So you’re in the market to buy a home? Congratulations! You’re probably already overwhelmed by decisions: Colonial or ranch style? Stucco or stone? One or two story? Carpet or parquet flooring?
And that’s not even including one of the most important factors in any new home purchase: location, location, location.
It might not be everything, but it’s almost everything. It will determine your commute, impact your social life, shape your children’s education and affect a host of other aspects in your life.
Depending on your city, you probably have your own dream neighborhoods and avoidable boroughs. But in case you don’t—or if you want a bit more guidance as you do research—the folks at ABODO put together a handy checklist of things to look for (and avoid) as you examine possible locations for your new house. Every day, they help thousands of people find the perfect place—in the perfect spot—for their needs. Here is what they recommend considering.