Buying a Home: Neighbourhood Info

Choosing a neighbourhood can be one of the most emotional parts of buying a new home. Whether you are buying your first home, moving into a larger home, or downsizing, it’s likely that you’ll be moving to a new neighbourhood in the process. Getting to know a new neighbourhood takes time, but asking the right questions up front will help you get a feel for whether it’s the right fit for you and your family.

Some of the questions you might have include:

  • Are the other homes on the block well maintained?
  • How much traffic does the street get?
  • Is there enough street parking for your family and visitors?
  • Is it conveniently located near places of interest to you: schools, shopping centres, restaurants, parks, place of worship, and public transportation?
  • What developments nearby may change home values, traffic patterns, or bylaws?
  • What is the proximity to hospitals, medical centres, or health services?

It’s always a great idea to drive around the neighbourhoods you are considering, before buying. If you have questions about the local neighbourhoods, let me know. As a lifelong resident of Vaughan, this is my home too. I’d love to show you around. Call me and let’s get started.

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We must have looked at what felt like 1000 places until we found the one that suited me. All the while, Lisa was always there to meet me, ready to see a new place and ask all the right questions.”