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Dallas Real Estate – Choose A Neighborhood

Buying a Home

How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search

Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. Your local REALTOR® can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search for the perfect Dallas real estate.

When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be more important considerations than others:

  • quality of schools
  • property values
  • traffic
  • crime rate
  • future construction
  • proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, prisons, freeways, airports, beaches, parks, stadiums and cultural centers such as museums and theaters

Neighborhood Search Strategies for Limited Budgets

If you’re a first time-buyer with limited financial resources, it’s wise to buy a home that meets your primary needs in the best neighborhood that fits within your price range. You can maximize your home purchase location by incorporating some of the following strategies into your neighborhood search:

  • Upcoming neighborhoods: Look for communities that are likely to become “hot neighborhoods” in the coming years. They can often be discovered on the periphery of the most continuously desirable areas. Check for planned future development such as additional transit; new community services such as pools and theatres; and chain stores planning to move in.
    Look for a home in a good neighborhood that is a bit farther out of the city. If commuting is a concern, purchase a home that is close to public transportation.
  • Neighborhood demand: Look at the neighborhood demand by asking your real estate agent whether multiple offers are being made, whether the gap between the list price and sale price is decreasing and whether there is active community involvement. You can also drive around neighborhoods and see how many "sale pending" and "sold" signs there are in a particular area.
  • Co-ownership: Look into purchasing a condominium or co-op, rather than a house, in a desirable neighborhood. This way you still may be able to purchase in a prime area that you otherwise could not afford.

What People Are Saying

  • The entire experience with the Nelson Team was seamless! They got us top dollar for our home while saving us money! What is not to love? We were incredibly impressed and we WILL be working with them in the future!

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    ericaeamiguel1234
    12/11/2018

    Bill and his team were of the highest cut of the profession working tirelessly to get the sale and make us comfortable about everything. They went extremely above and beyond the call making us feel very comfortable they had it. They are top notch

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    Joe Kleinkort
    12/11/2018

    Team Nelson was the most responsive, professional, and personable aspect of the entire moving process. Each member involved in our transaction set all details in place like clockwork. Every every question or concern of ours, document revision and signing, scheduling of meetings and closings was...

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    max61ahs
    6/20/2018
  • Incredibly professional realtors that really care about their clients. They go to extreme measures to find the right house for their clients and are experts in the areas where they operate ensuring max value, whether you are buying, selling or both. Cannot recommend them enough!

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    Scott Schaper
    12/11/2018

    What more can you say about a team who goes much more than the extra mile? Actually knowing their customer and what they are looking for is an approach not often seen in the market. Their team approach is also very relevant in their sharing of data, information and overall approach to customer satisfaction. One also has to mention their knowledge of the area and market to sum up a fantastic buying experience.

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    Will Starnes
    4/11/2019

    My husband and I were relocating to Colorado and were very unfamiliar with Denver. We're thrilled we got in touch with Zac because he made the process the easiest it could ever possibly be. We've purchased 2 homes in California before, and this was the easiest process. He was amazing with learning what we were looking for in a home, visiting the homes and sending us video walk-through tours while we were still out of town, and helped us find & close on the home of our dreams! Throughout the process, he was extremely responsive & easy to get ahold of, thoroughly answered all of our questions, and provided us great advice. The rest of his team that help with all the escrow and closing logistics were equally as helpful. On top of it all, they are just good, friendly people that are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them!!

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    Devon Gardner
    8/11/2019
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