Hunting for the perfect place to call home

After you are pre-qualified for a loan, you will be ready to put your house-hunting efforts into high gear. But don’t miss out on the essential step of scouting out neighborhoods before you look for an ideal house.

The neighborhood in which you buy will greatly shape your enjoyment of your new home —such things as strolling to a nearby park with your kids, knowing that your kids are attending great schools, feeling safe when your young ones are outdoors, being near to eateries, etc.

Pay attention to the overall appearance of the homes in the neighborhood. Are they effectively maintained? Are they perfectly landscaped? This may indicate good neighbors, or an overly-intrusive home owners association.

When you have young ones, look for a community with plenty of young ones around, as opposed to neighborhoods that entice more seniors or young singles.  They will have friends to grow up with and the parent network will be helpful.  Perhaps you are young and single, and the midtown entertainment and dining areas are what you need.

Other facets you’ll want to consider would be the schools and understanding the direction of property values in the area.

Home Expo Gallery is quite familiar with the neighborhoods in the area and helps you find the right neighborhood for your situation.

School Area

Even if you don’t have school-aged young ones, purchasing a home in an area with good schools will be in your best interest. When the time comes to sell your house, future customers with young ones will probably consider good schools their top priority. And neighborhoods with good schools entice more buyers.

Crime Data

No-one needs to live in a neighborhood where break-ins and burglary would be the norm. You will find websites that may give you statistics on crime and related information important to your search.

Before deciding on a neighborhood, it is important to first determine the general area. The suburbs may have lower crime statistics, but may be further from your work. Towns may do have more crime, but may have different characteristics that you see more desirable, such as convenience and social activities.  Do you want schools which are in strolling distance? Do you want to be close to your place of employment? Do you want to be close to buying, restaurants, and different companies?

We at Home Expo Gallery can also help you determine the value of a given community you are considering.  We can investigate the market health of the neighborhood, how it trended in good times and bad. Give us a call now and let us know how we can help you find your dream home.

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