Why A Single-Family Home May Be The Best Option If You Are Pregnant

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If you are pregnant and thinking of relocating to a new home in the near future, you may have multiple options, including renting an apartment or purchasing a single-family home. In many cases, buying a single-family home may be the best option for a person who is expecting. Here are a few reasons why.

Freedom to Decorate the Nursery as Desired

Even though you may be able to add the furniture, drapes, and bedding that you desire in the nursery of a rented apartment, the unit's owner may not permit you to change wall colors, install different lighting, or make permanent changes to the room. When you buy a home, you can decorate and child-proof the nursery as you please. Additionally, if it is a single-family home, you can use the necessary tools to apply art, shelving, or other items to the wall without fearing that you disturbing a neighbor who is only a wall away. 

Ability to Add on to the Home Later

Structural changes to a rented apartment are often forbidden. However, with your own home, you can make changes to the property as long as they meet the building codes in your area. Thus, if you plan to have additional little ones and decide to add additional space for your expanding family, you have that option. You can even want to add a mother-in-law suite if a family member plans to come live with you for a period to assist in the care of your child.

Peace and Quiet for You and Your Neighbors

Once your child arrives, they may have a few fussy moments. In an apartment, your neighbors may find the sound of the child's cries disruptive. However, in a single-family home, your neighbors are less likely to hear your child. Likewise, you are less likely to hear the movements and conversations of neighbors, which could wake or disturb a sleeping baby.

Private Yard

A single-family home is also likely to have a private yard, where you can spend time with your newborn outside without exposing the baby to the germs of a public park or common area. As your child grows into toddlerhood, you can even add play toys that the youngster can enjoy in the yard without being accessible to strangers. 

If you are expecting a child and looking for a new home, schedule a consultation with a real estate professional in your local area.


28 October 2020

Apartment Frightmares: How You Can Live Happy Again

Apartment living can be a trial sometimes. Even the best apartment complexes can have problems, such as noisy neighbors. I experienced this firsthand with my newest neighbors. Between their partying and trashy existence, I was ready to go crazy. Late one night when they were being particularly noisy, I started researching my rights as a tenant. I found out I did not have to live with their inconsiderate behavior. As a public service, I decided to help others through this blog with their neighbor problems. Whether you are dealing with a landlord that will not do any repairs or bad neighbors, I can help.