Posted 6.19.12 @ 22:45
You’ve found the best house, but is it the right Oakville neighbourhood for you? When you’re looking at homes and having the insides inspected, you’re going to want to look at the neighbourhoods as well. Doing a little research on your end can save you big time; time-wise and financially a few hours spent researching a neighbourhood will help you choose the right Oakville home for you and your family. Here we’re going to go over a few things you can do to make sure a neighbourhood is right for you. Let’s get started!
How Did You Feel at First?
Ask yourself how you felt when you first saw the property. Was it the most fantastic piece of Oakville real estate that you’ve seen to date, or did it make you think that you should keep on moving? Look at the homes around the house. Maybe the house you’re looking at is fantastic while the homes around it leave much to be desired. Remember, this is going to be your home. Do you really want to get stuck somewhere that you don’t feel like you really belong?
Can You See Yourself Here for a Decade?
Canadians on average move ten times in a lifetime; it’s not unreasonable to ask yourself if you can live in this neighbourhood for the next ten years or more. Is this Oakville real estate a step forward or a step backward? Are there places to get your morning coffee and some breakfast? Will you have to go far for medical care for your children if something happens? Can you walk to the store from your house so you can keep fresh vegetables in the house? You want to make sure that you can visualize yourself here for years to come.
Everything Looks Great in the Morning
Does the realtor or seller ask you to only come during certain times of the day? You’re going to want to come in during different times to observe traffic and see how rowdy and congested things can get. You don’t want to move somewhere where construction happens every day in the afternoon. You’re going to want to think about what times of day are going to be important for you, and if you’re going to double your commute time just getting home. If you’re serious about buying an Oakville home for sale make sure that you come during different times of day so you can get a total picture of what is going on with the neighbourhood.
Things to Look For
Get out of your car and walk around the neighbourhood, even if just for a kilometer. Do you see a lot of for rent or for sale signs in this neighbourhood? Is there new development happening here? Are there real reasons that people want to get out? If you see warning signs like this you may want to think twice about buying this property.