Places to Look
Things to learn.
Homebuyers must research neighborhoods
carefully before they buy. There is a reason why that favorite old saying of real
estate - location, location, location - is more than just a clich�. Wherever you
buy a home, the neighborhood greatly affects your daily life, which in turn affects
your property value and happiness.
Once you find a great
home, it's easy to let your excitement color your perceptions of the neighborhood.
But a beautiful home could turn out to be a bad investment if located in a neighborhood
with poorly performing schools, too far away from grocery stores or a gas station.
With a little homework, you could find out about traffic problems before you are
stuck trying to get out of your new neighborhood. You may have to compromise a
little on some things to make the whole work out in your favor.
the Right Home Look around the neighborhood first.
it comes to choosing the right home, make sure the neighborhood really fits before
you sign the dotted line. Your quality of life and your home's property value
depend on it. How do you really know the neighborhood is a good place to live
with strong property values? What separates the good, the bad, and the ugly?
Let's get down to the nitty gritty...
And study the
factors that distinguish a good neighborhood from a less desirable one.
Learn the criteria for finding a good neighborhood.
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