3. Is your new home affordable?
Many financial advisers say you should not spend more than 35% of your gross income on rent. Others say no more than 25%. If you are spending more than that, your housing is simply not sustainable.
4. Are there parks and playgrounds nearby?
Whether or not you have kids, you will most probably find yourself gravitating to the local green space, either to just sit on a bench or to have a full on picnic. Local parks and playgrounds are essential for both entertainment as well as general oxygenation in providing fresh air. You shouldn’t have to get in the car or on a bus to find the closest park. A sustainable home has one down the street!
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