Guest post and photo from Melinda Schnare

I had a conversation the other day about the real estate market and home sales. It was told to me that buyers looking for homes are questioning affordability.

I could not have disagreed more. I listen closely when I help guide buyers and what I hear now more than ever is that they want a home that will support and foster a healthy, meaningful lifestyle.

Purchasing a home should be a thoughtful process. What I am I talking about is this: People are basing their decision to buy a home on how it meets their need for connection, privacy and ease.

Think about how a family moves through and lives in a home. Does the floor plan layout encourage conversation with one another and allow for solitude when needed? Just as important as stainless steel appliances is our ability to find peace through light-filled rooms, rocking chairs on a screened porch or outdoor herb and flower gardens.

People are affected by space emotionally. So whether you discover that sidewalks are important for walking you and your dog or rooms painted with soothing colors are something you would take solace in, take the time to find what is right for you.

You’ll know it when you see it. And you’ll know it is where you belong.

Schnare is a real estate agent with RLAH Real Estate

Mike Diegel