One of the most common challenges for first-time home buyers is choosing The Right Edmonton Neighbourhood. Finding the best community to live in is key- especially if you plan on raising your family there. As you’ve surely heard before…when it comes to real estate, its all about location!

So how do you find the right community to call home? Well, your first step is to contact Terry Paranych for a free home buyers consultation. Before you meet with your agent, take the following things into consideration:

Finding The Right Edmonton Community

1) What matters most to you? Make a list of what is most important to your family. Do you want to be in walking distance of your job? Does an active Neighbourhood Crime Watch matter to you? The most important things are what should go at the very top of your list.

2) Think of choosing your neighbourhood like choosing a friend.  All Edmonton communities have character, they have their own defining features and personality traits. Look at all the community’s traits and how it compares with yours. Do you enjoy dining out? If so, check that there are nearby restaurants with a wide range of dining options. Do you lead an active lifestyle? If so, check if the neighbourhood has any local fitness clubs or groups you can join. Feel free to sign up and use that as a fun way to meet other residents.

3) Talk to the locals. If you have found the right homes but are torn between 2 or 3 communities, take a drive or walk down their streets during the day. Are there many people out ? Do you see any children playing? Do adults make eye contact or smile? Try striking up a non-invasive conversation with a couple of people. How they respond to you can paint a clearer picture of what your neighbours could be like. Don’t be afraid to mention you are looking to move to the area, ask them questions about local schools or playgrounds.

Rest assured the Terry Paranych team will work with you to find the right Edmonton community to suit your needs and lifestyle. This savvy group of professional agents have excellent neighbourhood knowledge. If you are looking to buy an Edmonton home and any questions, contact Terry Paranych today. There is an Edmonton community right for you and we know you will be amazed when we find it for you!


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