How Big Should My Next Home Be?

Thinking about buying a home, but not sure what size you need? It can be hard to visualize the difference between 1,200 square feet and 2,500 if you don’t have a clear frame-of-reference. Arrowhead Title is the best title agency at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have some tips to help you decide just how much space you’ll need. Read on to learn more!


How Long Will This be Home?


If you are looking for a forever home, your priorities may be different than if you are looking for a temporary place to settle in for a few years. A first-time home for newlyweds may not need to be much bigger than 900 to 1,000 square feet, while empty nesters may be looking for a spacious home that will allow their children and grandchildren to visit comfortably. Don’t be afraid to buy a home that fits your needs for right now or just the next couple of years. One of the great things about buying a home instead of renting is that you are building equity. You can choose to sell your house when it’s time to expand without losing all of your investment.

What is Your Lifestyle?


If you are growing your family with lots of kiddos, or plan on regularly entertaining guests, then you may need a much larger space than newlyweds. Think about how many rooms you will need for your personal daily life… Your bedroom, bathroom, and perhaps a home office and/or craft room. Then think about how you like to entertain… Maybe a large basement would be a good fit, with space for game nights, movie or football game screenings, etc. Or maybe a few guest rooms and half-baths are more your style to host guests for friendly getaways and family reunions.


Location, Location, Location.


Sometimes the area where you prefer to live will dictate how large or small the house will be. If you are searching for a house at the Lake of the Ozarks and want to find a lakefront home, then you may need to settle for a slightly smaller place to remain within budget. Whatever your priority, the location may determine how much house you are able to buy. So, make sure the location is enough of a priority before you go house hunting. Otherwise you may end up stretching your budget farther than you anticipated.

Buying a House at the Lake


If you’re buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s almost impossible to go wrong! Whether you choose a quaint lakefront cabin or a large, two-story house in the country, you are going to love living at the Lake. Arrowhead Title is the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so you can depend on us to help you experience a smooth real estate transaction for your next home – big or small!



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