There are a lot of factors taken into account when buying a home. The place must have a low crime rate, good schools, nature, transportation, shops, and many more.
Aside from location, the key to retaining or better . . .increasing the value of your home is happiness.
Here are a few tips on how or where to start when searching for a home
Start by Searching Online
Find good schools: There are several school review websites, such as Public School Review, Great Schools, Niche, and School Digger.
“Best Places to Live”: Search for “best places to live” and you’ll find reviews of cities and towns all across the nation that meet the criteria. US News, Best Places, Money, Business Insider, and CBS News create a new list yearly. Customize the search for your needs: “best place to retire,” “best place to raise children.” You may be surprised by what you find.
City and neighborhood profiles: These sites have gathered complex data and, in some cases, personal reviews of communities across the U.S.: Niche, Livability, and AreaVibes. You can also visit the website of the city or community you are interested in.
Cost of living and moving information: Moving.com, Homefair