Regardless of why you’ve decided to move, one of the most important factors to consider before choosing your new home has nothing to do with the number of bathrooms or even the size of the master bedroom. Your number one priority can be summed up in a single word: location. Even the most objectively-perfect home in the world ultimately won’t give you what you need if it’s located in an area you don’t want to live to begin with.
To help narrow down the perfect location for your next home, ask yourself the following questions:
- What kind of climate am I the most comfortable living in?
- Would I be happier with a large amount of land, or would a small front yard do just fine?
- What are my priorities regarding school districts?
- How close do I need to be to major attractions and other points of interest?
- How important is transportation? Am I going to be utilizing public transportation, or will I be getting around with my car?
- What are my needs today versus what I expect my needs to be ten years from now?
If you can decide what you’re looking for as far as location goes BEFORE you dive into your property search, it’ll immediately narrow down your options and make the process of actually finding that ideal home easier than ever.
To better illustrate these points, let’s consider an area as diverse as Atlanta. Oakleigh Pointe, a community that offers resort-style amenities like an Olympic sized swimming pool, water slides, tennis courts and more. In this case, the property IS the location. Sweetwater Landing, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to live in a quaint and quiet town that is still just a short commute away from downtown Atlanta proper. Hamilton Pointe is another option in the area, which blends a modern sensibility with the quiet suburban life you might enjoy. Jubilee, Madison Park at Newnan Lakes and The Lakes at Franklin Goldmine also offer similar environments.
The takeaway from this is that each community offers a bit of a different experience based on location, so only by really deciding what you want ahead of time will you be in the best possible position to find what you need.
If you’d like to find out more information about choosing the perfect location for your next home, take a tour in one of our beautifully, decorated models, or if you’d like to get other answers to your important real estate and financial questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.