We asked some local mamas what they wished they knew while house hunting. Here’s what they had to say:


  • an attached garage – Rowena D
  • a big enough master for a pack n play or a bassinet comfortably and a big play area – Laura C
  • a col-du-sac is nice with kids, there is little traffic and kids can ride bikes and power wheels in street with supervision – Leslie M
  • no creaky floors – Kayte S
  • a laundry shoot, why don’t they make these anymore?! – Kelley P
  • enough space in the garage to bring the stroller or car seat in – Saba H
  • how cold the nursery gets in the winter – Erin L
  • if prior owners offer to keep baby gates up, take them up on it – Alma V
  • choose a home that isn’t next to the highway, an autobody shop or a gasoline station – the air pollution takes a serious toll on little lungs – Leah S
  • no chipped paint, inside & out – Megan K
  • kid friendly neighborhood – Sejal D
  • importance of a second bathroom – Mandy S
  • knowing if the neighborhood has a block party in the summer time, great way to get to know your neighbors – Maria S
  • a mud room is soooo necessary as they get older and have snow pants, backpacks, tons of shoes etc – Maria H
  • no lofts without bedroom doors – Viviana M

Have any other tips on how to buy a house while pregnant? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear about them!

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