Find a Home in Encinitas to Fit Your Lifestyle

When looking for a home to buy in Encinitas, it is important to make your decision based on something more than a just a place to put your personal belongings and a place to sleep.

The location of your home will influence every aspect of your life; from your commute to work, your grocery shopping, to your leisure time. Here is some advice as to how to go about finding a home in Encinitas to fit your lifestyle:

Transportation

Is your potential home tailored around where you need to go? Make sure where you are moving too has easy access to transportation routes that can actually help you with going where you need to be going on a daily basis.

For example: If you find a nice home in Encinitas but need to go into an office everyday that’s in a nearby city, your new home should be close enough so that you have access to a highway/express way for an easier commute, or be close enough to public transportation.

Access to Essentials

Everyone needs household items and groceries, so make sure when buying a home in Encinitas to check out the local shopping areas. If the closest store for your specific needs is more than a half hour away, how will that fit into your life’s routine? Maybe you are planning to have all of your household items and groceries delivered, so maybe that lower priced home in a more remote location is ideal.

How to Spend Your Time Off

Some questions to ask yourself:

  • Not moving for job opportunities, but are you planning to retire?
  • You do work, but it’s a stressful job. Do you want to be nearby places that can help you relax?
  • Do you plan to have an active nightlife?
  • Is the distance from your potential home and the local hotspots ideal for you?

If you have certain hobbies, make sure your new home has the room to make that possible. If you are all about cooking or baking, having a tiny kitchen would be recipe for disaster. Big on exercise? Is there room for a home-gym equipment?

The Right Home for Your Current & Future Needs

You may have the idea of how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, yet it is easy to become wowed by extras and lose sight of what you really need. Maybe you plan on buying a home where you plan to live the rest of your life. That fancy staircase may seem to be debonair, but how great will that staircase be when you have complications as you grow older?

If you have a large property, will you be able to keep up with the maintenance for the garden/lawn? If you physically can’t do it yourself, do you have the finances to pay for a lawn service? Perhaps it would be better to buy a home that is part of a homeowner’s association.

Explore the home with your current and possible future lifestyles so that you can determine if that particular home in Encinitas is right for you. Be sure to tell your realtor exactly what you have in mind because we’ll know what’s available ;)

By Linda Moore

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