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10
Mar
2017

Single Parent Home Buying: What to Think About



 

Single parents can do very well raising their family. And, home ownership is readily available and possible in many situations. If you are thinking about the opportunities and benefits of buying a home as a single parent, there's a lot to plan for. Before you make that move and buy a home, consider these key factors first.

  • How much space do you need? The more space you have, the more maintenance and upkeep you'll need to consider.
     
  • What type of local amenities matter to you? You may want a park that's within walking distance or you may want to be able to pick up and drop off your child at a school that's close by.
     
  • How long is the commute to and from work? Don't assume this. Instead, drive it to and from work at your normal times to see what's realistic.
     
  • If you have smaller children, you may need to consider day care providers that are nearby. Think about other needs as well such as the religious organizations, shops, and services nearby.
     
  • When buying a home, consider the amount of renovation needed. For many home buyers that are single head of households, it's important to choose a home that allows you to move in easily and quickly.

Every situation is different. However, if you plan to buy a home as a single parent, you'll need to consider your individual needs very carefully. Work with a local real estate agent that really does understand your needs and the overall scope of...

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