Some people think that bigger is better even when it comes to buying a home. Before you buy the biggest house your budget allows you may want to consider if the size of the home is what will make you a happy homeowner. Besides the size of the home there are many other factors to consider, here are a few things you may want to think about when buying:

Your Commute

Often times a bigger home is one that has a longer commute. So would you choose a bigger home over a shorter commute? When considering a longer commute most home buyers significantly underestimate the negatives of a long commute like high stress levels, poorer health, and less active social lives.  Swiss economists, Bruno Frey and Alois Stutzer coined what they call “the commuters paradox”. They found that someone with a one-hour commute must earn 40% more money than someone who walks to work to be as satisfied with life.

Community

Another thing that can affect buyer satisfaction is the quality of a surrounding community Think about the community your home would be in. Is it a subdivision? Do you have to drive to get places? How far away are neighbors or stores? Walkable communities have more active residents, they are better for the environment and help us save money too. Studies have shown residents of a walkable neighborhood on average weigh 6 to 10 pounds less than someone in a car-dependent one.

Walkable neighborhoods also give us more opportunities for social interaction. The more neighbors walk around the more involved they are in the community. Ultimately the more community involvement the happier people are.

 

 

 

 


Date: 04/26/2015 Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM  
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Bring your imagination! This spacious gambrel colonial located on Weston’s sought-after south side offers the charm of a bygone era along with great potential. Updated systems, A/C and a newer roof (2009) allow time to settle in and slowly remodel while enjoying the warmth and character of the home. There is a spacious eat-in kitchen, flexible floor plan, beautiful hardwoods, built-ins and many period details. The caliber of the neighborhood however affords the option of a complete gut/rehab or new construction, taking advantage of the deep lot and new 5 bedroom septic system (see attached map and floor plans). The site is enviably located within walking distance to the elementary school campus, recreation center, town pool and library, as well as Landsake organic farm, Weston Reservoir and miles of conservation land, yet minutes to Boston/Logan, 90 & 95. Builders and end users take note ~ this is a fabulous opportunity!

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