10 Tips to Help You Choose the Location of Your House

Fousiya Zaker F
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Choosing the location is one of the first and most important decisions that you would make in the process of buying or constructing a home. The quality of the location of the house directly influences the quality and comfort of living. So, choosing the best location is extremely important.

Here we shall provide you with 10 tips to help you make the choice.

  1. Prepare a Budget

Planning your budget before you set out to look for a house will provide you with a reference line, according to which you can make your demands and needs in a home.

  1. Seek Professional Advice

Never shy away from taking expert opinions. You will receive guidance from people who know about the market and they will help you to acquire the home that you desire.

  1. Proximity to Your Workplace

If you’re not spending your time at home, you would most likely be at work. In this very ambition-driven world, the ease of access to your workplace from your home can reduce the stress of travel by a lot.

  1. Amenities

Schools, hospitals, banks, post offices, police stations, groceries, childcare centres, gyms, etc. should be added to your checklist as per your requirements in order to ensure comfortable access when you need them.

  1. Accessibility

Having your workplace and other amenities nearby is not enough if you cannot access them easily. The health of road networks and transport systems in the area must be checked to guarantee this.

  1. Neighbourhood

A friendly neighbourhood is important for the development of children and your mental well-being. 

Look for places with low crime rates, no smoking or bars. 

Know beforehand whether you prefer a quiet or busy neighbourhood. 

  1. Safety

Safety does not just mean the absence of crimes. Natural calamities should also be taken into consideration. Avoid areas prone to earthquakes, floods, landslides etc. A house is a long-term investment, so it is important to consider this.

Make sure that the location does not fall inside industrial belts. Waste and fumes will adversely affect your health and well-being.

Confirm that there are no dumping grounds nearby to avoid water contamination and unpleasant odours.

  1. Spaces for Recreation

You should never settle for a “boring” life. It is vital that you find the time and space to spend time doing things that you enjoy and love, not just for yourself, but also for your family. The presence of parks, malls, pools, libraries, gaming arcades, meditation centres etc. can help you to do this.

  1. Traffic Density

If your commute to and from home and work is slow and tedious, it will cause frustration and tiredness. Therefore, it is advisable to check the traffic density on the roads during peak hours in the area.

  1. If you plan on constructing a new house, the following are some extra points to keep in mind:

Make sure there is space in the land to build a house that fits your requirements while following the building rules in your state of residence.

Check the terrain and soil quality before you buy the land for proper drainage, desirable slopes and strength. This will play a part in the cost of construction.

In Summary

An attractive house in a bad location is pointless. The area that a person lives and grows up in can impact their personality and development a lot. Hence, choosing the best possible location should not be done half-heartedly.

There will be competition among buyers for houses in desirable locations, so it is always best to start looking for them with the help of an expert.


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