The Art Of Finding The Perfect Location For Your First Knoxville Home
Location is important when buying your first Knoxville home.
It’s how close you are to work, to the store, to the closest gas station, or to your friends and family. In essence, location is everything.
Prior to starting your home search, it is essential that you narrow down your search area, so you have an idea of where you want to be. With your location affecting your every day life, it’s important that you buy in the right location for you.
To help make the process easier for you, we’ve written a guide about the art of finding the perfect location for your first Knoxville home. Read on to find out more.
Determine What’s Important To You
The first step in figuring out the perfect location for your first Knoxville home is to determine what matters most to you. Determine what you want to be close to and what your priorities are.
If you want to be close to work and shopping, that can narrow down your search area. If you want to be close to the lake and don’t mind driving a bit to work, that can help narrow down your search area.
Just keep in mind as you do this to really think about what’s important to you. If you’re going to have a 30 minute commute to and from work, that may end up bothering you more than you think.
Find An Area You Like
There could be multiple locations in Knoxville that can make you close to the things that are important to you. Still, you may not love all of those locations.
Figure out what areas of Knoxville you like best that offer you all of the things you need in your location. You don’t have to narrow it down to just one option. It can be good to have a few different areas that you like.
It can be great spending some time driving around the areas that you are considering if you are unfamiliar with the area.
Determine What You Want In A Neighborhood
For Knoxville first time home buyers, there are a wide range of neighborhoods offering an array of amenities. While knowing an area is great, it’s good to know as well what you want in a neighborhood.
Every Knoxville neighborhood is different. Older neighborhoods can have more character, and often have more irregular lots with mature vegetation. While newer neighborhoods, tend to come with more amenities like pools.
Research School Districts
Regardless of whether you have kids or not, schools matter. A strong school system can help protect the resale value of your home. Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, strong schools tend to stay strong, so it’s good to plan for the future when you do.
Future Growth In The Area
Prior to writing an offer your first Knoxville home, it’s important to think about what could be built next to the neighborhood down the road.
The neighborhood could be currently in an empty, undeveloped area, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be built up in the future. While you can’t see the future, you can always ask around to see if there are plans to develop the area, or look into the zoning with the city to see how the property is zoned.
If the area around the neighborhood is already built up, then this something you won’t have to worry about.
Location is important when you buy your first Knoxville home. Don’t overthink it, you’ll know the area you want to be in, but just keep in mind how it effects your daily life.
Are you thinking about buying your first Knoxville home this year? If so, do not hesitate to give Knoxville Home Team, we’d love to be a part of your home buying journey. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com.