Location, Location, Location

Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate agent.

  • Urban, suburban or rural
  •  Desired commute time to work
  •  Desired school districts
  •  Desired neighborhoods
  •  Proximity to the airport
  •  Proximity to beaches
  •  Proximity to restaurants and retail
  •  Access to major highways and thoroughfares
  •  Access to public transportation
  •  Health care facilities
  •  Parks and recreation
  •  Length of time you plan to live in the home (Your agent should be knowledgeable about growth trends and projections that could affect your investment.)