Home Buyer Tip: Drive The Neighborhood
HOME BUYER TIP: If time allows, it's a good idea to drive the neighborhood of the home you're interested in at different times of day prior to making a decision. This will give you an idea of what to expect if you live there every day and will answer the following questions: Is it a quiet neighborhood at all times? Is there a neighbor that plays loud music in the evening? Is there lots of noisy, through traffic at certain times of day? Do any of the neighbors have obnoxious pets? Knowing these things up front will allow you to decide whether or not you can live with them or not ahead of time and not after you've already put down permanent roots.