Step one: Profile your perfect neighborhood.
You need to consider a neighborhood that reflects on you and your personality. You will have to make compromises, but put the “must-haves” at the top. Put the “would- like-to-haves” at the bottom. Here is some questions you can ask yourself if you are not sure.
-Do you have children or are you planning to have children anytime soon?
-What type of home do you want?
-How far are you willing to commute?
-Do you want to be in a historic neighborhood or a new development?
Step two: Zero in on the area
Either you are moving to a different neighborhood, within a city. Or you are moving to a different city. If you are moving to a new city, you will have to do more research on cities or states, even. Start by picking a part of town to search in. Like where you job is located, or where schools are.
Step three: Get the suspects
With you area in mind, start researching information. Find interesting facts about different areas online. Ask real estate agents for recommendations. Compile all information you can, including: school information, crime statistics, parks and recreation, neighborhood associations, and tourist attractions.
Step four: Find the clues
Once you got the information, start visiting the areas. Visit the ones that were visually appealing in different aspects that you researched. Use your senses to get complete picture of the community.
Step five: Close the case
You’ve chosen your neighborhood. Now for the hard part: finding a house you love. Luckily, you’ve narrowed it down to a few streets. Now, make sure to: Find out how much house you can afford. Compare your loan options. Draw up your vision of home.
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