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
-Commute time
-School districts
-Desirable neighborhoods
-Proximity to the airport
-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.)