Buyers

Buyers

Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. Your local REALTOR® can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search.

When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be more important considerations than others:

  • Quality of Schools
  • Property Values
  • Traffic
  • Crime Rate
  • Future Construction
  • Proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, prisons, freeways, airports, beaches, parks, stadiums and cultural centers such as museums and theaters

How to Choose a Home

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you.

Once you've settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it's time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you.

When narrowing down your home search, consider the following:

  • Know what types of home you want to buy
  • Determine what age and condition of the house you want to buy
  • Consider resale potential
  • Use a features wish list to keep focused
  • Use a home search comparison chart to keep organized
  • Act decisively when you find the right home