When looking for a house, it is important to not just consider the property itself but also the neighbourhood in which it is situated.
Here are our top tips on what to look for in your potential property’s neighbourhood:
1- Are the surrounding houses reflective of your budget? Research the area and find out the median price. Go one step further by investigating what type of house is the median house so you can compare apples with apples. Often buyers become disappointed when they expect to pay a median price for a property and it is bigger and better, which can reflect in the purchase price.
2- Does the neighbourhood cater to your lifestyle? If you have kids, you want to make sure there are schools within a reasonable distance and recreational areas, like parks or swimming pools.
3- Could you see yourself living in this area? Don’t be afraid to drive through the neighbourhood to see what the community is like and if you could envision your life there.