With so many homes on the market you'll never get
anywhere unless you narrow your choices. You can begin this process
by first identifying one or a few neighborhoods that are right for
* Consider Local Factors; and
* Using Neighborhood Strategies
to Consider When Evaluating a Neighborhood
When evaluating a neighborhood, you should investigate
local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes,
some of the following factors may be more important considerations
* Quality of schools
* Property values
* Crime rate
* Future construction
* Proximity to: Schools, Employment, Hospitals, Shops, Public transportation,
Cultural Activities (museums, concerts, theaters, etc.), Prisons,
Freeways, Airports, Beaches, Parks, Stadiums
Whether you’re moving across the country or
across town, you can count on us to help you through every step
of the process.
If you’re a first time-buyer with limited
financial resources, it’s a wise purchasing strategy to buy
a home that meets your primary needs in the best neighborhood that
fits within your price range.
You can maximize your home purchase location by
incorporating some of the following strategies into your neighborhood
* Look for communities that are likely to become
"hot neighborhoods" in the coming years. They can often
be discovered on the periphery of the most continuously desirable
* Look for a home in a good neighborhood that is a bit farther out
of the city. If commuting is a concern, purchase a home that is
close to public transportation.
* Look at the neighborhood demand by asking us whether multiple
offers are being made, whether the gap between the list price and
sale price is decreasing, and whether there is active community
involvement. You can also drive around neighborhoods and see how
many "sale pending" and "sold" signs there are
in a particular area.
* Look into purchasing a condominium or co-op, rather than a house,
in a desirable neighborhood. This way you still may be able to purchase
in a prime area that you otherwise could not afford.
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