The location of your home is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live.
You want to know what living in that neighborhood will be like. Take a drive around the neighborhood and get a feel for it. How do the neighbors maintain their homes and yards? Drive by in the evening and on the weekend when everyone is home and get an idea for how busy or noisy it is. What is traffic like? What is the proximity to stores, major roads, or parks. What will your commute be like going to work? What schools are zoned for that house? (Notice I didn’t say neighborhood. Sometimes dividing boundaries are in the neighborhood. I actually have previous personal experience with this. The street I lived on was the dividing boundary. My side of the street went to a different school than my neighbors across the street.)
Contributors: April Kozlowski Palomino from Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate