Article 5 I Want To Buy A House Now What

Dated: September 30 2020

Views: 97

Buying a home is an investment in a neighborhood as well as a house. In fact, the character and amenities of the neighborhood may be just as important to the property value as the house itself. No matter what kind of neighborhood you’re looking for, it's important to know its history and future when you decide to buy. Here are some important things that need to be researched:

1. Recent sales – What are the current trends, are homes selling quickly, have home values been increasing at the same rate as other neighborhoods in the area.

2. Homes now for sale – What homes are listed in the area, and are they listed above past sales? Have the values have become stagnant, this may be an indication of the neighborhood becoming less desirable to buyers.

3. Home appreciation – Historical data on sales gives the best indicator of a neighborhood's potential. Are homes appreciating at 3%, 5%, 10% or higher every year?

4. Schools – School scores and district boundaries are very important to research before moving into a neighborhood. The closest school is not always in your district, and school scores reveal if a neighborhood is invested in the schools' success.

5. Crime – Get the hard facts about any problems in the neighborhood -- don't depend on anecdotal information.Image title

6. Demographics and growth – Find out how the area is growing and changing.

7. Community – Learn about neighborhood features, such as public schools, shopping areas, parks, commuting options and more.

I can help provide you with all this information. Please give me a call or email me any questions you have. You’ll find that the more you know about the neighborhood or area you’re considering, the easier it will be to narrow your search for your new home.

If you have more questions about buying a home for the first time, please feel free to call or email me directly at:

Keith Lipari

717-921-4514 (cell)

717-591-5555 (office)

Blog author image

Keith Lipari

Who you work with matters. The Lipari Group is a Real Estate team dedicated to providing our customers with the perfect blend of expert experience, market knowledge, and a client-focused mentality. We....

Latest Blog Posts

No, you do not have to leave negotiating room when pricing your home for sale

Home Sellers Myth: “Negotiating Room”Often we hear this sellers myth about negotiating room when they determine a list price. They ask “How much negotiating room should I leave

Read More


SHOULD I HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT?Five reasons you should consider hiring a real estate agent to buy or sell a home...Real estate has been a hot topic across the U.S. and Canada in recent years,

Read More

Why right now might be the perfect time to sell your home

An old rule of thumb in real estate is to wait until the flowers start blooming to put a house on the market. There are sound reasons behind that. Spring is the time of the year when

Read More