When it comes to home buying, most of us have heard the truism, ‘location, location, location’. Although, do many of us also take it to heart and look beyond the obvious? Lots of features make up a neighborhood, and though subtle, much of these can determine if you’ll settle well, or not so well over time. As a result, home buyers should research neighborhoods carefully before committing to buying a home.
Sometimes we’re lucky enough to know a lot about a neighborhood already. Maybe we lived there. Maybe family or friends do. Although, often enough buying a home means moving into a new area we don’t know much about, if anything. The key is not only online research but tapping on an expert quite familiar with the place.
Home Buyers Should Research Neighborhoods Carefully In Key Ways
The best kind of expert on the area would be a real estate pro, who has lived there for at least a few decades. In San Mateo County that almost seems like a must. Since it’s a huge market place for homes and has hundreds of diverse neighborhoods, someone who has lived in the County all their life would be a much better resource. In that case, you want to tap on Carmen Miranda. She fits that mold, and she is a Diamond Certified Realtor. In fact, she’s the recipient of the 5 Star Real Estate Award for the last few years in a row.
Now, Carmen can help you in ways you can only imagine. Although, for some questions you may have, only you can answer them. These can arise from the emotional aspects involved in your home purchase. As a result, home buyers should research neighborhoods carefully also by just getting out and walking around. They should talk to people they meet. In fact, taking the step may be the only way you can truly answer the question of how it ‘feels’ to you. Does it warm your heart? Or, does it muster a chill?
Home Buyers Should Research Neighborhoods Carefully and Thoughtfully
Another key to the makings of a neighborhood is the percentage of homes owned as opposed to homes rented. Why does that figure in? Well, more home ownership, less renting makes for a stable environment. Also, it makes for better real estate values in that market.
A final key to the makings of a neighborhood may seem obvious. But, it is still highly telling and significant to your research and decision making. In fact, you should take notice of how well the outdoor areas around homes are kept up. When lawns and landscaping are neat and attractive, you know a lot of pride goes into home ownership where you want to live.
You know you picked the right neighborhood, if in your research, you can check off all the key factors brought out in this blog. Yes, home buyers should research neighborhoods carefully. And, doing that should pay off every time. Ask Carmen. She’s your best resource of all. A master at buying and selling San Mateo County real estate, she will gear you up for a great home buying conclusion.