- March 28, 2007 at 3:29 pm #239712
Very important! Check out the school districts in the area you plan
to buy in. We bought our last home 12 years ago.
I made a list of
what we wanted 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, trees. Well
this house fit everything on the list. One problem, I wasn’t real
specific about the kitchen. We are still in the process of
remodeling our home, because the kitchen really wasn’t functional for
At the time we had 3 kids and were expecting. I went on to have
2 more and ‘adopt’ another.
When we were sure this was the home we wanted, I introduced myself to
the neighbors behind us, beside us and across the street from us. I
asked their opinion of the area and the local schools. Some had kids
in school and some of them had kids no longer in school.
I would never move anywhere that I couldn’t at least meet my
prospective neighbors. A good part of your happiness in your new
home will be all about the neighbors, especially if you have kids or
plan to have kids. You can also check online to find out about sex
offenders already living in your neighborhood.
A friend of mine
didn’t and moved in right between 2. She didn’t find out until one
neighbor was arrested for a repeat offense.
Drive through the neighborhood at various times of the day. Do the
people that live there feel secure enough to let their children play
in the front yards? In my neighborhood we are, in fact most of us
are ‘porch sitters’.
We have a nice mix of ages, from retired and in
their 80’s to newly married.
Jill, pam of djoe/army/fob speicher, iraq
josh/marine reserves/broken arrow, ok
5 other wonderful children and
3 precious grandchildren!
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