There are 5 really important factors you should consider when purchasing a Big Canoe® home to make sure your selection matches your lifestyle. Buyers often dive into a purchase and then find out that they really should have considered some factors beyond the color of the walls and type of flooring.
Think about these 5 important factors when selecting a mountain home.
- Size Matters – The first fact to consider is size of the home, and whether this is going to be a part time home or full time home. A part time home may not require as much space, be as well-appointed or a need a garage. However, in a full time home you may want more of the conveniences of life. Make sure you purchase a home that matches your plans and use.
- What’s Going On With You – The second thing you should evaluate is what you expect your daily activities to be like, which may impact where you would like the location of your home. If you are working and commuting to your job you may want your home to be located within a few minutes of one of the Big Canoe® gates to reduce your commute time. If you are working from home, or are retired, you may not care too much about how long it takes to drive out of the community. However, if you have many activities that are occur outside of the community, and you expect to be doing a fair amount of driving, you may also care about the amount of time it takes to get to the gates.
- The High Life – The third factor that a home buyer should consider is the elevation of the property If you are looking for a home with a big view those homes will generally be located at the higher elevations of Big Canoe®. Something to think about when looking at homes in the higher elevations, above 2000’ MSL, you can expect that in the winter it will take longer for the snow and ice to melt! When you get above 2500‘ MSL there will be significant increase in the snow melt time and there may be periods when you might have difficulty driving to and from homes at the higher mountain elevations.
- Decking It Out – The direction that the back of the home faces may also be a factor that should be considered when selecting a home. If your decks are facing to the east or west you will get the morning and afternoon sun. If your decks are facing north they will be cold in the winter and cool in the summer and if they are facing south you will get the winter sun and they will be hot in the summer. So, be sure to consider your deck’s placement, and how you plan to use your outdoor living space.
- Happiness – Does this home feel like you belong here? No matter what the other factors are you need to feel like this home is a great match for you and your family.
Think through the type Big Canoe® home you are looking for and make sure the home and location matches your lifestyle. If you believe that you’re ready to make the move to the mountains of Big Canoe®, let Harry Norman, Realtors help you get started. Contact us today, 770-893-2400, to speak to one of our agents.