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Neighborhood is top factor in choosing a new home

May 3, 2013

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There’s a lot of talk about neighborhoods these days.  Folks want to be a part of a community.   When it comes to the clients that I work with, most agree – neighborhood matters.

In the California Association of Realtors Home Buyers Survey in 2012,  close to half of the those who participated in the survey indicated that  “neighborhood” was the top criteria in selecting a new home.  “Good price” and “home features” were important but clearly, people want a sense of belonging to a community.

What constitutes a “neighborhood”?  What does it mean to you?  Often people will want a ‘walkable’ community.  With increasing interest in health and environmental concerns, clients are opting to choose neighborhoods that allow them to rely less on their cars.   The traditional factors – safety and good schools – are still part of the equation but there’s more wiggle room with the increasing emphasis on the character of the neighborhood.

So, it’s important to find a San Diego neighborhood that suits you.  Older vs. newer?  Urban vs. suburban?   Explore the diverse communities around where you live and learn about what they have to offer.

If you or someone you know is interested in buying residential property,  please don’t hesitate to contact me.  My knowledge of San Diego neighborhoods can better assist you find the property you’re looking to buy.

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