Does the Area Have What You Want?

Monday Jul 01st, 2019

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Imagine going to a restaurant with your family for dinner. You're planning on ordering a nice pasta and salad. Your heart is set on it. But, after you go to the trouble of driving there and getting a table, you discover that pasta is not on the menu.
 
That’s disappointing!
 
Of course, it’s only a meal. You can go somewhere else next time. But, what if the same scenario played out once you had moved into a new neighbourhood? Imagine you were counting on public transit being in easy walking distance, but discovered the nearest stop is four blocks away. Argh!
 
That's why it's important to ensure a neighbourhood has the characteristics you want — before you make an offer on a home you like. 
 
Think about what you want most in a neighbourhood. Consider work, commuting, schools, playgrounds, noise level, walking and cycling, hobbies, shopping, entertainment, etc.
 
If there is a neighbourhood feature that is very important to you, check it out for yourself. For example, if easy access to a main highway is desirable for commuting, take the route for a test drive. 
 
You can get a lot of information on a neighbourhood through the listed property's description and MLS listing. 
 
Want more in-depth insights into an area you're considering? We have that information. Call us today.


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