When looking at homes there’s one thing you should absolutely do:
Talk to the neighbors
I know I may be asking a lot, but hear me out. Neighbors are a valuable asset in your homebuying journey. So helpful that I suggest that you have something on hand to take notes with.
Neighbors Know Thing
When I talked to the neighbors, I started with the same three questions:
How’s the street noise?
Are there any parking issues?
Are there any issues/problems with other neighbors?
Those questions often led to great conversations.
Neighbors Look Out
Something I appreciate about my neighbors is that they look out for you out of genuine concern.
If I get packages while I’m not at home, one of my neighbors will call to let me know that I have a box at my door. She doesn’t have to do that and I don’t take that for granted.
When we get ice/snow here, I and a couple of neighbors are out shoveling the walkways and vehicles of elderly neighbors on the block.
If you think that homeownership is a solo journey, guess again.
Until next time,