Is there a best way to go about choosing the location for your new home? Whereas the purchase of a new home is a very individual undertaking, there are a few tips that we can offer to help you in your endeavor. Every New Jersey area differs slightly. Various aspects go into your comparison of New Jersey areas and how they will serve you or your family.
This isn’t so much about specific cities or towns, as much as it is about area characteristics. Let’s take a look at how to choose a New Jersey house, lot, street, community, and so on.
Location, Location, Location
Why does the location of your new home matter so much? The answer is, because a major influence on your life is defined by the location of your property. If that’s not enough, just day-to-day convenience should figure in significantly. How close is your place of work going to be to your chosen neighborhood? After all, you’re going to be making that drive, likely, on a daily basis.
Drive through the neighborhoods that surround your workplace to get a feel for them.
While You’re Driving Around…
As you drive through the neighborhoods near work, in addition to measuring the distance to and from your job, check out what makes the neighborhoods attractive to you (or your family): parks, amenities, bodies of water, bustling cities, or laid-back countryside.
Quadrant Versus Lifestyle
Your lifestyle will be best suited by certain quadrants. So that once you pick your city, take these into consideration to determine which quadrant is best for you:
- proximity to family, friends, and amenities
- major roadway access
- school availability and quality
One quadrant will, more likely than not, contain several types of communities. While driving around a specific quadrant, evaluate the most common types of properties:
- In order to purchase a home here, what kind of budget will you need?
- What is catered to – mature homes or young families?
- Are there back alleys present?
- Are most of the garagees attached or detached?
- What are the most popular styles of houses?
Where Is Your Street Located?
The location of your street and its actual layout can end up mattering more than you might think. Don’t overlook this aspect as it can affect the enjoyment of your new home. Streets differ in the following ways:
- Traffic Signs
- Proximity to Exits and Entrances
- Busy Roads versus Cul-De-Sacs
- Street Width
- Availability of Parking
The Difference a Lot Can Make
The location of your lot will determine what way your house faces, in all probability. This can have an effect on how much you enjoy your backyard, the upkeep involved, utility costs, and more. Your choice of lot will also determine your choice of neighbors (if neighbors currently exist).
The Quality of the Home
Lastly, check the quality of the interior and exterior of a home before you purchase it. Never turn down the opportunity to have your potential new home inspected. Choosing a community, city, lot, and overall location is essential but the quality of your home is crucial as well.
New Jersey is one of the best places in the nation in which to buy a home. Its many benefits attract people from all over the world. If you are interested in purchasing a home in the New Jersey area, make contacting NJ Lux Real Estate one of the first things on your to do list. You’ll be glad you did.