When you are considering buying real estate, particularly your personal residence, one of the most critical things is to choose the right neighbourhood for you and your family. It is not that one neighbourhood is so horrible that nobody would want to live there. Instead, it is a matter of buying real estate in a neighbourhood that meets or exceeds your current needs and potential future ones, as well.
When buying real estate, you need to consider various things about neighbourhoods. Consider whether you desire something in town or on the outskirts. Do you want to be at the heart of everything going on, or can you handle commuting to the things you want and love to do? Both in town and the outskirts have much to offer, so you have to decide what matters most to you.
Your budget is going to be a big factor when making the decision about the general area in which buying real estate is feasible. Consider both your budget for the initial purchase, as well as your budget for commuting costs. For example, moving farther away from your employment to buy real estate that costs less may not be a great idea, as those savings will likely eaten up pretty quickly in fuel and transportation costs. Do the math to make sure it makes sense.
Consider not just how you live now, but what your future plans might be. It might be fine buying real estate that is not close to a school or city park when you are single or a young couple, but if you plan to have a family later, you might want those things to be more convenient.
The bottom line is that location and neighbourhood features are very important when buying real estate. If you need more information and would like assistance in fine-tuning your plans, call us at the offices of Ian Hawkins & Cindy Ryerse. We have helped thousands of buyers like you find the right neighbourhood in the Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Georgian Triangle and Wasaga Beach areas. We can point you in the right direction for buying real estate that will suit your needs.