Finding Your Home: What's Important To You?
Shopping for a home is not just about the house itself but also the lifestyle of the community that surrounds it. It’s important to consider these features when shopping for your next home:
School Districts & Education
Whether you're looking at education for your children or yourself, you will want to be aware of the reputation of the schools around you. Real estate agents can guide you to resources to learn more about the options in your area.
Recreation & Relaxation
Love sports, hiking trails or even the beach? Many home buyers will seek out communities that incorporate opportunities to engage in the recreation that they most enjoy.
Art & Culture
Does art and theater hold a dear place in your heart? From large museums to small artist workshops, many communities have art guilds and other organizations to find everything that you will need to feel at home. For education on local heritage, be sure to check out local history museums, too.
Public Transportation Options
Using public transportation is not just a great way to save money on the cost of owning an automobile and parking—in some areas, it is a necessity. In larger urban areas, some employers will even assist in the costs of public transportation to get to and from work.
These are just a few of the considerations you should take into account when selecting your new home. If you ever have any questions about the mortgage loan and home buying process, don’t hesitate to contact your credit union or loan officer. We’re here to assist you every step of the way!