Features You Want in Your New Home
- School District
- Number of Bedrooms
- Number of Bathrooms
- Living area(s)
- Dining area(s)
- Landscaping or size of yard (acreage)
- Sprinkler system
- Storm shelter
The Importance of Physical Location
“Location, location, location.”
Where do you want to live?
- Newer or older neighborhood
- Central city
- Suburb of surrounding cities
- New development(s)
- Small or large lot
- Rural area – how far from services and schools?
Possible Areas of Concern
- Will there be major public infrastructure projects which will have a major positive or negative effect on the value of the home?
- Will the home have a positive or negative effect on the value of the neighborhood?
- What is the general condition of the area within a square mile of the house? Are homes in the area gaining, maintaining, or losing value?
- What is the present zoning designation of the neighborhood?
- Are there existing or new proposed commercial areas which will have no effect or a negative effect on the value of the home?
- Are there new zoning code changes proposed for the area which will affect the home? This will need to be checked with an attorney.
- Talk to your possible new neighbors. Do they like living in the neighborhood? If so why? If not, why?