Choosing The Right Neighborhood
Deciding where to live can be difficult, especially when you aren't too familiar with your new area. Take a look at the following 6 steps you can take to help choose the perfect neighborhood for you!
#1. Choose a general area before you start your house search
To save on time and stress, narrow down 1 or 2 ideal neighborhoods before you being looking for your new home.
#2. Talk to the neighbors!
Speak with residents about the area, ask questions, and mention your concerns.
#3. Don't Settle
It is always a great idea to snag the worst house in the best area, or if it's in the budget, buy the best house in the best area :). Remember, you can always change the house, but not the neighborhood.
#4. Consider Schools
If you have children, make sure to check out the nearby schools. Take a look at ratings, and do your homework!
Check reliable websites for crime maps, Megan's Law, and make phone calls to local law enforcement for an overview of the area.
#6. Walk Around
Take a walk or drive around the area to check out nearby shops, parks, and schools.