Although location has a significant impact on housing prices, you may want to consider if perhaps those increased costs are worth it. Conversely, a homes location may be having a negative impact on the house’s value, but it may have a positive impact on how you view the home. Since your new home is likely where you are planning to live for a significant period of time, this is one aspect that needs to be analyzed in depth before deciding whether or not to make the purchase of a new home.
The personality of the neighborhood can vary significantly depending on where the house is located. Are you looking for more of an inner-city setting? Would you rather be amongst families or with a young college crowd? Do you want to be remote from people in a very quiet, secluded setting? The general personality of those you are surrounding yourself with is a very important thing to consider when buying a home.
How far the commute will be to and from your job is also an important consideration. You may enjoy where you live, but if you have to commute more than an hour each way, it may not be worth it to you. However, perhaps it would still be worth it because you love the house’s location so much that you are willing to sacrifice that time on the road in order to live there.
Do you run or bike regularly? If so, you will likely want to live somewhere that is close to trails and parks. Those who are long-distance runners and bikers may want to also ensure that they live close to longer trails and quiet woods or farmland in order to lose themselves in their thoughts while on the run or ride.
If you are a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, and are looking for the best location to live in, contact a real estate agent at Henderson Properties today!