If you’ve ever watched any home buying and selling shows, you’ve likely noticed that not only is the home itself featured as part of the sale but also the neighborhood. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, keep in mind some of these neighborhood features in mind when choosing the right location for you
Keeping the green
One thing that appeals to a lot of home buyers is the condition of the trees and grass in the area. If you live in an area with an abundance of healthy and tall trees, you likely know the added beauty that’s showcased. Maintaining a healthy, green lawn also adds to the dream a buyer may have of living in an ideal neighborhood. What this tells the buyer is that outward quality is what is valued in the community. This is a must-have in neighborhood features.
One of the nice things people often look for when choosing a place to live is how close different grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks, theaters, and other nice conveniences are to where you live. Having the peace of mind knowing one can easily leave their home and take a quick trip to the store or have a nice dinner out with their spouse adds bonus points to living in a particular home. If you’re a home buyer, this will likely appeal to you; if you’re looking to sell your home, consider including this as part of the positives for buying your home.
Living in a community with amenities isn’t just pleasant for those who live in an apartment complex or a condominium; it also applies to practically any neighborhood you look to move into. Perhaps your neighborhood has a community pool or park. Maybe there’s a popular hiking trail or fitness certain that is often frequented. These types of amenities add convenience to living in a good neighborhood.
It goes without saying that living in a friendly neighborhood where people get along and occasionally participate in community activities adds some comfort to living in a dream home. Try finding out from either your real estate agent or the person you’re potentially buying a house from on what to expect from the friendliness of neighbors. Perhaps they have a monthly cookout or participate in some fun activity at the local park. Being able to not only get along with neighbors but even potentially make new friends can make you want to stay longer in the home you do buy.
Planning on selling? Neighborhood features can really affect the ability to sell a house fast. Everett real estate sellers and those in Snohomish County, contact my office today. I can offer specific tips on staging and prepping your home for sale and help you price accordingly.
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