When people pick out their homes, they usually focus on two things.
They focus on how big it is and of course, they pay attention to the price tag.
Now, please don’t get me wrong. These are not bad indicators of value. You won’t be called foolish if you pay attention to these two factors.
However, your analysis should not stop there. There are many other factors to consider. You also have to see if the location of the Colusa County home you have in mind fits with the kind of lifestyle you envision for yourself and your family.
You also have to consider the location of your home in relations to amenities like schools, government offices, places of employment, restaurants, gyms, and other establishments that provide the kind of creature comforts and amenities that you’ve grown accustomed to. This is why there’s really no one-size-fits-all answer.
Some people are willing to live very far away from a lot of creature comforts just so they can afford a home. Fair enough. Others cannot live without certain amenities. That’s why they’re willing to step up the amount of money they are going to have to shell out for their residence.
There are all sorts of trade-offs that have to be made. This is why it’s really important to focus on your lifestyle currently, what your expectations are, and what your lifestyle would be.
It’s easy to understand your current lifestyle.
After all, you just need to pay attention to how you’re living, what your normal routine is, and what you expect to do.
It’s also fairly easy to look at your aspirations. What’s important is to get a clear understanding of what you current resources are and how you can scale it up, assuming this is possible, to afford the kind of lifestyle that you’d like.
The flipside of this is to also consider what kind of lifestyle adjustments are you prepared to make. For example, you can phrase the question this way: In exchange for more affordable housing greater open space, how much of my creature comforts am I willing to sacrifice?
If you’re able to pick over all these important questions, then you will get to the answers sooner rather than later. Believe it or not, picking out the best Colusa County home is not as easy as you think. It really boils down to how aware you are of your real needs. Unfortunately the only person who knows the answer to this is you.
Please note that the none of the information above should distract you from the fact that there are zoning laws you have to abide by. Don’t think that just because you are a big fan of Fantasia or Disney movies that you can go ahead and build your own Swiss style castle on your own property. While nobody is disputing that you own your property and have wide leeway in deciding what to put up on your own property, you still have to abide by Colusa County zoning rules. We are happy to report that these are very wide and forgiving. Still, rules are rules.