Finding the Right Neighborhood


When you’re thinking about making a move, the first steps in the home buying process are:

  • Deciding where you would like to live
  • Considering how much money you would like to spend
  • Thinking about what type of home you would like
  • Deciding when you want to make your move

As a local real estate professional, I can help you along the way with all of these decisions, including finding the perfect neighborhood for your needs. Here are three of my favorite tips to see if an area or a particular area is right for you:

1. Check out the basic stats.

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Crime data, both the volume of crime and the types of crime, and school performance data are important when thinking about what’s best for your family.  Population density, annual residential turnover, and tax information are also important to look at. 


2. See what the neighbors are doing.

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Get a sense of local activities, and see if it looks like a place with frequent block-parties or if people may keep more to themselves.  Local Patch pages or online town newspapers can give you an idea of events and happenings that may be of interest. 


3. Learn the traffic patterns.

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Find out if there are frequent jams, or if a nearby farmers’ market limits road access during weekends.  Test your work commute and any other frequently traveled destinations during rush hour. 


Give me a call today and we can schedule a time to view some of the properties you’ve been viewing online – 201-247-6341

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Ana Moniz, ABR
Broker Associate
Lifetime Member of the NJAR™ Distinguished Sales Club
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
50 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ  07642
cell- 201-247-6341 | office – (201) 930-8820 Ext. 441
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