How To: Choose Your Neighborhood
Location, location, location. There is a reason this has become such a focus in real estate; even if you end up in your dream home, if you hate the neighborhood your time there will likely be short-lived. Buying a home is a major decision, and you want to make sure you get it right. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to ensure you end up in the best neighborhood for your family. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right neighborhood for you!
- Find Out What You Want. Take some time to sit and think about what your dream neighborhood looks like. Are there kids? Restaurants? Parks? What is the noise like? What are the homes like? How far are you willing to commute?
- Start The Hunt. Start visiting neighborhoods that you think you might like. Try to see them at different times of day, both from the car and on foot. Start with the neighborhoods closest to your family’s schools and works if you have too many options.
- Ask An Expert. Your real estate agent should be able to help give you an idea of what local neighborhoods are really like. In fact, some of the most important questions before you buy should be about the location, as your agent may have insight you cannot glean from passing through the neighborhood a few times.
- Seal The Deal. Once you find a few neighborhoods you like, talk to your agent about the options in each. Start shopping specific houses until you find the home you love in the neighborhood you love!
Once you have found the right house in the right neighborhood, contact Brighton Escrow in Hermosa Beach. We are California escrow experts who will ensure that your closing process is smooth and easy, helping you get into your new neighborhood. Call us today!