Imagine you’ve found the “perfect” home. It’s the type you want, the size you want, and has the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want. It could very well be your next dream home.

But, will it fit your lifestyle? That’s a question worth asking before jumping in and making an offer.

Of course, the type, size and features of a home play a huge role in your lifestyle. However, so does the area. For example, if you love playing golf on summer weekends, knowing there’s a course nearby will definitely put a smile on your face.

So, when shopping for a new home, make a list of neighborhood features you know will impact your lifestyle. List activities you and your family like to do, but also jot down conveniences, such as an easier commute to work. Those affect your lifestyle too.

Ideally, you want to see the perfect home and say, “Not only is this a great home, it’s also in an area that will provide us with a great lifestyle too.” When you’re able to say that, make an offer!