The journey to homeownership starts by understanding how much you can afford. One major thing to consider is your down payment and where you want to live. Once you have a list compiled on places that you want to life, do more in-depth research on each potential neighborhood. A good amount of information is available online, but the Internet doesn't have the full story. To get a true understanding of each neighborhood, give us a call and we will provide you more inforamtion.
- Current employment and future opportunities
- Commute and transportation
- Real estate value
- Crime rates
- Proximity to family, friends, and activities
- School districts
- Town/city population size
- Healthcare facilities
- Proximity to airports
Be sure to choose the location that's right for you: Do you want to be downtown, in the suburbs, near work? Are schools an important factor? Do you want a community with plenty of outdoor recreational amenities; one with shops, restaurants and nightlife; or one with plenty of activities for children? Choosing the right location will ensure long-term happiness in your home.
Think about whether the house or the community matter more to you, and whether it’s worth it to make a longer commute in order to live in the suburbs, where your purchasing power could go a little further.