Choosing a location is a critical factor when shopping for a new home. After all, a home with everything you need – but in the wrong location—is still not likely going to feel like the right home.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing a location:
How easy will it be for you or your partner to get to work? What are the commuting costs and if there is local transit?
Where will your children go to school? How will they get there?-
Do you want to live in the city, a town or the countryside?
How close would you like to be to family and friends?
Do you need a safe walking area, or recreational facility, such as a park nearby?
Is it close to local amenities like the grocery store?