You’ve probably heard the saying before: when it comes to home buying, the three most important things to think about are location, location, location. After all, it’s the one aspect you can’t change about a home once you buy it. But what specifically about location should you be considering when deciding where to look for houses? Here are some questions to ask yourself.
Is it near work and essential services? If you have a job that requires you to be in the office on a regular basis, it makes sense to look for a house nearby, so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time commuting. Likewise, buying a home near things like grocery stores, doctor’s offices and other important services will
add convenience to your life.
How are the schools? Even if you don’t have school-aged children, buying a home in a school district
with a good reputation is a smart move, as it enhances the resale value of your property.
What do the people who live there say about it? If possible, try to visit the neighborhoods you’re interested in and ask residents how they feel about living there. Most people will have no problem answering a few basic questions about the area, especially if they’re happy with it.
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