Friday, September 21, 2012

Realtor Advice on What to Look for Before Buying

This will be my first guest real estate blog and it comes from Fred Sed and Associates in Orange County California.  It is always my pleasure to help my  fellow realtors in any way I can.  If you need help in South Florida contact me at 954-214-6014 or visit my website at, and as always, thanks for reading.

What To Look For In An Area Before Moving


In today’s real estate market one thing hasn’t changed when buying a home is the research involved. Although research has become easier now with the internet, you still have to thoroughly research the area where the home is first before you decide to buy there. It doesn’t matter how affordable the home is, if the area is unsafe or outdated, you will not be happy living there and will only want to move sooner or rent out the home instead of living there.


One of the first things to look for in an area during the home buying process is shopping. Is the home close to all of your favorite stores that you know and use regularly right now, or will you have to drive out of your way to get to those stores?

Lifestyle & Exercise

Does the area that you plan on buying a home in have sidewalks, bike paths and plenty of trails for hiking and exercise? Many modern master planned communities across the United States have parks and plenty of trails or paths nearby while some older communities may not, so if you love exercising outdoors it’s important to verify this first before you move to a new community.


When searching it’s important to choose a home that’s conveniently located next to a major freeway or thoroughfare because you’re going to be commuting daily to work and you’ll want a route that will make your life as easy as possible during that period every day. There’s nothing worse to your quality of life than having to sit in traffic for hours every week instead of spending that valuable time doing something enjoyable with your family or friends. In the event you are among a number of the growing population that works from home, research the local internet provider in the area to make sure the bandwidth offered is sufficient for your working needs.


Last of all, but most Important, before buying a home make sure that you verify that the area has plenty of transportation options nearby like a trolley, train station, bus access or an airport nearby because easy access to transportation resources will only make your life a lot easier.


Fred Sed is a premier real estate agent in the Orange County Real Estate Market. Fred is an Orange County CA Short Sale Specialist who also specializes in selling Irvine CA homes for sale.

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