Home Buying Series V - Choosing the Right Neighborhood

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Real Estate Broker with Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty 290309

Choosing the right neighborhood has many elements. Below are just a few of the many factors -- You may think of others that are important to you.  Please write them on your Home Search Criteria form so they do not get forgotten.

Neighborhoods have characteristic personalities designed to best suit single people, growing families, two-career couples, or retirees.  Investigate to determine if the neighborhood matches your lifestyle and personality. 

Scout out the Neighborhood!

 It is important that you scout the neighborhood in person.  You live in more than your house. 

• Talk to people who live there. 

•Drive through the entire area at different times of the day, during the week and on weekends. 

•Look carefully at how well other homes in the area are being maintained; are they painted, are the yards well cared for; are parked cars in good condition, etc.

•Look for things like access to major thoroughfares, highways, and shopping. 

•Listen for noise created by commerce, roads, railways, public areas, schools, etc. 

•Smell the air for adjacent commerce or agriculture. 

•Check with local civic, police, fire, and school officials to find information about the area. 

•Research things like soil and water. 

•Look at traffic patterns around the area during different times of the day and drive from the area to work. 

• Is the neighborhood near parks, churches, recreation centers, shopping, theaters, restaurants, public transportation, schools, etc.? 

•Does the neighborhood belong to a Homeowner's Association? If so, you should get a copy to review as part of your contingencies.

 

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Benchmark Realty,318 Seaboard Ln., Ste 115, Franklin, TN  615-371-1544
Diane Osowiecki, license #290309 cell - 615-406-2184  email  diane@dianeo.us
Mandy Buchholz, license #309437 cell - 615-477-6959  email  mandybuchholztn@gmail
Bob Osowiecki, license #325031  cell - 615-878-3902 email  bobointn@gmail.com
Heidi Buchholz,license # 327613 cell - 615-351-0172 email heidibuchholztn@gmail.com

 

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