Valecraft to view all our current listings. Our properties are well designed and built with quality in mind. We offer a wide range of options throughout Ottawa. Get in touch to learn more or to arrange a tour.

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