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  • Mark Pattison

3 Ways to Find the Perfect Neighborhood

First, decide what you want. Next, find it.

Many house hunters place the highest priority on the house. Buyers often prioritize the number of bedrooms, an upgraded kitchen, a large yard. Don't forget to consider the surroundings when you walk out the front door.

With so much excitement, it is easy to forget to evaluate all parts of a new home. To reduce the chances of neighborhood regret, it is important to do your research on your potential new neighborhood.

Here are some ways to find the right neighborhood:

Focus on the vibe of the neighborhood

The right kind of neighborhood should be on your must-haves list. The Neighborhood should be just as high of a priority as the right number of bedrooms inside of the home. Are you wanting a busy, walkable neighborhood? A safe, family-filled neighborhood?

Do your research online and in person! Walk through the neighborhood, make sure it'ts the right fit for you. The agents at PorchLight are very knowledgeable about the different San Diego neighborhoods and will be a helpful tool when making this match.

Ask Around

When spending some time exploring your potential new neighborhood, strike up conversation! You can get friendly with waiters, baristas, and neighbors. Locals have a great deal of knowledge and personal experiences about the neighborhood. You can find out about things such as street noise, unfriendly neighbors, and social activity through these conversations.

Check out safety and schools

Neighborhood safety and school rankings are important things to consider when finding a home. You can find detailed information on line about crimes around the home, as well as school rankings. We can also help you find this information.

Together, we will find the perfect neighborhood for you and your family.

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