How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search in Celebration, Kissimmee and Orlando, FL.

You've made the big decision to re-locate or move your family.  The big question now is what kind of neighborhood suits your family and your needs.  Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you in Celebration, Kissimmee and the Orlando Metropolitan area.. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. I can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search.

When evaluating a neighborhood in the Orlando Metropolitan area you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be more important considerations than others:

  • quality of schools
  • property values
  • traffic
  • crime rate
  • future construction
  • proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, prisons, freeways, airports, beaches, parks, stadiums and cultural centers such as museums and theaters

Celebration, Kissimmee and Orlando Fl.

Neighborhood Search Strategies for Limited Budgets

If you’re a first time-buyer with limited financial resources, it's wise to buy a home or condo that meets your primary needs in the best neighborhood that fits within your price range. You can maximize your home or condo purchase location by incorporating some of the following strategies into your neighborhood search:

  • Upcoming neighborhoods: Look for communities that are likely to become "desirable neighborhoods" in the future. They can often be discovered on the periphery of the most continuously desirable areas.
    Check for planned future development such as additional transit systems; new community services such as community pools and theaters; and chain stores planning to settle there.
    Look for a home or condo in a good neighborhood that is a bit farther out of the city. If commuting is a concern, purchase a home or condo that is close to public transportation.
  • Neighborhood demand: Look at the neighborhood demand by asking your real estate agent whether multiple offers are being made, whether the gap between the list price and sale price is decreasing and whether there is active community involvement. You can also drive around neighborhoods and see how many "sale pending" and "sold" signs there are in a particular area.
  • Co-ownership: Look into purchasing a condominium or co-op, rather than a house, in a desirable neighborhood. This way you still may be able to purchase in a prime area that you otherwise could not afford.

 

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