It’s time to spread your wings. Time to fly from the nest you once called home and find your own. Whether you are moving for school, work, or simply just to have an adventure, it’s a big deal! You’ll have to learn how to maintain a home, shop for groceries, and did you know that Wifi costs actual money?
Chances are that one of your many firsts in moving out on your own will be finding a home to live in! It can be rather daunting when you look at all the options, percentages, prices, and glamour of it all. However, fear not!
A realtor is your ‘in’ into the world of real estate. Your agent wants to help you find the perfect beginners property, so utilize them to the full extent of their abilities!
To help aid the process, we have come up with a list of the top five things you should look for in a neighborhood when you are fleeing the nest and finding your own.
1). Look for a place near essentials such as a supermarket and a gas station! If your car breaks down, or won’t start in the -40 weather us Canadians love so much, you won’t be stranded! Having places nearby that you can walk to or take the bus to is convenient and will be an excellent resource in times of need.
2). Look for a reasonably priced home whose monthly costs won’t fluctuate too much! Chances are if you are brand new to living on your own, you are on a fixed income. Don’t be embarrassed by this—talk to your real estate agent! Consistency is key.
3). Look for a property in a nice area of town! While you don’t have to buy into the most expensive part of town, find a nice area with low crime rates! Especially if you are living on your own.
4). Moving is a lot of work. Find somewhere you can see yourself realistically staying for a long time. Get settled! Hang things on the wall! Enjoy the adventure.
5). We cannot stress this enough: TALK TO YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT! They will help place you in the perfect home in the perfect area at the perfect price for you! Communicate what you want and be honest!
We hope these helps! Enjoy flying from the nest and finding your own!
Your Real Estate Professional,