When someone is looking for a home for their family, there are a lot of different things they may want. When you reach this point, you need to know what features may be more important than you realize and what ones you shouldn't put too much weight into. For example, if you see a home you really like, but you can't stand the flooring, you shouldn't let the flooring be the determining factor. Unless the actual floor is significantly damaged, flooring is something cosmetic that is very easy to change. Here are some of the features that may be very important and ones you shouldn't worry as much about.
You may want to put more weight into the land a home is on than you put into some of the other features. The land dictates how much space you will have between yourself and your nearest neighbors. It also dictates how much space you will have to build on the property. Another important thing to keep in mind is that land won't lose its value as it ages like a home can. If you find a home on a nice lot of land, then this is something that you should take as a big plus.
If you really fall in love with a home and you have the money to build on to it, then square footage may not be as much of a concern. However, in most cases, you want to pay attention to the square footage. If you get a house that has a small square footage and you have a large family, you may find you feel cramped and you lack things like closet space. If you get a home that's very large and you have a small family, you may be wasting time and energy cleaning and maintaining a home with extra space you don't even use and it will also cost you more to heat and cool.
Number of rooms
It's very important to choose a home that has the number of bedrooms needed for the family now but also to consider if the family will be growing. Also, someone who works from home will want a room they can convert into their office. Someone who is going to want to store all family cars in a garage or who wants to store many home goods in the garage or have an area to work in will want to look for a home with at least a double-car garage.
Keep these things in mind as you look for residential real estate properties.