Shopping for a new home is an exciting process! It can also be a little overwhelming since the location will affect many aspects of everyday life for you and your family, including education options for your children; proximity to work, shopping, entertainment, houses of worship, and anything else you might want or need; and more.
Here are important factors to consider when choosing the best location for your home.
Neighborhood: Different neighborhoods have different characteristics, and it’s always nice to pick one that fits your lifestyle and personality. For example, most master-planned communities have homeowners associations that mandate specific ways you maintain and adorn your home. While some people appreciate strict guidelines, others find them stifling.
School District: A good education is a priority for everyone, which is why many families relocate for the sake of their children’s education. If you have school-age children, you’ll want a location that has access to quality schools.
Commute: When making a choice, you need to consider your commute. It can have a significant impact on your stress level, and the amount of time you spend at home enjoying your family and leisure activities.
Entertainment: What do you enjoy doing during your free time? Do you enjoy spending time with family and friends? Do you love to go out to eat? Attending sporting events? Staying fit? Think about the things you most enjoy doing, and focus your search to areas that will provide that for you.
Price: Regardless of your financial situation, price matters. And it’s not just the price of the home that you need to take into consideration. There are also cost associate with property taxes, and possible HOA fees.
There are a series of factors to consider when determining the right location for your home. While the process can sometimes get frustrating and daunting, it’s always helpful to go at it with knowledgeable professionals, like the Howland Group.
In fact, we’re so committed to making home buying, selling and relocation easy that we’ve assembled the best in the industry for a Homeowners Brunch & Learn on November 8th, 2018. Join us as we discuss the current housing market, and the steps you should follow as you transition from selling your current home to moving into your new home. Also learn how the Howland Group, with the support of Compass Fort Lauderdale, delivers an unmatched experience to get your home sold.
The event is free, but seating is limited, so register now. All registered attendees will be eligible to receive up to $2000 worth of home seller services, FREE of charge. See you there!