3 Mistakes West Knoxville Home Buyers Make When Choosing A Neighborhood

WhittingtonCreek (2)Finding the the perfect West Knoxville home for sale can be an adventure. As you are searching for that perfect home, visiting countless West Knoxville homes for sale, don’t forget to give the West Knoxville neighborhood a good look as well. A neighborhood can play a pivotal role in how much you love the house as a whole. Here a few mistakes to avoid when choosing your West Knoxville neighborhood.

Thinking short term. Buying a home is one of the single most important investments a person will ever make. So, when it comes to choosing your neighborhood, be sure the location you choose will be good for your lifestyle in the coming years.

Getting the wrong advice. The perfect neighborhood for you could be totally wrong for someone else. Solicit advice from someone with a similar lifestyle to you. They are most likely to make a good recommendation.

Making assumptions. Never assume anything. Assumptions can often be wrong. Do you research and verify with your real estate agent. After all, your agent is there to provide you with all the information you need. Curious about the schools in the area? Curious about the growth? Curious about the rate of crime? Ask your agent.

Not fully assessing the location. The West Knoxville neighborhood you choose may be perfect. But, don’t forget about its location. Is it close to work? Close to things you find important such as shopping, restaurants, and other popular destinations? Take into account what you love and hate about the location and whether or not those aspects are deal breakers.

Failing to get a good feel for the neighborhood. Spend sometime walking around. Do you feel like the area will fit into your lifestyle? If not, consider how much these things will bother you.

When you buy a home, you should love both the home and the location. If you are interested in buying a home in West Knoxville or in Farragut.  I would be more than happy to share my knowledge of the area.  Feel free to give me a call at 865-696-9002 or send me an email.  Be sure to also check out my Home Search Page to see what homes are for sale in the West Knoxville and Farragut area.