How to find the best place to buy your next home
09/04/2015 | Author: Marty Kramer
I was surprised to see my neighborhood make a local magazine’s list of top neighborhoods in my city. You see, our neighborhood wasn’t on that list the previous year, and I don’t think much has changed.
That got me thinking about whether people really make decisions about where to live based on all those lists. You know the ones: best cities to raise a family … top locations for young professionals … hottest towns for techies … most affordable places to retire … best beaches, and on and on.
There’s nothing wrong with using a list as a starting point when thinking about where you’d like to live. But I hope you’ll dig a little deeper. Spend some time in the area. Talk to the people. Check out the traffic. Experience the shopping and the entertainment—whatever it is that you’ll be doing in your new locale.
Don’t forget to talk with your REALTOR®, too. REALTORS® know cities and neighborhoods as well as anyone. In fact, I’d put them at the top of the list.
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