What to Look For in Your New Neighborhood
When you consider moving to a new home, your mind runs rampant with all of the tasks you have to take care of. One of the most important is determining what neighborhood or community you want your new home to be in. Here are a few of the factors you will want to consider when you choose your new home.
1. Proximity to stores. You don't want to have to drive 15 miles if you forgot to buy one crucial ingredient for your dinner. Pick a neighborhood with a convenience store or grocery store nearby. Being relatively close to supermarkets and retail stores is also a plus, but make sure that you are far enough away to avoid traffic problems.
2. Educational opportunities. Being close to the neighborhood school is convenient, and being zoned for a high quality school is especially important.
3. Safety. Choose a neighborhood with a low crime rate and quick access to law enforcement and safety officers.
4. Affordability. Find a neighborhood that you will be able to afford to live in for many years to come.
5. Know your options. Talk with real estate agents in your area to see what neighborhoods you might be overlooking, and to find out the availability of houses in the neighborhoods you like most.
If you need to talk to a knowledgeable real estate agent today, contact Terrie Ball.