Important Things to Consider When Buying a Home

I’ve lived in Valencia (AKA “Awesometown”) for 8 years, and have been a Santa Clarita resident for over 30 years. I know this place well, and have seen it grow in so many great ways.

When you’re looking for a place to buy a home, where should you buy?

Some things to consider:

Family-Oriented
Especially if you are settling down to raise a family, or already have children, a great family friendly neighborhood is always a great choice.

Safety
Thinking along safety lines goes beyond whether the neighborhood is relatively safe from crime (Although we all want that). Where is the home located? On a busy street, or a quiet cul-de-sac? When looking at individual homes, don’t overlook the safety (or non-safety) features of the home. Are windows and doors secured. Do any of them open easily, especially from the outside. Can windows or doors be jimmied open or easily broken into?

Privacy
As they say, “Good fences make good neighbors.” No matter how friendly your neighbors are, it is still good to have a little privacy. When looking at homes for sale, can you easily see into the neighbor’s yard or home? Can they see into the home as well?

Value
This obviously is the most important. Here comes another quote: “Buy a home for the things you can change, not for the things you can’t.” You can always remodel, repaint, or re-landscape a home to your heart’s desire, but you can’t move it from a busy street corner, or away from those hideous power lines overhead, or away from the freeway noise, etc. If you are buying a home to live in, think long-term and imagine what the area will be like in five years, ten years, or even twenty years. Changes in the surroundings may have an impact on the overall value of the home. Ask me about any pending construction, zoning changes, etc. when I’m showing you property. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.

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