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What I really enjoy about this business is that every buyer has different needs and vision for their next property. Whether they are seeking solace, close proximity to activities or schools, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community.  Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home buying process. Your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home.  This is a very personal decision, influenced by countless unique factors in your own lives, but you should always keep the following in mind:

 

  1. If you’re considering buying a home in a community that is unfamiliar to you, get to know its lay-out and ambiance.  Take some time to walk or drive through the neighbourhood, both during the day and at night, familiarizing yourself with the sights and sounds.

 

  1. What amenities does the neighbourhood have to offer?  Is public transportation readily accessible?  Are there schools, churches, parks, or grocery stores within reach?  Consider visiting schools in the area if you have children.

 

  1. What is the nature of the job market in the area?  Keep in mind that if area employers are producing more jobs, you can expect property values to increase, especially if the jobs offered fall within a higher salary bracket.

 

  1. Speak with the neighbours.  Don't be afraid to ask questions.  They can offer you a wealth of information, from an inside perspective.

 

  1. How will you be affected by a new commute to work?  Drive the route between the new neighbourhood and your office during the appropriate times to gauge the volume of traffic you could expect to encounter, and the amount of time you’d need to put aside for daily travel.

 

  1. Contact local land-use and zoning officials to determine existing development plans or potential for development in the area.  This could effect not only your plans but how the area could change in the future.  

So as exciting as change can be, you want to always look at the big picture to make sure that is what you have in mind. Things can always change that we have no control over but when you do your homework and feel confident in the property you find, that will give you and your family the confidence to know that it is right for you. If you would like me to help you navigate through the process of finding just the right home, do not hesitate to give me a call and we'll find out what your ideal neighborhood looks like.  


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