I received a question from a reader that I felt would make a terrific topic for a blog post. “Joyce M.” wrote
We will be looking to buy later this year sometime and don’t want to over-pay. Property taxes are not low in Tallahassee. What are the best neighborhoods [safety, value, upscale] for homes $300,000-$325,000 range built after 2000 with gas fireplace, and about 2000-2300 sq ft; thanks.
As you can tell, this is not a simple “quick answer” type of question, and it parallels a question I received recently from a long-time friend who wondered what area of Tallahassee was going to appreciate / depreciate faster over the long run. It has been my experience that many people in the real estate brokerage business will give a quick “off the cuff” response to this question, but I have found that this usually means that the answer will be wrong.