How to find the perfect neighbourhood
Purchasing the perfect property often involves more than just the home itself. What truly distinguishes a house from a home is the community and environment that surrounds it. Just remember that neighbourhood preferences vary. While you may dream of a smaller, more charming community, others may yearn for big city living with every convenience at their fingertips.
There are many factors that go into buying the perfect home.While choosing the right property is very important, a neighbourhood plays a crucial role in creating lasting memories. The trick is finding one that suits your lifestyle.
Here are a few tips to help you find the right fit:
Make a list. Start by jotting down a list of the desired lifestyle factors that are most important to you and your family. Remember to leave no stone unturned — consider location, proximity to work and schools, amenities and local attractions.
Get out and explore. While lists are helpful, nothing beats experiencing an area for yourself. Once you’ve narrowed down the most important factors, be sure to visit at least a couple of locations that match the description. Though one may look good on paper, in reality it may leave more to be desired. The only way to truly determine what’s best for you is by seeing an area in person.
Call in the pros. Often, the best way to find the perfect neighbourhood is by contacting a professional. Experienced realtors are aware of great areas suited to any need and can help narrow your home search and save time.
For more information and to explore neighbourhoods that fit your lifestyle, check out the Your Perfect Life tool.