There’s an old saying that goes like this:

“The three most important things in real estate are location, location, location!” 

And believe it not, this is some if the best advice around when buying a home.

When you’re house hunting, it’s important to remember that when you buy a home, you’re also buying the neighbourhood.

To get a good sense of the neighbourhood and surrounding community you’re considering, visit the area on different days of the week and at different times of the day.  This will help you to determine both car and pedestrian traffic patterns, especially if you’re looking in a heavily schooled area. Talk to residents – they’re a wealth of knowledge about area amenities and community spirit, read the local newspaper to get up to date on current initiatives and upcoming developments and you might even want to visit the local community center to get an overview of what’s going on in the neighbourhood.

The resale potential of the neighbourhood is important too. Is it an up and coming neighbourhood? Is it in a sought after school district? Or are people leaving and if so, why?

If you’re looking to buy, I can create a report for you, showing the properties listed and sold in your desired neighbourhood and discuss appreciation in property values to help you make an informed decision.

So if you or someone you know is looking to move, call me today and let’s get moving!