Not all neighborhoods are the same..
I live and work in rural Hanover ,PA . We are a sleepy little town just 3 miles above the Maryland and Pennsylvania line. Most in town homes are older as one would expect.
However I was in conversation with a young lady that said to me "Oh my neighborhood would be higher priced area then yours" . Homes are newer and more modern. At first I was going to agree.
But the Realtor in me came out..... I explained that newer and more modern is a plus . But value still can be found in an older home if it is in a good area and the neighborhood has homes that all have kept up there appearance.
Well she was not having it. I pulled comps showing sales that reflected homes in my neighborhood sold for more then in her neighborhood. Of course you know I rigged this right?? Too funny.
It just goes to show that some people have blinders on and will not believe you know matter how hard you try to convince them . These same size homes with like features but different in age can be directly affected by the area. Mine is in walking distance to the lake and state park . Hers across from shopping center. Both have great living environments. Both neighborhoods are within 1 1/2 miles of each other.
Still she says but everyone in your neighborhood is old and do not sidewalks. Oh my give me a break yes sidewalks would be nice for us good old people.
But it was a nice lesson for us to learn that homes can be directly affected by