FIVE FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME

1

THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY

Pay attention to potential problem areas such as cracked foundations, roof conditions, age of appliances, slouching or uneven walls, etc.

2

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Drive through the town and check parks, gyms and community events around the town. Also, look for financial clues such as foreclosures, unkempt parks, littered streets, etc.

3

SCHOOL

If you have children, access to quality education is important. Make sure the local schools meet your standards.

4

TRANSPORTATION

Consider your commute. Will you need access to major highways? If you do not have a car, be sure to check the coverage of public transportation in the local area.

5

BUSINESSES

Make sure businesses you'll be frequenting such as a bank, grocery store, or pharmacy are within a feasible distance from your prospective home.