Five Things To Check When Choosing a House Street

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Characteristics of a Desirable Street

 
 
 
Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic.

What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few:

Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, it also adds to the property’s curb appeal. In addition, if you have kids, a sidewalk makes it easier - and safer - for them to play and visit neighborhood friends.

Mature trees. Trees lining the street add depth and beauty. Most homeowners value front yard trees and would miss them if they were gone.

Safety. Unfortunately, some streets are more prone to crime and other issues requiring police intervention than others. Clearly, homeowners appreciate a street that’s known for being safe and located in a neighborhood with a low crime rate.

Pride-of-ownership. When considering buying a home, take a walk along the street. Do homeowners take good care of their properties? If so, that sign of pride-of-ownership indicates it’s a great place to own a home.

Location. Where the street is located is just as important as its characteristics. Are things you want, such as parks, schools, shopping, etc. nearby? Is the street in a desirable area overall?

Noise. This is a characteristic that can be invisible to the home buyer. If the street is in a flight path, or near a busy highway used by rush-hour commuters, you want to know!

A great street can dramatically add to the enjoyment of a home. As your real estate agent, I can answer your questions about the characteristics of streets you’re considering and the surrounding area.

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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Alberto Pacheco very valuable tips for choosing a house street.

Nov 06, 2018 07:49 PM #1
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Dörte Engel
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ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Alberto,

Great characteristics. I would add light polution. It is easier to sleep, when it gets dark at night. Of course, there are blackout curtains.

Nov 06, 2018 08:15 PM #2
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Alberto Pacheco
Home Smart Evergreen Realty - Northridge, CA
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thank you John

Nov 06, 2018 08:19 PM #3
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Alberto Pacheco
Home Smart Evergreen Realty - Northridge, CA
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thank you Dorte

Nov 06, 2018 08:20 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Two of the three homes I have owned were on a cul-de-sac.  I live on a through street now, but it is a horseshoe shaped street that mainly serves those of us who live on it. 

Nov 07, 2018 12:53 PM #5
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Alberto Pacheco
Home Smart Evergreen Realty - Northridge, CA
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it's nice to live on a cul de sac because only the people that live in the street drive to their place

Nov 08, 2018 01:55 PM #6
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