If you happen to have a child and you are planning to purchase a new home, then it is important that you make sure that your desired home is child-friendly.  For instance, you need to check if the area is safe.  As much as possible avoid areas that are too crowded. You must understand that it will be hard for you to watch over your child if there too many people and you will have difficulty getting familiar with each of it as well.  As you leave for work you may never have peace of mind that your child is safe, in this way your work performance may also be affected. 

Another thing that you need to check is in the distance of your child's school to your desired new home.  It is best that you choose an area near your child's school, so your child won't have a hard time and it will be easier for you to be familiar with the environment and even the people in your child's school. If your schedule permits, then visit your child's school as often as you can so you can be sure that your child is safe.

Check if there are any playgrounds or place where your child can enjoy too.  This is very important as this will make your child feel happy with your new home.  Your child can also gain new friends as you let her play in a play area of your new home.  Just make sure that you do not leave your child unattended always ask someone to watch over your child for safety reason. 

Lastly, as you purchase a new home you must involve your child in the entire process.  Listen to what they must suggest. After all, if they will end up not happy in your new home then chances are you will not be happy as well.