I Love it Here... Where Am I Again?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Freelance Writer

You know the old saying, location, location, location. Some neighborhoods in the Pittsburgh area, despite seemingly rampant crime, high taxes and little in the way of community services are homes to those that call their town "the best."

My question to the AR community is what makes the location? Is it only the school district, taxes and crime rate, or is it something less measurable? Can we truly call a place "home" if our heart isn't there, even if all the lawns are manicured and the school is within walking distance?

My experience, at least in the Pittsburgh area, is that some people are not motivated to move out of areas they've called home, no matter what. As a real estate investor, I hope to give communities back some of their dignity by fixing eyesores that plague the town they call home. As a writer, my question is, am I too naive?

-Christine :)

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This is great question.  Schools and work day commute seem to be the most valuable to my buyers.  Of course, the crime rate plays a big part in the decision.

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