With so many single women purchasing homes nowadays, one of the most important features has become the safety and security of the home. If you're a single female and are considering a new home purchase in the upcoming future, here are some of the most important safety features to look for:
A unit on the second floor
If you're looking at condos, you're much better off getting a unit on the second floor or higher. If you end up purchasing a condominium on the ground floor, you may just find yourself constantly gazing at the window for shadows or listening for strange noises that may be coming from outside.
A safe neighbourhood
Talk to your real estate agent about the safety of the neighbourhoods in Calgary and look for up-to-date crime statistics for certain areas that you may be interested in. The Calgary Police department has these statistics available on their official website. You'll feel a lot more confident buying a new home when you're sure it's located in a safe part of town.
Whether you're looking at a single-family home, a townhouse, a duplex or a condo, make sure that the front door is solid and sturdy. As long as you have a thick door to work with, you can always add a dead bolt locking system to it later if it doesn't already come with one.
Well-lit paths and entrance ways
It can get kind of spooky having to walk from the parking lot or even the driveway to the front door in complete and utter darkness. Look for homes or condo buildings that offer plenty of lighting both outside along the paths and inside the hallways and entrance ways.
A lot of single women these days are looking at the housing options that are available inside gated communities. These are by far the safest forms of housing available since everyone that is entering the complex is monitored.
These are just some of the safety factors that you may want to take into account if you're a young single female that is ready to step forward into the housing market. When you're out and about looking at real estate, ask your real estate agent to point out the safety features to you while you are admiring the beauty and aesthetics of the homes you're viewing.