Moving can be a very stressful time. Regardless of whether you are moving across the country or across the city, adjusting to a new area can be challenging. Simply learning where to buy groceries or find great sushi can add to the sense of unfamiliarity you feel in a new location.
Moving to Charlotte? Is your job relocating you to Charlotte? Our team can help! In the meantime, keep the following questions in mind to help make the move smoother and the transition easier!
Ask about the nature of the neighborhood/community during all hours and days – Many times home buyers see the home briefly. If they visit during the day,work hours, they might not realize the streets filled with street hockey-playing kids or that there is heavy traffic flow in the evenings. Learn as much as you can about the area in which the home is located.
Ask about amenities, shopping, dining and entertainment. While you’re house hunting, make sure to drive around the community and make sure you have easy access to important lifestyle needs. Gyms, parks,pools, dry cleaners; anything that is critical to the way you like to live.
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Schools – Regardless of whether or not you have children, good schools are important not only to the health of the neighborhood,but also maintaining good property values.
Commute – Ask about local traffic and gauge your commute. A smooth ride on a Saturday morning to-and-from the business district might actually be over an hour during rush hour.
Before you choose a new community, think about what currently contributes to your quality of life. Use your real estate agent and speak to locals while you’re visiting; by asking questions before you relocate, you can ensure your move is smooth and you adjust quickly and easily to your new neighborhood.