Purchasing Real Estate: The Choice is Yours

Purchasing real estate is often one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Before you start, it is important to define the purpose of your newly acquired property and how it will serve your lifestyle needs. Will this be your primary home, secondary or vacation property, investment purchase, or are you purchasing property for your business or future development, and how will you feel living, working, or relaxing there?

Real Estate Definition:

Land plus anything permanently fixed to it, including buildings, sheds and other items attached to the structure. Although, media often refers to the “real estate market” from the perspective of residential living, real estate can be grouped into three broad categories based on its use: residential, commercial and industrial. Examples of real estate include undeveloped land, houses, condominiums, townhomes, office buildings, retail store buildings and factories.” – Investopedia

Where we live, work, and play contributes to our wellbeing and success, so most importantly our buildings need to support health and happiness, as does the environment and community your property is located in.

Because you are going to live, work, and possibly raise a family in this new real estate, it’s important that you keep the health and wellbeing of the design in focus.  Making your decision to purchase property, the building that may come with it, or be built in the future should be a healthy decision. It is up to us to ensure our built environments are improving rather than staying the same or getting worse.

Delos Living, WELL certified condo. Image via NewYorkTimes.com.

The Health of Your Home

A house, condo, apartment, suite, or townhome all become a home when the occupants of these structures begin to love and appreciate where they live, a place where fond memories are made. Because we spend more times in our homes and offices the importance of the quality of the internal aspects like air, water, light, and sleep needs to be top priority. A holistic approach to your interior space can improve your health or do the opposite and cause you to be sick.

Purchasing real estate and healthy homes, Charlie Parker Real Estate. Image via healthybuilding.net.

It is a sad fact that many of our homes are filled with toxic chemicals and building materials, poor air quality due to inefficient ventilation, and is being referred to as ‘sick building syndrome’. It’s time to pay attention to more than just the fantastic view, granite counter tops, and two story entrance way. Consider the scientific approach, economic viability, technology, architecture and design that come together to contribute to the health and wellbeing of your home. Carefully chosen spaces will enrich your health and happiness and benefit the individuals who occupy and visit these spaces with you.

Purchasing Real Estate

For more information on where to purchase healthy homes in Nanaimo or on Vancouver Island contact The Charlie Parker Team. Feature image: September 2014, 2740 Clover Close, Nanaimo, BC

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