So we found a house in our area of choice. Its actually the northern part of our current suburb but the difference is quite substantial.
DD1 goes to school which is about a 3 minute walk from New House. This is a fantastic school where we would love all our kids to go so this is playing a huge part in our choice of house. We love the location which is very family friendly, has many park lands and meandering pathways and great facilities nearby. Can't fault the location.
But the house I don't love so much. Things include the different types of flooring, the small and oddly shaped living areas, the master ensuite, the kitchen (needs more storage space and a bigger pantry), and although I love the expansive backyard I see its layout as a big security issue).
I don't hate the house, I could see us living there, but since this is our second house I would like our next one to be a big step up from our current one. We have lived in our 3 x 1 for the past 12 years and would love our next one to fit the needs of our expanding family.
Btw DH likes the house but doesn't really think about the many factors that come with making a decision to buy a house.
Would you buy for mainly location? And do I really need to love everything about a prospective new home?