Where Should I Put Down my Roots?

Home is where the heart is; but what if you don’t know where you want to call home? Deciding on a state and city to live in can be a challenge. There are many things to consider and of course, your budget will play a role in your decision as well. If you love the thought of city life, then you may want to look for real estate for sale in Manhattan; if you like the idea of living on acres of land and surrounded only by trees and pastures, maybe a small town in Nebraska would be more to your liking. Here are some factors to consider when choosing your home for the next few years:

What’s important to you?

  • Career – Are you going to look for a new career once you get settled? Or do you already have prospective opportunities in certain cities?

  • Crime rate: No one wants to live in an area with a high crime rate. Check out the neighborhood you’re looking to move in before making any final decisions.

  • Houses/condos: A house will give you a backyard and more space, but you’ll spend your weekends cutting the lawn, fixing the roof, etc. A condo is smaller but comes with ‘carefree’ living.

  • Public transit: If you don’t have a car, you’ll have to rely on public transit. Make sure the city you choose has a reliable system.

  • Price: Buy or rent something you know you can afford

As you go through your list, consider which factors are most important to you. For example, you may have a job in which you work from home, so commuting time will not be an issue; or, you may not have a family so being close to schools and parks is not necessarily a plus. When you’re looking for real estate for sale in Manhattan, or any other city, keep in mind the things that are most important on your list.

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