Narrowing Your Home Search: Consider Adjacencies

If you are in the middle of your home search, it can be difficult to make a final decision. A lot of people simply focus on the home itself when making a decision, but it can be as important to consider what is around the home. You may be able to narrow down your home search once you consider what is adjacent to the properties that interest you.

Although commercial buildings near your home may be convenient, if you are looking for a single-family home, having too many commercial buildings close by could be a reason to look at a different property. Realtor Susan Gregory with Parks Realty says, “Commercial buildings can be a negative aspect for residential homes.” A lot of commercial buildings can cause a lot of noise and hustle and bustle that might not be perfect for residential living. Busy roads may also create a lot of excess noise that may disturb the peace of a residential home. Being close to an interstate or highway could also bring a lot of extra traffic into the area.

Things like railroad tracks and power lines can also be another drawback . Susan Gregory says, “Things like railroad tracks and power lines can bother some buyers and not others.” It is important to make sure that you are comfortable with living next to industrial factors such as these when you are narrowing down the choice of your future home.

The factors that are adjacent to a property are just as important as the home itself. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the things around a property when you are looking for a home. If you cannot choose between a few properties, try to compare all of the adjacencies to find the perfect home for you and your family.

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