PURCHASING A HOUSE: TIPS TO SELECT THE RIGHT NEIGHBORHOOD FOR YOU

By
Home Inspector with HomesBid

Buying a house is not a child’s play; it is a life-changing decision for most people. You only buy a house once (unless, of course, you are an investor who likes to purchase properties to make a profit). When you purchase a home, you must consider different things. You want the structure of the house to be well-built. You want the rooms, bathroom, and kitchen to be well constructed. You would like the rooms to have large windows and so on. But, inspecting the property itself is not enough; you must also consider the neighborhood. Continue reading to learn more about why you should consider choosing the right neighborhood before buying a new house.

Raising A Family:

 Are you a parent or soon-to-be a parent? If yes, your priority should be finding an ideal neighborhood for your kids. How do you know which neighborhood will be ideal for your little ones? Some neighborhoods are kid-friendly, while others are not. When your real estate agent shows you a potential house, you need to check out the area. Casually walk down the street and see if you can find kids playing in the streets. You know it is a kid-friendly neighborhood if you see kids outside on the street or playing in the local park.

  • Parents want their kids to go out and play outside in the local park. This shows the locality is a safe one. Look for schools and children’s playgrounds in the area. If you have good schools in your neighborhood, it shows the neighborhood is an ideal one for children. You do not need to travel far to get them to school every single day. Think of the times you will save if your child can walk to his school every day without you having to drive him to school.
  • Also, look for a local pharmacy, departmental stores, and more to ensure the locality has all the amenities needed for a family.

Thriving Culture: 

When you move into a new neighborhood, you want the neighborhood to provide you with a sense of community. You want to belong and be part of the community. Therefore, look around the community and see if you find people like you. You may visit your potential neighbors to see what type of people they are. You can check out local festivals and celebrations to learn more about the people in the neighborhood.

  • People often move to the city to experience thriving city culture. City life provides you with fast transportation and a vibrant lifestyle. If you have a specific locality requirement, inform your real estate agent. All you need to do is communicate freely about your needs and wants. For example, Candy Swick Real Estate will help you find your dream neighborhood and the perfect house.
  • Pick a place that has many theaters, clubs, and more. If you are single and want to experience a happening nightlife, make sure there are many bars and clubs in your neighborhood. Having a bar around will help you meet people of different backgrounds. Furthermore, check out the restaurants in the area. If you like to order food daily, you want more than a few options in your locality where you can walk in and order food.

Comments (3)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Maria. If the neighborhood does not work for you the house never will become a home. Enjoy your day.

Jun 19, 2022 05:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Maria and thanks for sharing these great tips of looking for a neighborhood to live in.

Jun 19, 2022 08:20 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Jul 14, 2022 06:41 AM