Looking for a Home? Ask the Neighbors

Home For Sale Real Estate SignOne of the best ways to find out if the property you’re planning to buy is truly worth it is to go online and check landpricelist.ph and make a short list of properties you’d like to purchase. Then, ask the neighbors around the property you’re interested in. Listen to what they have to say, because they can give you information that you may not be able to get anywhere else. You should remember to ask about the following things:

Is it affordable?

You may not be given specific prices, but if the neighbors say that property rates are good, pay attention. Because the people who live in the area pay close attention to the value of their property, they may be able to give you a more accurate price range. If they can confirm that the property listed online has a good price, it can be a good investment for you.

Is it flood-free?

Living in a country that has its regular share of typhoons, it’s wise to ask about possible flooding. This is information that is often not included in the brochure. Neighbors would be very willing to tell horror stories of floods, if there is any in your area. Also check online maps of flood-prone areas and housing communities as well.

Is it accessible?

Ask if they’ve heard about planned highway constructions within a few years. In addition to this changing the area’s accessibility, you’ll want to know if you’ll be dealing with construction work for months or even years. Inquire about transportation options to and from the locale. Most importantly, ask about how heavy the traffic is in the area and the travel time to the major business districts. You can also check traffic condition to look at traffic conditions at certain times of the day.

Is it secure?

Give special attention to safety and security in the area. Inquire about the local safety measures that are in place. See if there are police and fire stations near your chosen residential project.

Are there amenities?

Aside from asking around, drive around the area to view the nearby businesses, stores, restaurants, hospitals, clinics, churches and schools. Also take note what companies have set up there to check for possible employment options within the vicinity for future job opportunities.

Purchasing a property is a big step, so do some checking first before committing to anything. Ask people living nearby for all the positives and negatives of their community. This is the best way to come to a well-informed decision about your potential purchase.