First, consider what is most important to your personal tastes and interests. If you are first time homebuyer, locate a neighborhood that best fits your needs for your financial situation. As a move-up buyer, you may have the opportunity to address more of your needs and wants.
Secondly, take a few minutes and write your responses to two very important questions…
What is important to you?
- Proximity to hospitals, grocery stores, public transportation, recreational activities, places of worship, cultural activities, etc.
- Access to public transportation
- Homeowners associations
- Quality of schools
- Crime rate
- Future construction / area re-development
- Lot size
What type of home (neighborhood) do you desire?
- Single-family residence
- Downtown \ metro living
- Rural setting
Lastly, once you have answered the above questions, contact the Blu J Agency to locate the best neighborhoods for your needs.
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