Livermore Valley Neighborhood Features to Look For As a Homebuyer

playgroundWhen it comes to buying a Livermore Valley home, most homebuyers will focus on finding the perfect home that is in their ideal price range and size requirements, and that has the number of rooms, upgrades and features that they want most. But what many homebuyers forget to consider is the location of the home.

As your Livermore Valley real estate agent, I’d like to recommend that you take the location into consideration. When it comes to our busy lifestyles, your location is more important than you might realize!

If you commute to work, do you know how far your ideal Tri-Valley home is from your job? Do you know what traffic is like on the roads that you’d have to drive on? As a potential homebuyer, the best thing you could do is drive to work from your home of interest at the time that you’d normally drive to work. That’s the only way to know for sure. Also, check out alternate options to driving, such as public transportation.

Do you know what the school system is like? If you have children, you’ll definitely want to check into the schools that they’ll be attending and what their ratings are. If you’re satisfied, find out how far the schools are located from the house you’re checking out and and what type of transformation your children would be taking to get there.

If you’re single, what are the entertainment and nightlife options? See if any restaurants, bars, shops and the like are in walking distance, and see what type of organizations and clubs are available through the park district or library. Need a job? Do a job search and see if there are openings for your line of work.

Then look around the neighborhood itself. Does it have the amenities you’d like, such as a community pool or clubhouse? Does it seem secure and safe? Are there nearby biking trails, playgrounds, dog parks or whatever it is that you prefer?

If you’re new to the town that you’re looking to move into, check out the town’s crime history. Also, find out what future construction and growth projects are in the works. This could be good or bad, depending on if you want to move to a developing area or you’re looking for a low-key neighborhood.

The best thing for you to do as a Livermore Valley homebuyer is to think about what you need to have near you, and then what you’d like to have near you, and then check out what’s available in and around the Livermore Valley neighborhoods that you’re looking at. If you find one you particularly like, talk to the neighbors! Dine out or shop in the area and talk to the workers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

When you’re ready to buy a Livermore Valley home, or to browse the Tri-Valley real estate market until you do, contact me! As your Livermore Valley real estate agent, I can help you find a home and a location that fits your requirements.

John Kurtzer
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