Location

"Location, Location, Location" is a common mantra in real estate and it is good advice because you can demolish, renovate or remodel the house on the land but you cannot change the location of the land you buy. What homeowners look for within any location is a properly designed neighbourhood with a sense of character, street layouts that work for people (and their cars), as well as facilities and infrastructure that support the community.

Location

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Take into consideration things such as:

  • The setting – urban, suburban, rural. Investigate the area's development plans with the council to learn about upcoming changes.

  • Transportation links and proximity to high streets, restaurants and other attractions, as well as accessibility to parks and other open areas.

  • If you're thinking about starting a family, consider the quality of local schools.