5 Important Things to Consider When Buying Your Family House in Cyprus

Buying a home for yourself is one thing, but buying a home to cater for the needs of your entire family can be a whole different story. In fact, the process of finding and purchasing the right home for your family can prove to be a rather daunting task. Here are 5 important things you should keep in mind while embarking on the home buying process for your family in Cyprus.

Finding the Right Size

Finding the right size for your family house often comes down to pinpointing the optimum balance between how much space your family needs and how much space you can actually afford.

Ideally, you would go for as much space as you can get, particularly when taking into account potential future needs that will emerge as the children grow up or new members are added to the family. Nevertheless, financial realities will often make you scale down your dreams and settle for a more realistic option concerning the size of the new home for you and your family. On the other hand, there are smart ways to increase your future home’s capacity without exceeding your budget limitations. Instead of targeting more expensive and bigger houses, look for smaller houses with a lot of potential to transform any spaces to best accommodate the future needs of your growing family.

Finding the House that Suits Your Family’s Practical Needs

All parents hate it when they have to fold the stroller to get it through the front door. But, finding the house that ideally meets your family’s practical needs goes deeper than this. Storage space is what most home owners realize their newly purchased homes are missing, after they settle in. Make sure the houses you’re considering offer storage space, a lot of it, whether that be in the form of closets, a laundry room, a pantry, a basement or a spacious attic. As regards the layout of the interior, open floor plan properties offer higher flexibility and will allow you to adapt the use of spaces to your family’s constantly changing needs.

Making Sure Your Children Will Love It

Your choice of family house will not be successful, unless all members of the family like it. This includes the younger members of the family as well. They do tend to overlook most factors that their parents are interested in and overemphasize the importance of a home environment that can guarantee all the fun they want. A big yard space is always high in their priorities. Having a big yard will enable your kids to unwind without having the leave the house and this might sound rather appealing to you as well. If buying a house with a big yard is not within your budget limitations, do try to find a house near a decent playground or public park where kids will be able to play safely.

Right Location

Quiet, family oriented neighborhoods are the most likely places you’ll consider for your family house in Cyprus.
However, picking the right location also involves a few other factors. For instance, proximity to the local grocery, bakery and other small shops is a great time saver, especially when you accidentally run out of stock on necessary supplies at home. A local pharmacy within a short radius from your family house is also a huge plus.

Then, there’s the issue of taking your children to school every morning. Although buying a property right next to the local school is not the best move due to increased traffic and noise from the children fussing in the yard or on the street, staying within a reasonable distance from the local school can prove very convenient. This is especially true, given the country’s mild climate, which means that you will have the option of walking your children to school for the bigger part of the school year.

Safety

There’s more to ensuring a safe environment for your family than buying a house in a low crime area. After all, crime rates in Cyprus remain very low compared to most other parts of the world. When it comes to the safety of your family at home, your main concern should be focused on the structural aspects of the house itself. Make sure that there are no hazardous areas in the house, like steep interior stairs leading to the upper floor or the basement, uneven floors, sharp corners or other similar features. If you do identify hazardous features in a house you’re considering for purchase, try to determine whether it is possible to implement effective measures to remove the hazards involved.

Give the needed consideration to the aforementioned factors and you will have made a huge step towards realizing your dream for the perfect family house in Cyprus.

This article was written byGeorge Dokuchaev, the Group’s Sales Director of Prime Property in Cyprus. He has more than 10 years of experience in property and real estate market with many success stories worldwide

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