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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Building your dream home involves many steps. Each week we will offer information on a new step, so please keep coming back for more information.

The first step to building your dream home is to find your dream location. Know where you want to live and really think about what you’re looking for in a new neighborhood. Do some investigating and find a neighborhood that fits your expectations. As with most things in life, compromises will have to be made; decide what is most important to you. Then make a list and prioritize into three categories; put the “must-haves” at the top and the “would-like-to-haves” in the middle and the “can-live-with-outs” at the bottom.

Here are a few things to consider when looking for a new neighborhood:

  • If you have children or are planning to have children in the future, you will want to research the school systems. You will also want to explore area parks, recreation and other community events available for children.
  • How far are you willing to commute? Do you want to walk to work? Is there public transportation available?
  • What style of home do you want? Do some research on the variety of homes offered and choose the one that best fits your wants and needs.
  • Do you want to be within walking distance of shopping areas, restaurants and parks?
  • In what type of a neighborhood do you want to live? Historic or new neighborhood? 
  • What do you like and dislike about your current neighborhood?
  • Does the neighborhood have an association? Do you want to participate in the association?

If you are looking to locate in the State College Area, be certain to research Springfield Commons, located in Boalsburg, PA.

Springfield Commons is nestled at the foot of Tussey Mountain in Centre County and offers a Traditional Neighborhood Design that complements the historic character of Boalsburg. Springfield Commons is conveniently located five miles from The Pennsylvania State University and downtown State College, with easy access to PA Route 322 and I-99.

For more information on Springfield Commons, contact us at Torron Group at 814-231-2800, Extension 2.

Once you have chosen your neighborhood and the style of home you want to build, the next step in the process of “Building Your Dream Home” is to choose a builder to help you design and build your home. 

Stay tuned for next week’s blog…”Tips to help you choose a builder.”

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