A Neighborhood Checklist

Select a Neighborhood That Will Increase  the Value of Your Home
When you visit the street where you are looks to buy a new home:

  • Walk around and check out the neighborhood in person.
  • Talk to people who live there.
  • Drive around at different times of the day and on different weekdays as well as the weekend.
  • Notice other home and yards and see how well they are maintained.
  • Look for quick access chopping areas and freeways.
  • Listen for noise from the street, local shops, highways, schools and recreation areas.
  • Check with local business people or public service groups to find information about the area.
  • Notice distance to quality schools, neighborhood parks, theaters, restaurants and downtown districts.

If everything meets your expectations…you will have more peace of mind before you buy.