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Finding your home

Whether you're buying your first home, fifth home, a vacation property, or an investment property, its location will often determine its future value, and even certain aspects of your everyday life.  To help you narrow down the areas that are right for you, begin by making a list of the most important factors.


 Considerations


  • Affordability
  • Taxes
  • Current employment and future opportunities
  • Commute and transportation - are you close to work?
  • Real estate value - will it have good resale value?
  • Crime rates - do your homework
  • Proximity to family, friends, and activities
  • Climate - homework on year round seasons
  • School districts - are these important factors?
  • Culture - Want to be downtown?
  • Town/city population size
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Proximity to airports

Be sure to choose the location that's right for you: Choosing the right location will ensure long-term happiness in your home.

Look closely 

  • Next, take a closer look at the community you have in mind. Try to talk to your potential neighbors, and ask them lots of questions. These people could become your babysitters, your carpool buddies, and your closest friends over the years. If community matters to you, this is an important step you don’t want to overlook.

Visit more than once 

  • Some good advice from the National Association of REALTORS®: Visit communities at different times of day and night, and on weekends and weekdays, to get a feel for who lives there and what the activity level is like.
  • Fair-housing laws prevent sales associates from telling clients about crime statistics or talking about “good” or “bad” schools.  However, an agent can direct you to websites that provide information about those topics. Even if you don’t have or don't plan to have children, buying a home in a well-regarded school district can help the property’s long-term value.