Top 5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Where to Live

Deciding Where to Live

Buying a new luxury home is a prodigious investment, and we want to make sure you’re fully confident and satisfied from beginning to end. Before you start your search, our Realtors at Walt Danley have crafted a list of factors to consider when deciding where to live.

1). Real Estate Value

If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to conduct significant research before making any major decision. With real estate constantly changing, here’s what you’ll want to begin investigating when deciding where to settle down.

Start by visiting our website to learn more about the most recent market analysis.

2). Neighborhood Priorities

For most people, the house itself is their main focus when searching for a suitable place to live. It’s important to have a home that fits your needs – for example, having a large back patio for social events. It’s also important to note the type of neighborhood you prefer. Do you want to live close to your neighbors, or do you prefer more distance? Are you in an active community right now? Keep in mind, some neighbors prefer keeping to themselves and wish to be undisturbed. Take these factors into consideration when choosing a neighborhood that is right for you and your family.

3). Education System

If you have children who attend school, it’s likely that finding a good school district is at the top of your priority list. Even if you don’t have children, houses in a sought-after school district hold their value quite well compared to those in underperforming districts. You can search for schools ahead of time by visiting GreatSchools.org.

4). Entertainment and Social Scene

Consider what you like to do for fun before choosing a place to live. Do you prefer a scenic hike, or a night out on the town? If your home base is miles away from civilization, you may want to rethink your living situation. Also, keep in mind how far away from close friends and family you are comfortable being.

5). Travel Time

Will you be working closer to home, or moving further away? Studies have shown that a long commute to and from work has a negative impact on your overall well-being. You may also want to consider how close the airport is, if you travel often. If the drive haunts you before you grab the keys, ask yourself if it’s worth it. Same goes with your health. If you need regular medical care, look for a home that is near a good hospital to avoid any added stress.

After you’ve gathered ideas of what’s important to you, give Walt Danley Realty a call at 480-991-2050. We’d be glad to help you find the perfect home in the right location.