If you plan on buying Real Estate in Southern California, or elsewhere in the United States, you probably have heard the old saying “location, location, location”.
This is something that Realtors® have talked about for years but even though most home buyers know that they should pay attention to location when buying a house, they often don’t know exactly why it’s so important.
In this article, we will break down the importance of the location of a home and provide you with tips on how to confirm that a home is indeed located in a great area before you choose to buy there.
Real Estate Is All About Geography
It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a home in Irvine, San Diego, Miami, Detroit, or elsewhere in the United States, Real Estate is all about geography, or the location of where the home is located.
When buying a home, you’re not just buying a house, you’re buying into the location of the property, the location of the development, the safety of the community, and the school system.
All of these factors must be considered when buying a house instead of just considering the bedrooms, bathrooms, and square feet that a home has to offer you. Why? You may find a perfect home that has “everything you could want” but if it’s in a poor location, this will affect your enjoyment of the house while you live there, and the potential resale value of the home as well.
Southern California Offers the Best Locations in The United States
In Southern California, we pay some of the most expensive prices for Real Estate in the country because our location offers us the best weather in the United States. We also have unlimited recreation options since we are close to the beaches, mountains, and dessert. This makes SoCal a great place to live and also a location that home buyers are prepared to pay for when they purchase Real Estate here.
Thanks to the Internet, you can easily research the location of a home online and learn more about the community, school district, crime rate, and things to do in the area before you decide to purchase a home there.
When reviewing blogs, forums, and local information about locations online make sure that you’re reading information by people who actually live there. You also want to check dates for when articles, forum posts and reviews were written because a location could have changed dramatically in years since a post was written and you could be reading out of date information.
Contact the Fred Sed Group
Hiring a local Real Estate agent is the key to success with buying a home in a great location because an agent will know the location where a home is located better than anyone. They will also provide you with all of the most relevant information about the home and location so you can have confidence that you’re making a smart investment.
To view homes for sale in Southern California, or to speak with us about selling your home, contact the Fred Sed Group by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us online.