Top 10 Things to Look for to Find Your Dream Neighborhood
Sidewalks: Sidewalks can be a good indicator that there are places like parks within walking distance.
Taxes and Other Expenses: It's easy to focus on the price of buying a home and forget about the additional expenses of living in a certain neighborhood.
Activities and Amenities: A young single person might want an active nightlife scene with bars or restaurants close by.
Convenience: How convenient your neighborhood is can affect your happiness -- and your wallet. Is there a shopping center nearby where you.
Foreclosures and For Rent Signs: Certainly you've heard the term "buyer's market." It's a real estate term that's an indicator that home values have dropped.
Future Plans: Living in the here and now may be a good outlook on life, but it's not necessarily to best way to find.
Annoying Sounds and Smells: One reason it's extremely important to visit a neighborhood at several different times of the day before making a decision.
Low Crime Rate: Finding out how your new neighborhood's crime rate stacks up against your current one or others in the area is a fairly easy task.
Good Schools: Good schools should be a priority on anyone's list.
Culture: Make sure you find the right neighborhood culture first, and let the other pieces fall into place.