Alan Harris


Location, Location, Location

We’ve heard it a million times but “Location, location, location” is still the most important mantra when it comes to real estate. Asides from affecting your new home’s current and future value, where you buy will greatly influence your lifestyle.

As a homebuyer, it would bring loads of convenience for you and your real estate agent if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Your agent will be able to conduct a more targeted home search based on your needs and wants in a specific location. Of course, it would be best to choose an agent that is knowledgeable about growth trends and projections that could affect your investment. The length of time you plan to live in the home should be taken into consideration as well.

Here's a checklist of items you should consider and communicate to your chosen real estate agent. 

  • Urban, suburban or rural
  • Desirable neighborhoods
  • School districts
  • Health care facilities
  • Proximity to the airport
  • Proximity to restaurants and retail stores
  • Parks and recreation
  • Commute time
  • Access to public transportation
  • Access to major highways and thoroughfares