Kids change everything! Especially when looking for a new home. Once you know a child is on its way, you start to realize how small your house really is and that it is time to get a bigger place. The tiniest babies take up a lot of room, so a big factor when looking for a new home is space. Some great questions to ask yourself are: Is there currently enough room for my family today? Do we plan to have any new additions in the next 5 years? Will there be an additional car in the driveway in the next 5 years? Don’t just consider your current situation when selecting a home. A lot can happen in the next 5-10 years and it is important that the home has the capabilities to change with you.
Parents also have to consider the school zone when looking at houses. Middle Tennessee is full of fantastic schools, so one doesn’t have to look far for the perfect neighborhood. Williamson County is home to one of the top high schools in the state of Tennessee. Brentwood High School is actually 5th in the state (US News).
Another big consideration is safety. Belle Meade is rated #1 as the safest place to live in Middle Tennessee. Brentwood, Spring Hill and Nolensville, follow suit as some of the safest areas to purchase a home. It is no surprise three out of the top safest places to live are in Williamson County. Williamson County has some great communities to choose from, such as Burning Tree Farms.
Last but not least, is the home’s location in relation to your job. Is it close enough that you are able to get home quickly when that little one falls ill or has that special program you can’t miss. Don’t underestimate the commute, especially in Nashville. Studies have shown that those workers who commuted more than half an hour, were 33% more likely to suffer from depression and 37% more likely to have financial worries. (Rebecca Smith, Business Insider). Don’t let that be you. Find a great home that works well for your family and is a bit closer to your job.
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