Important, But Sometimes Overlooked Considerations When Buying A Home

Many factors are considered when buying a home, like location to shops, public transportation, schools, etc. but neighborhood factors can be just as important to your enjoyment further down the road.  Sure, the neighborhood may be beautiful and in a great location, but is it the place for you and your family?  Here are a few ideas to help you decide:

  1. Take a walk!  Is anyone outside?  Are there kids playing?  Does it look like a friendly atmosphere?  How do you feel if you have kids, but see none outside on a nice afternoon?  On the flip side, if you don’t have kids, how do you feel about tons of kids running all over the neighborhood?
  2. Research HOA rules and regulations.  If you are into woodworking and need a shed, you might find in many planned neighborhoods that these buildings are not allowed.  What are the neighborhood’s rules on overnight and street parking?  Can you store your boat/jet ski/etc in the driveway?
  3. Don’t forget the twilight!  A neighborhood can be very different at night than it is during the day.  Is there loud noises coming from a particular house? Unfortunately, people’s hobbies can sometimes make them undesirable as next door neighbors!  Especially if you have small children!

The list could go on and on but hopefully will get you thinking about things that could seem less important, but actually may be crucial to your enjoyment of your new home!


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Susan Johnson & Associates | Keller Williams Realty | 19721 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC 28031 | 704.439.5350

About Susan Johnson Team Charlotte | Lake Norman Real Estate Specialists

Susan Johnson & Associates Real Estate Agents in Charlotte | Lake Norman NC I am native to the area, live, work and play in the area. My children go to school here and I serve my community in this area. I love the region and I think its a great place to live! Together with my team, we have more than 21 years of combined experience in business, marketing, technology and communications, as real estate professionals in Charlotte | Lake Norman, we have also found that the key to providing the very best service is as simple as putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly. We look forward to sharing our expertise and working with you in all of your real estate needs in this region and across the country! Visit my website
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