6. Hire a local agent
If you’re interested in owning a home in a specific area, connect with a local real estate agent that is familiar with that area. He or she will have invaluable experience and knowledge about the neighborhood and local matters such as schools, new developments, and any issues.
7. Assess your preferred neighborhood
A neighborhood may be beautiful on the outside, but it is highly recommended to actually find out more about it before deciding whether it’s for you. Assess your preferred neighborhood by visiting it at different times, such as the weekends, late evenings, and rush hour. This will provide you with valuable information on a variety of factors such as traffic conditions, safety, proximity to grocery stores, and more.