A Guide to Finding Your Dream Home and Location

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Finding your dream home and new location takes time and careful consideration. There’s a lot to ponder during the home search process. It’s a thrilling experience, but it can also be a bit overwhelming with the number of tasks involved in finding that perfect home and a neighborhood that aligns with your lifestyle, budget, and recreational goals. 

Whether you are on your way to retirement, have the freedom to work remotely, or are just ready for more room to run, it’s vital to consider every aspect of the location and your new home purchase. Some of these factors include your finances, job opportunities, location, and amenities. In this guide, we’ll highlight three tips for finding the right home for you. Let’s get started!

How Much Can You Afford?

Before jumping into your new home journey, it’s essential to take the time to understand your finances and how much you can spend. Every area is different, especially if you are moving from out of state, and you’ll want to be in the know of all costs of the new place before you decide if the area and home community matches your lifestyle and budget. To see if the home and location are ideal, first review the cost of living, such as home prices, utility costs, local taxes, and job opportunities. Then check your finances and calculate how much you can spend on the move, the home purchase, and the overall costs. If you’re relocating from California to Nevada, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. This year, it was reported that the cost of living in California is 58.7% higher than the cost of living in Nevada. In comparison, prices on everyday expenses like groceries, dining, gas, and utilities in Nevada are about 10% lower on average.

Location Matters

Location is everything and is one of the most important factors when searching for that perfect place. Where you live and work will make a significant impact on your life. When researching a new location, think about your daily commute, amenities that are important to you, school district, safety, and local outdoor recreation and activities. Take these questions below into consideration while learning more about the new location you have in mind.

  1. Do you want to live near wide open spaces to have more freedom to run and explore?
  2. Do you want to live near shops, schools, parks, trails, and dining?
  3. Do you want to live near an abundance of attractions and outdoor activities?

Take Your Lifestyle Into Account

If you’ve got the travel bug, you need a home that allows you to lock up and leave at the drop of a hat. Lock and Leave communities are designed to provide peace of mind when traveling. They also offer a sense of security and low-maintenance living.

The Village South offers luxury living in an amenity-rich lock-and-leave community. The Village South is located in Carson City near endless outdoor recreation, including easy access to Lake Tahoe, trail systems, golf, and high-end dining. Exclusive amenities include a kid’s play area, RV storage, and a gated dog park.

Do you find yourself looking for more room to run? Golden Mesa Estates is a beautiful combination of upscale living and wide-open spaces. As the only new home community offering one-acre lots in Reno, these spacious single-family homes are the ideal place if you are looking for more space. Golden Mesa is an approved equestrian community that features seven unique floor plans with various interior design options. And this upscale community is 10-15 minutes from Downtown Reno, dining, shopping, spas, and casinos, one hour away from Kings beach, and 50 minutes away from Northstar Ski Resort. There’s always something to do and many mini-vacay opportunities within a short driving distance.

Get ready to fall in love with Fernley. Just 30 minutes from the Reno-Sparks metro area, Fernley is home base to multiple Fortune 500 companies.
The Flats at Ponderosa in Fernley, Nevada, includes three beautiful single-story home design plans ranging from 1,355 to 1,565 square feet. Our floor plans consist of unique features and spacious living areas to call home. The Flats are close to miles of paved trailers, the Lahontan Valley Reservoir, Pyramid Lake, a historic main street with a train depot and art park, Fernley Speedway, day trips, golfing, and more.

The Time is Now!

There is no better time to find the perfect place to call home. Nevada is home to beautiful mountains, must-see nature sites, and amazing outdoor adventures.

At Jenuane, we are with you every step of the way, from finding the right community and location to creating the perfect living space for you and your family. A new construction home offers a variety of unique features and modern floor plans to meet your budget and must-have list. We have beautiful home designs ready for you, or you can personalize and customize your new home to make it what you desire. Our communities are in the areas of Reno, Fernley, Sparks, and Carson City.

Quick Delivery Homes
Don’t have time to wait? Our quick delivery homes are ready when you are! With a move-in-ready home, you’ll have the opportunity to move in faster and enjoy your dream home without the wait.

Let Jenuane Help You Make Your Dream Home a Reality!

We are proud to announce that we were voted the “Best of Reno” two years in a row and take pride in the homes we build. Our family-owned and operated company is dedicated to creating signature communities throughout Northern Nevada and giving back to our neighbors. 

Owning a home that is designed with your personal touch is everything. Our goal is to provide the best design experience to ensure our clients are satisfied with their new home choice from start to finish. What matters to you matters to us, and we are here to make it a reality. We love helping our clients discover the home and community they’ve imagined. It’s time to make a move!

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