What Makes My Dream Home

As my dream of real-life home ownership becomes closer to being a reality, I think it is time I write down what my requirements are in a home and what my desires are. Published on my blog, this is really meant to be more of a reference for my realtor and myself.


  1. Long-term Affordability. I am a single parent with work hours limited by daily migraines and arthritis. – I cannot just pick up a few extra hours if I select a home slightly out of my price range.
  2. Washer/Dryer Hookups and good plumbing.
  3. Cable internet access.
  4. Within walking distance of work and stores.

Bonus Points for

  1. Around 1000 sq ft home with a large yard. (1/4 – 1/2 acre preferred. 1 acre max. … The more energy efficient a home is, the more OK I am with a larger home.)
  2. Nice / Quiet neighborhood
  3. Easy to open doors/windows, easy to operate faucets.
  4. Central air/heat
  5. Entertain 10-30 guests (At least need room for small parties. Would like to have the whole family over for holidays.)
  6. Third bedroom, garage, or storage shed … Need a place to store extra stuff. Would like to have a home-office.
  7. Wheelchair & powerchair friendly. (Doesn’t need to have a ramp installed, but wide doorways and hallways are a plus)
  8. Dishwasher, Ceiling fans

What I enjoy

  1. Pets
  2. Friends coming over
  3. Relaxing in the yard
  4. Small gardens


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