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April 23, 2015

Choosing a Neighborhood: 5 Considerations for First-time Buyers

Homeownership

Five Considerations for First-time Buyers

Your financial house is in order and you're ready to buy your first home. So where do you start looking? According to Zillow, you'll need to consider more than location, location, location. The neighborhood you live in should also fit your individual lifestyle and be within your budget.

Defining your priorities and preferences can help you narrow down your search. Considering these 5 things can help you buy a home that is a good fit, will serve you well and will be a good investment for your future:

  1. Affordability
  2. Neighborhood type
  3. School district
  4. What's next door – or could be
  5. Holdability

Read other posts in our Spring Homebuying series.

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