Asking these questions will ensure you find a perfect home in a great neighborhood.

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Finding a new home can be a thrill, though you don’t want to get too caught up in the excitement and make a bad decision! There are four important questions you need to ask when hunting for the perfect home:

1. What is the neighborhood like?
Visit during different times and pay attention to traffic, noise levels, and other changes that may occur throughout the day.

2. How are the schools? Homes located near schools are more insulated from downturns in the market; there’s always a demand for these homes.

“Finding a new home can be a thrill.”

3. What are the utilities like? Look into how much the electric bill costs and whether solar power is available. Find out about the water bill as well, especially if there will be a lot of landscaping involved.


4. Does the house need any repairs? You want to be aware of any replacements that may be needed, such as roofs, water heaters, furnaces, and other costly purchases. You’ll be better able to budget for what needs to be fixed in the future.


If you have any questions or would like some more information, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you.


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