Purchasing a home is a big decision and when it comes to Gay singles or couples purchasing a home in Orlando, you need to make sure you purchase the right home for you. Many gay couples get caught up in the moment and rush off and purchase that great cookie cutter new built that they loved but really their passion is for renovating a historic property in an older part of the city, or find themselves in suburbia when they really crave for a Downtown Orlando condo that is close to the action.
Taking some time and assessing what your individual needs are when looking to purchase a home in Orlando is important. Beyond the obvious questions like close by amenities, commute time to work and of course, proximity to great gay bars and nightlife! You have to assess your current living situation and see what is working for you now and what isn’t.
As RealtyTimes writes “Your lender may be willing to loan you a mint, but do you really need that much house?” – often buyers get carried away when looking at a home and want the largest house they can afford. But beyond size and location you need to look at living space and how you will use it. If you are a young gay couple in their 20’s who loves a night out on the town then a two story home in suburbia might not work as well as a fun condo near downtown. Similarly you might be an older single or couple who is looking to do less work around the house and enjoy life more who no longer wants a two story house and is looking for a single story property with a less of a yard.
To avoid purchasing a home that is larger than you need or doesn’t really suit your requirements it is important to be open and honest with your Real estate agent. Not only could this prevent you taking on a home that is too much but could also help you from making the wrong decision financially and potentially saving you thousands of dollars.
When looking for a new home in Orlando ask yourself these questions about your current living situation:
1. Family Needs
Do you have children? Are you looking at adopting in the future? What are the schools like in the area you are looking? How big is the yard? Do you have pets who need a fenced in property? Do you and your partner do lots of entertaining?
2. Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Are you likely to have aging relatives living with you in their golden years? Do you need to consider their needs? Do you need more bathrooms downstairs for when entertaining guests?
3. Communal Space
Entertaining is something that many members of the LGBT community enjoy, parties, pool time and just a relaxing evening with a cocktail are something that can be a way of life! So think about how you entertain now in your current living situation and how you would like to continue to entertain and improve on things which aren’t working. If you love to cook then your kitchen is very important and having sufficient space and the right appliances can be an important factor. Outside you may want space to grill too, so consider that. A condo for instance might not work if you are looking for plenty of outside space.
Orlando is also a diverse city when it comes to neighborhood types and styles. There are many neighborhoods that are full of historic homes around Downtown Orlando as well as plenty of newer construction properties by national builders in the suburbs. There is truly something to fit all budgets and home needs!
With Orlando being such a great place to live and having a very welcoming LGBT community and many friendly neighborhoods, the metro Orlando area is the perfect relocation destination. If you are considering relocating to Orlando and are looking for a beautiful property in the area contact Steve Glose for professional Orlando Real Estate advice.