Wednesday, April 24, 2013
What's in a Town?
We all hear certain things about certain towns; this one has the best school system, that one has high property taxes, and so on. Part of my job is to encourage homebuyers not to let one aspect of a town deter you because it has played over in your head. Look at what fits your lifestyle, budget, and unique needs. Ask yourself these questions: How long will you live there? What ranks highest on your list of priorities? What are you not willing to give up and also what are you willing to live without? Wherever you look, trust me, there are always pros and cons.
I recently found a website called Find your Spot where you can actually take a quiz that will then provide you a tailored list of cities and towns that fit your needs. It also offers reports, job listings, and other town info. It is actually kind of a fun quiz to take and does not bore you with technical questions.
The reality of choosing a new place to live encompasses an incredibly large series of factors, all competing for your attention. In order to be successful in your search, you must determine what is most important to you and your family, do your homework, and then continue to be vigilant in your search until you find the right place to live. It can be intimidating and frustrating at times, but all that effort is worth it in the end once you are settled in your ideal location.
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