Quiz: What Home Am I?
Are you looking to get in the housing market? It's a great time to buy, with historically low interest rates and affordability rates.
Where does one start? Are you a country mouse or a city mouse? Your own personality and desires should be your guide. There are homeowners who avoid yard maintenance at all costs. Others love the privacy of a country property.
Choosing the right home for your particular needs and temperament is crucial in today's market, where staying in a home long term is the best way to build equity.
Take this quiz for fun to find out what "home" best fits your own personality.
1. My idea perfect weekend night includes:
A) walking to my favorite restaurant before catching the latest and greatest band at my favorite club.
B) an entertaining evening on the patio chatting with neighbors passing by.
C) a home-cooked meal with the family before stargazing and making s'mores on a crackling bonfire.
D) picking the kids up from soccer practice before heading over to the new restaurant in town for a family night out.
2. I love landscaping that is:
A) non-existent. I love the stunning architecture of a downtown landscape.
B) maintained by someone else! I love the look of lush plants and perfect flower beds, but I simply don't have the time or energy to plant them myself.
C) ever-evolving. I like taking on a new project, even if that means building a new flower bed from scratch. Sometimes nature provides it's own landscaping.
D) neat and orderly. Landscaping should be an accent to a well-kept house.
3. How important is it to be near your favorite shops and restaurants?
A) I like being near the center of town.
B) Incredibly important and that I'm near mass transit. Walkability is key for me.
C) Not as important. I'm okay staying in most nights.
D) Important. I want to be within driving distance to my favorite haunts.
4. Do you have concerns about cost?
A) My life outside of the home is just as important as in the home, so I need extra cash for my hobbies and other pursuits.
B) I need a home that comes with perks, such as a pool, fitness center, and parking.
C) I'm willing to live further away from city center in order to have more space.
D) I'm willing to pay a little more for a home within an active community..
5. When it comes to home projects:
A) I don't mind doing a little remodeling, especially if it means putting my mark on something old.
B) I don't want to worry about any maintenance or repairs.
C) the more the better! I love building and working on my own property.
D) I'm okay with regular maintenance, but don't want to take on huge remodeling projects.
If you answered mostly A's, you're a city slicker if we ever saw one! You love the convenience of a walkable neighborhood, close to restaurants, theaters, and other raucous entertainment.
If you answered mostly B's, you're destined to be a condo dweller. Condominiums means less yearly maintenance and worry for today's homeowner. They can be great ways to afford extra amenities, such as security, concierge, fitness centers, and even green spaces. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to meet lots of neighbors.
If you answered mostly C's, you're a country mouse. You crave the peace, quiet, and privacy that a country life can afford you. You don't mind living a little further away from life's necessities or having a more untamed yard and property. It's all about being close to nature.
If you answered mostly D's, you love the beautiful uniformity of suburban living. Who doesn't love manicured lawns and master-planned shopping. Suburban living can mean more space than your downtown dwelling friends, but with a close proximity to good schools, great restaurants, and plenty of family entertainment.
Written by Carla Hill for www.RealtyTimes.com Copyright © 2012 Realty Times All Rights Reserved.