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4 Things Outside the House to Consider Before Buying

4 Things Outside the House to Consider Before Buying

When it comes to buying a home in Richmond Hill, real estate brokers will tell you it’s about more than just the house. Not taking into account things like schools or neighbors can lead to buyers’ remorse and unnecessary stress. Here are a few things you should absolutely consider outside of the home before buying a house!


School District

This doesn’t apply to everyone, but if you have kids or are planning on having kids it’s a good idea to research what school district the house you’re looking to buy is in. Check how well it’s rated, how close it is, and if possible, ask a few locals who have kids what they think of it. Buying a house in a good school district, even if you don’t have kids, will also add home value and appeal to future buyers if you ever sell.


Neighbors and Neighborhood

You can change a lot inside of the home, but you can’t change location. Do a drive through the neighborhood at various times of the day to see how you like it. Is it noisy? Is there a lot of traffic? These are all things that are best to know beforehand. Don’t forget to ask the sellers about the neighbors too. Inconsiderate neighbors can make even the most beautiful house suddenly feel unwelcome.


Work Commute

Most people in the GTA commute to work. It’s a good idea to do a few test runs to see how long your work commute will be from the new house. Things like bus stops, schools nearby, or construction could add time to that trip that Google Maps doesn’t account for.


Local Amenities

Before purchasing a house, real estate agents recommend you map out where the closest amenities are. Check to see how close you are to things like the post office, grocery store, and hospital. It’s a small thing, but having to go thirty minutes out of your day just to grab groceries can really make life hard.


Contact us if you have any questions, or if you need help buying or selling your Richmond Hill home!


Derek Li Group

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