Prime properties can have many—or, if you’re very fortunate, all—of the below features:
Comes with a view – Owning a home with a scenic landscape is something that appeals to almost everybody.
Located in a highly rated school district – If you already have children or plan to start a family, this will be a major consideration.
Close to shopping, entertainment, or nature – This is more dependent on your preferences, but proximity to high-activity areas will also increase the value of the home if and when you choose to sell it.
Close to public services and work – Easy access to community services, such as public transportation and emergency stations (police, fire, hospital) is important, as well as proximity to work…nobody enjoys a long commute.
Community pride – Neighborhoods that have withstood hard economic times and which display the residents’ pride in being there are not only more pleasant places to live, but also have more value than neighborhoods where upkeep is not a priority to the homeowners.