4 Factors to Consider When House Hunting

What are the key factors to consider when searching for a new home?  The list may be intimidating, but these four things will determine your happiness in a house.

Location
It’s all about location!  This factor can impact the price of your home and its resale value, not to mention your property taxes.  Location also determines possible school districts.  Look at the big picture and if it’s a good fit for the whole family.

Proximity
Do you like living in the country and having more privacy?  Or how about living in the city so you’re within walking distance to everything?  A home in proximity to the places you will travel to on a regular basis is key. You will want to find a home that is a reasonable distance from your work, school, healthcare providers, etc.  Not to mention that staying close to family and friends is important to most people as well!

Safety
You need to buy a home that you would be comfortable being alone in at night.  Do some research on the crime rate in the surrounding zip codes.  Talk with your real estate agent and address safety and security concerns if you have any.

Community
Your community is an important part of your well-being in your new home.  Although you don’t need to be best friends with everyone in the neighborhood, having likeable neighbors is a definite plus when buying a home.  Tour the surrounding area to get a good sense of the neighborhoods, parks, movie theaters, shops and restaurants.

Considering these four factors will help land you the home of your dreams.  It’s important to live in a place that fulfills all your needs. If you’re ready to buy a home, contact me today!

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