Housing Location Checklist Cambridge MA
678 Massachusetts Avenue 10th Floor
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
790 Memorial Drive, Suite 100
617 Real Estate
12 Rose St
AEGIS Property Management Inc.
PO Box 382064
830 Massachusetts Avenue
907 Massachusetts Ave.
John Campbell Realty
859 Massachusetts Avenue, #6
Cambridge Real Estate Llc
371 Beacon St
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Harvard Street Management, Inc.
126 Prospect St., Suite 2
Cambridge Court Apartments
411 Franklin Street, Suite G-6
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Housing Location Checklist
What is around your future home? Are there restaurants you like? Are there playgrounds nearby to take your kids?Get a sense of the community by checking out traffic projects, taxes, and reading local newspapers (many of these are on line). Doing these things will help you get to know the area.
Are the stores around your new home convenient and suitable to your needs? Are there grocery stores around, gas stations, etc? You can always ask the locals what they like and dislike about the area?
Check out public transportation if you are not going to have a car. Get to know the public bus and subway systems. If you do plan on having a car, what will the traffic be like every morning? Will you be using mostly freeways to get to your destinations or will you use residential roads? How long will it take you to get to those destinations? Try taking a few routes on a few different days to get a true estimate.
Be wary of communities in decline (lots of For Sale signs, businesses closing, etc). You want to move to a healthy growing neighborhood with a mix of good residential areas and thriving businesses so that when you sell your house, it will have appreciated more value.
Be aware of crime in the area. Is the neighborhood safe for you or your children to walk around at night? Local police stations and online websites keep information on crime statistics.
Are there good schools nearby? Even if you do not plan on having children, the people who buy your house from you might, so it is always a good thing to keep in mind for the future.
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