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Tip 1. Select your best neighborhood

Before buying a home, select the neighborhood that is best for you. You've probably already heard that the three most important things you should look for when buying a home are "location, location, location." Before buying a home you should examine the health of the local economy, area amenities such as parks and entertainment, schools, and crime rates. To get this information, it is helpful to talk to people who live in that neighborhood and also professionals, such as lenders, appraisers, or real estate agents. So, keep in mind location, but also do not forget your personal needs and goals. For example, being near excellent schools is important when you have young children. If you are ready to retire, buying a home in a peaceful area may appeal to you. If you are single and like entertainment, a condo in the center of downtown might best suit your needs. For more information please check Maps & Statistics section.

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