Here are some tips in choosing a neighborhood when buying a new home:
Profile YOUR perfect neighborhood- Turn on the positivity for this one. Make sure you’re okay with compromises and remember that some of the things on your “must-have” list should move to the “would-like-to-have” list. Consider these factors:
- Do you have children or plan to have children anytime soon?
- Why type of home do you want? (townhouse, condo, single family)
- Had far are you willing to commute?
- Do you want a historic neighborhood or new development?
- What is your current community lacking?
- Do you like to walk to locations or ride a bike?
- What DON’T you want in a neighborhood?
- School information
- Crime statistics
- Parks and recreation
- Neighborhood associations
- Tourist attractions
- Listen- close your eyes and listen to what you hear. Children? Birds? Cars? Bars?
- Smells- Are there any?
- Taste- Rather than lick your prospective driveway (no, we won’t ask you to do that), speak to your prospective neighbors or see if the environment is something you see yourself living in.