Congratulations! You are ready to buy your first home! Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade! Could it be time to downsize now that the kids have graduated and moved out of the house? Perhaps, you have had enough of the neighbor’s dog howling at all hours of the night. Bottom line, you have decided to MOVE on.
So, what are some of the factors that you should consider when planning to make a move? Below I have provided a short list of the more common factors (not all-inclusive). I have also listed some online resources to help with your research.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
- Affordability/Cost of Living
- Proximity – family, school, church, employment (commute time)
- Education/Schools – school ratings and performance
- Lifestyle – access to preferred shopping, entertainment, recreational activities
- Culture/Politics/Spiritual – urbanite, suburbanite, rural dweller, conservative or liberal
- Employment Opportunities – health of the local economy and job market
- Crime Rates and Statistics
- Infrastructure/Services – hospitals/medical care, police, fire, airport, ease of parking
- Yard Work – love it (house)/hate it (condo)
Please feel free to contact me for additional information or resources. I would be more than happy to assist you with your next move!