One question I am asked very often is how to research a new area. I always advise my clients to research neighborhoods or areas before beginning the home buying process. I want my clients to feel confident they are buying a in a growing area to ensure future value of their asset; I want my clients children to attend a good school; And I want the whole family to access to recreation and commercial areas now and in the foreseeable future.
Most research can be done online; You want to check out school ratings, parks, commercial areas, crime rates, and development plans.
Once this initial research is complete, I strong advise my clients to go spend a day in the area.. actually go visit the area, pretend these are your new stomping grounds. Can you see yourself living there for 2+ years?
Many of my clients have found this to be a very enjoyable process, taking a weekend to spend in time in various neighborhoods, some they were not even considering before.
By visiting a variety of areas, there is nothing to lose and only confidence to gain.
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