Are you thinking about buying a new home in Raleigh, Cary or elsewhere in the Triangle area? One of the major factors in your real estate buying decision is in choosing the community that best suits your needs. In today’s blog post we’ll share three reasons why location is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when buying your next piece of Raleigh real estate.
Your Location Will Impact Your Quality of Life
If you asked yourself “where do I see myself in five years” – could you picture what your future looks like? Buying a home is a major investment – especially if you’re buying for the first-time – and one that you’ll likely want to hang on to for the foreseeable future. As you might imagine, the desires of a single young professional working in the Research Triangle are going to be far different than those of someone who is a few short years from retirement. Make a short list of the amenities around your home – bars, restaurants, fitness facilities, golf courses and anything else that you use on a regular basis. Are these the same amenities that you can picture yourself taking advantage of in five or ten years?
In short, you’ll want to try to envision the future as much as possible prior to choosing the location of your new home. Your quality of life will be significantly impacted if you buy a home that leaves you with an hour-long commute to work each day.
If You Have Children, Location Will Be a Major Consideration
If you have a family or are planning on having children in the future, their needs will factor in to your decision as well. You’ll want to choose a family-friendly community with quality schools within walking distance so that you’re not trying to commute your children back and forth each day. You may also be more interested in a suburban community like Cary or Apex with a slower pace and more expansive green spaces so that your kids have areas to play as they’re growing up.
Your Location Will Affect Your Resale Value
As you will want to retain the option of selling your home in the future, you’ll want to ensure that you buy in an area that is on the way “up” in regards to property values and popularity with home buyers. This will protect your investment and give you the best possible chance at seeing a high return if you do decide to sell. Our team can advise you on up-and-coming communities in the local area.
Still Having Trouble Picking the Best Spot? Contact Us
If you’re struggling with the best community or neighborhood in which to buy your new home, we’re happy to answer questions and share our experience to help you come to a decision. Contact Raleigh Cary Realty today at (919) 439-0965 or by email on our contact form and we can schedule a consultation with one of our local real estate experts at a time that works for you.