A Richmond, Virginia neighborhood can be every bit as important as the dwelling itself – at least according those of us polled. The 2009 National Association of REALTORS ® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Reported the results of a survey of consumers and real estate agents regarding top influential characteristics in selection a home. Considered by 64% of individuals when deciding where to live, quality of neighborhood was one of the most cited factors.
Additional attributes that those surveyed deemed important are:
Convenience of Job: 50%
Overall affordability of Homes: 43%
Convenience to family and friends: 38%
Quality of the school district: 26%
Convenience to Shopping: 26%
Neighborhood Design: 23%
Convenience to Schools: 21%
When searching for the ideal neighborhood, your real estate agent can be a valuable guide. Your agent can help identify a community that you will enjoy being a part of by assessing your needs and matching them to the locations that seem to be best fit.