Buying a Home in Vancouver? How much space do you need?

Posted by Liliana Sorescu on Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 7:31pm.

Trends in real estate change from year to year. Back in the 50's, many felt they could live quite well in a home with 2 or 3 bedrooms and perhaps 900 square feet.
Then people began thinking they needed more space. They decided that children shouldn't have to share bedrooms and that perhaps they needed a "family room" in addition to a living room – so the kids could entertain their guests separately. Homes became larger and larger. Many families felt they "needed" at least 2,000 square feet, if not 3,000.
Now it seems the trend is moving back a bit, so that homes in the 1,200 to 1,600 square foot range are becoming more popular.
Of course, cost is an issue. First the cost of purchasing a larger home, then the cost of maintaining it.
So how much room do you actually need?
That's a good question to ponder as you begin your search for a home in Vancouver.
  • Do you need both a living room and a family room?
  • Do you need a separate dining room?
  • Do you need one bedroom per child?
  • Do you need an office or a craft room – or perhaps an exercise room?
While you're considering that question, take a look at just how small a "home" can be. This woman decided she could live in 84 square feet. I don't think I could handle that, even if I lived alone. How about you?
No matter what size home you're searching for, I'll be happy to show you what Vancouver house market has to offer. Just give me a call at 604 607 5474.

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