Reasons for Moving - Relocating
There are many reasons why individuals sell their New Albany homes. In addition to selling your home because you are Moving Up to a larger New Albany home or you are an Empty Nester and need to "Rightsize" your life, people sell their homes is to relocate. If you are one of those individuals who is making a move to the New Albany/Columbus area of Ohio, you’ve come to the right place. Actually, this information is also valuable if you are moving away from our area. We’ve got the information you need to make the right decisions about your next home. This article will provide tips on finding the perfect neighborhood for you and your family. And, remember, we’re here to help. We can offer detailed information about each area so you’ll be armed with the most recent information to make the best choice.
Make a list of amenities you require
List the things that are most important to you in a neighborhood. Consider things such as proximity to movies, health clubs, schools, churches, stores, etc. Think about the recreational activities you enjoy the most and then prioritize your list. This will help us pinpoint particular neighborhoods with these activities and/or amenities close by.
Consider the school district
If you have children, no doubt you’ll be concerned about the school district in which the neighborhood resides. While there are many excellent school districts in our area, the New Albany Plain School District consistently leads the field of top school districts in Central Ohio. Find out what is the average class size, test scores, and what enrichment and extracurricular activities the schools offer. Either your Realtor or the Department of Education in that town will have that information. Even if you don’t have children, a home in a good school district will be easier to sell in the future.
The area’s economic stability
Determine if the neighborhood is economically stable. You can get this information by requesting it from the city’s economic development office. Check to see if income and property values are stable or raising. Be sure to ask us about price appreciation trends in the area. See if there are any planned developments for the neighborhood such as a new school or a highway. These can affect the future value of the home.
Check it out
If possible, visit the areas in which you are considering. Walk around to get a general feel of the neighborhood. Are the homes well maintained? Are the streets quiet? Talk with the people you meet along the way. You’re going to like what you see in New Albany. It’s proximity to Columbus makes it very convenient.
These are important considerations to make when making a purchase as large as a home. Remember, you’ll be the one living there so make your best effort to see if it’s a good fit.
We have a comprehensive package of relocation information about both New Albany and Columbus which we are pleased to share with you. Just contact us and we will have one sent.