BUYER TIPS AND TOOLS
You are not just House Hunting - you are Neighborhood Hunting too! It is important to remember finding a home is not just finding the perfect home at the perfect price. It also includes finding a neighborhood and the local community that will meet you needs and life style.
Before you go make a List. What characteristics are important to you in a neighborhood?. Some of the most obvious things to consider are:
Code of Ethics and
Standards of Practice
REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.
The 2006 Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® is provided HERE
* Commuting time to your employer.
* School quality and cost if a non-Public school is important to you.
*Community demographics (age, education, lifestyle)
* Community institutions that you feel are significant to either be close to or distanced from (e.g., places of worship, shopping centers, public transportation, entertainment.
* Population density and area type such as if you want a more urban,suburban, rural feel to your community.
*Is there too much traffic or too much noise?
*Do you see signs of people improving or remodeling their homes?