Finding the Perfect Family Home

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Almost any adult will understand the complexities and stresses involved in moving home. When you have a family, these problems multiply tenfold. Not only are you responsible for your own happiness and well-being, but you also take on the role of ensuring that your children are well in regards to every aspect of the move. Are there good schools in the area? Will there be a nearby park for them to play in? Are the crime levels low? Is the neighborhood friendly? The list goes on and on. But not to worry, we’re here to help! Read on for a complete guide to finding the perfect family home.

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Where?

 

Choosing the location of your new home is the first step on your journey to paradise. So start doing your research and visiting the areas that you’re considering. Before laying down any deposits, take a visit to your potential new home. Take two weeks out to get a real feel of the area. You can also use this vacation to view homes and have meetings with the local schools and other facilities. Remember that the place that you move to will have so much more to offer than just its tourist hotspots. It will most likely be host to multiple counties and home to thousands of people besides the tourists that frequent the area. So choose your area well. It is so important to find something that will suit every single family member down to a tee. So check out local amenities, clubs and activities.

 

What Kind of Home?

 

There are three types of housing available within most communities: townhouses, single family homes, and condos. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably best suited to the second of the three. A single family home allows you complete control of your entire property, meaning you can make major renovations if you so wish. You will have a private yard which is essential for the summer and there are favorable mortgage rates. If you’re struggling to make a decision in regards to the type of home you’re interested in, check out this homebuyer’s checklist for properties. It has all of the information you could possibly need and more.

 

Proximity to Family and Friends

 

If possible, try to choose somewhere that already has family and friends living nearby. This will make the move smoother and less frightening for your little ones. Seeing familiar faces can put their minds at ease and relieve anxieties. If you don’t have family or friends in the area you’re planning on moving to, make sure that you help your little ones socialise as soon as you move. Take them to activities and clubs, introduce them to new hobbies such as team sports. This will help them to make friends and feel comfortable in their new community. No more feelings of loneliness! Also make sure that they know they can contact their old friends at any time. Apps such as Skype and Facetime mean that they can literally see their friends, not just hear their voice on the other end of the phone.

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I’m turning 50 and I like it…. A fishing trip.

“Did you hear that?”, I turned to look at what I was supposed to be hearing, but all I could see is water. At that point, I thought maybe my husband or myself were literally going crazy. It is 6:30 in the morning and the sun is just coming up and we are sitting in a boat on the water….

My husband and I have been married for almost 18 years now. I came into this marriage with three children, who we have raised together and are now adults. Every weekend, he loves to go fishing, I was sitting on the boat reflecting how this wasn’t my favorite past time, but Robby, my hubby, sure does love it.

So off we go this morning to fish the day away…As the day started I landed the first redfish and thought wow this isn’t so bad after all. I began teasing my husband who is ad avid fisherman and really great at it. I then land an even bigger redfish than before, of course, each time he put his pole down and netted for me as I continued to tease him about how he better be glad I came cause at least we get to eat supper!!

As the day started I landed the first redfish and thought wow this isn’t so bad after all. I began teasing my husband who is an avid fisherman and really great at it. I then landed an even bigger redfish than before. Of course, each time he had put his pole down and net for me. I continued to tease him about how he better be glad I came because at least we get to eat supper!!

 

This continued throughout the morning while I caught 4 big keepers to his one, then it dawned on me, he is doing this to make sure I have a great time. Each time he would stop fishing to net my fish, recheck my bait and make sure he put me in a position to catch the big one.

 

I realized right then, how happy I am. I am not just talking about catching the most fish but in life. I turn 50 this year and was determined to not be depressed about it but what I didn’t realize is how happy I could be about it.

I am married to my best friend, blessed with three successful children, have three amazing grandsons and I still have my parents and we love God.

Even after our morning fishing trip, he cleaned the boat, cleaned the fish and offered to fry me up some for supper. Now I know I am blessed.

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