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When you are searching for the home you will live in, make sure to review the floorplan to make sure that it meets your short term needs. Envision yourself (along with your family living in the home).
What are the key points of consideration for your home? If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then you want to make sure that the kitchen can accommodate your habits. You will also want to evaluate the commuting distances to your place of employment, along with distances to schools. If anyone in your household will use public transportation, you will need to take note of the available transit options.
How far is the home to grocery shopping, movies, theaters, or churches? Are there parks and recreational facilities nearby? If you will be working from home, make sure that your home office setup will work. Make sure that all of your telecommunications and electrical needs can be met. Is the backyard adequate for your family? Do you need a garage? Are you willing to make major repairs to the home?
Does the style reflect your taste? Can the home grow with you over the next 5 years, 10 years or 30 years? If you don't plan to be in the home for a long period of time, then certain aspects of the home may not concern you, such as extended stairs or location from other amenities.
In the meantime, make sure to factor in all of your day to day living concerns when you find that house you will call home!