What's the best way to know what kind of home is right for me?
By examining your lifestyle carefully. Ask yourself such questions as:
- How much time do I expect to be at home? If you're a real homebody, you might think about a single family home with an inviting yard that will take hours of care; if you're on the run a lot, a condominium -- with no yard care -- might suit you better.
- Do I really like swinging a hammer? If so, an older home's a good bet.
- Do I like neighbors around but want a good-sized home, not an apartment? Perhaps a townhouse would suit you best.
What style home attracts me? Each has practical as well as aesthetic advantages. See the illustrations of specific home styles in this chapter.