How To Choose The Right Neighborhood

How To Choose The Right Neighborhood

Image title

Steven Young

"Your Real Estate Quarterback"

steven.young@exprealty.com

208-340-6268

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood


Location, location, location — goes the saying about what’s important in real estate.

Most home buyers start by looking for a suitable area. The following tips will help you find a neighborhood that feels like home.

Priorities

Set priorities about things that matter most to you and your family:

Is safety a prime concern?

Are you looking for vibrant nightlife?

Do you need to live close to work?


The best purchase is usually a trade-off among several desirable elements.

Factors

These factors will help to illuminate a neighborhood’s style:

Are there good local schools? Whether or not you have children, good schools increase property values.

Is the area close to services such as hospitals, public transportation, shopping, parks, and recreational and cultural sites?

How safe is it? Check with local police, and look in the newspaper for crime-watch statistics.

Are people outside their homes, working in their yards or walking their dogs? Neighbors who interact with one another create a safer and more pleasant environment.

Is the area popular? Ask your Realtor, and check the number of “for sale” and “sold” signs.

What is the neighborhood’s price range? Have average property values gone up, gone down or stayed the same? Areas about to become trendy are often found on the fringes of highly desirable locations.

Is there vacant space nearby? What kind of development is planned for it?

Guidance

Real estate agents are a valuable source of inside information about how to distinguish two neighborhoods that seem alike. Contact me for the latest information about neighborhoods.

Image title

Want more information on this and other critical factors to buying a home?  Get my book free of charge, Buyer's Handbook at www.steventherealtor.com/buyershandbook  I will even pay for shipping!


Steven Young Headshot
Author:
Phone: 208-340-6268
Dated: May 26th 2016
Views: 174
About Steven: Steven Young is the author of The Buyers Handbook, A Practical, Seven Step Guide to Buying Your Next...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

May 30 2017 22330 1 - I can help you win the bidding!
What Are You Waiting For - Thinking about buying your first
Roaring Springs For The Win -  It just got hot in Boise!
How To Choose The Right Neighborhood - Steven Young"Your Real Estate

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

eXp Realty Idaho

Boise, ID
208-258-7425