Searching for the best place to call home in Tulsa can be made easier with the right real estate professional. After you’ve been pre-qualified for a loan, you can begin searching the Tulsa area at full speed. The area in which you live will dictate your whole way of life, like walking to a nearby park with your children, knowing the other children your kids will attend school with and being close to restaurants and shopping for convenience. These are all pluses to knowing you will appreciate your new home and neighborhood at a healthy rate.
One way to help find the perfect neighborhood is to get in the car and explore it, especially if you’re not familiar with the area. A good Realtor® will be able to tell you about the strong points and the weaknesses of specific neighborhoods you may be looking at.
Some questions to ask your Realtor® when looking for the perfect neighborhood are:
√What are the crime statistics? No one wants to live in a neighborhood when homes are broken into often. There are websites that provide you with information on such problems. Or, you can visit the local police department, which is the best way to get the most information.
√What is the school district like? Even if you don’t have school age children this will be important in the future when you want to sell your home.
√Are the schools in walking distance?
√Do you want to be close to shopping areas?
√Do you want to be in an area with public transportation?
√Do you want to be in close range of restaurants and parks?
Remember a home is not just an investment when you have a family. You’ll have to consider how many bedrooms you’ll need, if an attached garage is needed and you’ll want to consider the community first.
All of these are important things to consider when you have a family and you’re looking for the perfect neighborhood.