Working in your living room, bedroom, and at various coffee shops may be productive for a time, but if you are interested in maximizing your productivity, you will benefit from a dedicated workspace. This is something that you will want to make a high priority when purchasing a home. A small nook in a stray corner of a house is not something that you want to consider as a permanent solution because this will likely not provide you with enough space, privacy, or inspiration to work effectively. It is important to look at homes for sale with the intention to make an office, so you should be keeping an eye out for the ideal spots.
If you are able to find a property that has a secondary structure in the backyard, you may want to consider this as an office space. It can work quite well because you can devote the entire square footage of the secondary structure to being a workspace that you write off on your taxes. It is also a great way to stay away from potential distractions such as your spouse, children, or pets that are in your actual home. But this is one of the rarer features that you will find in properties, so it is not something you should expect to find.
Another place that may be an ideal candidate for your home office is the basement. If you are not looking for a basement but end up finding one in a home that you like everything else about, you can transform this space into an office without having to sacrifice anything else such as a spare bedroom. You may be able to just use part of the basement as an office and save the rest for your family to use regularly.
One of the easiest places that you will be able to create a home office is in a spare bedroom. The main requirement for this to happen is making sure that you look at properties with an extra room in addition to what you need based on your family's situation. For instance, you might need three bedrooms to accommodate you and your children, so a fourth bedroom can be turned into a home office.
Creating a home office will require tweaking of the space that you end up choosing, so the most important thing that you should look for is a space in the home you buy to make one that helps you be productive.