In today’s busy Spring Market, when passions are high and schedules are full, home buyers can often get lost in the mind set of finding the “Perfect Home!” Sure, the house itself is certainly incredibly important. But, what truly can make your new dwelling ‘HOME’ is to make sure you, as a home buyer, do ALL your homework. Know everything you can about the community in which you hope to find your potential home.
That’s right. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the number of bedrooms, the number of bathrooms, how much yard is there? You think about the kitchen appliances, the flooring, is there a garage? Here’s what may slip from your mind…but absolutely shouldn’t!
Is this new home…
- a short drive to your place of employment?
- near schools?
- near restaurants?
- near a grocery store?
- in a neighborhood?
- on a busy street?
- on a public road?
- are there children nearby or are the residents older?
- near a playground?
- near a hospital?
Some or all of these questions may be important to you. No matter what your criteria is for your new home, just be sure not to neglect the BIG picture. Know the community inside and out before you decide to make it your HOME.