Buyers are seeking a new kind of experience when purchasing a home. My savvy buyer is not only buying a property – they are buying a lifestyle.
Modern buyers are looking for the whole package: a neighbourhood and community that fits their lifestyle, offering entertainment and healthy choices. The list of wants and needs has expanded beyond features and benefits within the home, to include opportunities within a short walk or drive from the property.
The available schools in the neighbourhood are topping the list; buyers are seeking schools that offer their children educational opportunities that will elevate their learning experience. A close second on the list is what activities are available for the family to enjoy in their spare time. These include community centres, libraries and farmers markets, or buy local initiatives, which support the local small business community. Teaching children about their surroundings, and supporting farm-to-table initiatives has become part of the buying criteria.
Lifestyle real estate also includes proximity to parks and trails. Taking time to enjoy nature has become a top priority for many families. In this, homes with outdoor areas and walking and hiking trails nearby have increased in popularity.
The overall look and feel of the neighbourhood, along with the curb appeal of the home, are two factors receiving a larger consideration than ever before. Families are realizing that they spend a lot of their time within blocks of their home, and they want to have great options at their fingertips.
If you would like to explore the different neighbourhoods in Milton, I am happy to help you navigate through town, where I will highlight all the main features within each neighbourhood, and help you decide on the one that best suits your family’s lifestyle. Let’s have a conversation!