You may have found the perfect house, but does it come with the perfect neighbourhood that suits your lifestyle and needs? When choosing a house, you also have to research what kind of neighbourhood it has to make sure you’re a perfect fit for its community and to avoid having a deal-breaker.
Take note of these mistakes to avoid when choosing your new neighbourhood:
1. You’re focusing too much on the amenities
It’s good to live in an area that has it all. But while amenities are a priority, you also have to consider the neighbourhood’s safety, cleanliness, proximity to the centre and roads, and the residents. If a neighbourhood you’re looking into checks all these pointers, then you can consider it a good deal.
2. You’re not doing enough research to cover your future
That neighbourhood may be the talk of the town right now, but what about its future? You may be living alone right now, but what if you want to live with your own family in the years to come or vice versa? Take control of your future by researching the neighbourhood’s social media pages and news articles to have an outlook of its investment prospects, future projects, and lifestyle. Don’t just base on assumptions and hype, research is important so you’re not going to be limited and unsatisfied when the time to move in comes. Not every high-priced neighbourhood is automatically the best choice in the market.
3. You’re not touring the neighbourhood
When visiting your prospect neighbourhood, make sure to talk to the residents and explore every street and corner. This gives you a glimpse of what it’s like to live there every day and how you can live in harmony with your neighbours. Ask about how peaceful it is or their opinions about the area, as well as some events and activities the homeowners association conducts. Look at the type of houses and the spacing between them. Search how close it is to the roads and how many amenities there are nearby.
4. You’re forgetting the financial burdens
Moving to a new neighbourhood has a hefty price so you and your wallet must be financially-prepared for the costs. To prepare yourself, set aside a budget that takes into account the price of your house, taxes, insurance, renovation costs, and personal needs. Before purchasing a house, make a list of your prospects, compare their prices, and weigh the pros and cons of living there.
5. You’re not thinking of your living preferences
Do you want to go rural or urban? Whether you want to be in the centre of vibrant living or away from the hustle and bustle, you have to make sure your neighbourhood fits the kind of life you want. If you want to be in the middle, Perth has suburbs that are near the CBD while making sure you’re having a moment of peace and quiet whenever you go home. In terms of house design, there are suburbs that have their own charm by mixing old and new types of homes.
6. You’re not excited about moving in
Let’s say you’ve already avoided doing the mistakes above, the final step is to be excited about your new life! It’s a big move and you’re up for a new adventure in a new neighbourhood. Be happy that you’re just a moment away from achieving what you’ve been thinking and preparing so hard for.
You’re Not Just Buying a House, You’re Buying a Neighbourhood
Don’t just look into the kind of house you would like to purchase. You also have to consider the surrounding neighbourhood to ensure you can live with peace of mind and satisfaction for the years to come. Remember that you’re going to be living there for a long time so you really have to take everything in consideration to achieve your dream home and community.
Let us help you find your ideal house and neighbourhood in Perth. Get a free consultation from the buyer’s agents at Buying Perth Real Estate. Contact Clive at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (08) 6215 0200 or 0412 926 190.