We all have that vague idea in the back of our heads about what our dream home should look like. Some of us think a property that is small and cozy and offers views of the countryside is a grand idea while still others may feel that an apartment overlooking the city we are moving to is the only way to live. If you are in the early planning stages of buying your new Smith Mountain Lake home, you may not have reached a final thought on what you may or may not want, so this guide to locating your 2022 dream home will help you recognize which property is the only one for you!

Location Matters

A dream home can turn into a nightmare if its not in the right location. Buyers with children will want a family neighborhood with parks and plenty of kids. Empty Nesters may prefer a townhome in a high end complex with lots of amenities, and very few children. And nature lovers may need a home located directly on Smith Mountain Lake.

Amenities are Important

Although there is always a possibility you could purchase the amenities you crave at a later date, finding a home that has them already can be a dream come true. A private dock with lift for boat lovers, a gourmet kitchen for those who love to cook, and a shed in the back yard that can be immediately converted into the she shed/man cave you have envisioned can make all the difference!

The Details you Can’t Overlook

Some details are just deal breakers if the home you seek does not have them. A certain number of bedrooms so the kids have their own space, a living room area that is large enough that the entire family does not feel cramped when together, or even a garage to keep your car out of the elements (or to be used for storing extra stuff while your car sits in the driveway!) these important details, if missing, can ensure that the home you are buying is not the forever home you have dreamed about.

The Right Agency

Of course, the best way to locate your 2022 dream home is to start out with the right agency! Smith Mountain Lake Properties and our wonderful agents have the experience and knowledge to lead you to the home that may have just stepped out of your dreams! Give us a call today!