You’ve probably heard it before – location, location, location. One word has never been more important when you’re searching for real estate in the Dallas area. If your dream is to own a home in the Flower Mound, Frisco, or Highland Village areas, it’s important to realize that there are some things you can change, and some things you can’t.
As dedicated Flower Mound real estate agents, we want to help you find that home that “fits” your wish list. Here are a few tips.
Know why it’s important to know all about the community you are considering – the schools, resale value of homes, capital appreciation, security, etc. Learn all you can about the neighborhood.
Keep in mind that you can change the home, but you can’t change the location. If the neighborhood is perfect but the home is nearly perfect, keep in mind you can do much to change a home. Painting, landscaping the yard, adding a deck, renovating the kitchen – these are fairly simple fixes.
Know what you want in a neighborhood – make a plan. What is important to you in a community? Do you desire the best schools, easy access to recreational and social activities, or abundant public transportation? Knowing the criteria most important to you and your family will help you quickly rule out those neighborhoods that may not be satisfactory.
Make good use of the abundance of online tools available today. Google Maps or a Map Search for a home is a great way to see how close certain communities are to schools, transportation, shopping, and other conveniences that may be important to you. Sites like Zillow and Trulia also provide in-depth data about the various neighborhoods in the Dallas area, even the crime rate, quality of schools, and more.
Once you find the neighborhoods that look most inviting to you and meet your criteria, take the time to go explore these communities for yourself so that you can see in person what you may experience if you choose to buy a home there. Use the weekends to your advantage, and have a fun time exploring all of the great neighborhoods in North Texas!
At Team Nelson, our Dallas realtors are dedicated to helping buyers find the right home, in the right location. Let us help with your home search! Give us a call today.