Your Prospective New Home and Neighborhood
you shop for a home, rate the following features about
each home and surrounding neighborhood as good, fair
or not important.
General Room Layout
Number of Bathrooms
Closets and storage space
Size of rooms - Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room,
Family Room, Master Bedroom, Other Bedrooms
is your overall rating of the home? Is it worth considering
or eliminating from your list of prospective homes?
Make a rough diagram of any home you might seriously
consider --nothing fancy...just a basic summary of
the floor plan with window and door openings so you
can imagine how your furniture might fit. Also note
telephone jacks. How does the neighborhood rate? Answer
the following questions with yes, no or unimportant.
Are the homes well taken care of?
Are there good public services (i.e., police, fire
Are there paved roads?
Are there sidewalks?
Is there adequate street lighting?
Is there adequate parking?
Any pet or other neighborhood restrictions?
Are the public schools good?
Will you be near your work?
Convenient to place of worship ?
Are shopping centers and restaurants nearby?
Is there public transportation available?
Will you be near child care services?
Are hospitals, clinics, or doctors close by?
Is there a park or playground nearby?
Is there an association offering pool and/or tennis
Will you be near friends or relatives?
Will you be near other children of your children's
Is there an active community group?
Decreasing sales prices of homes?
Lots of families moving away?
Heavy traffic or noise?
Litter or pollution?
Factories or heavy industry?
Businesses closing down?
Vacant houses or buildings?
Increasing crime or vandalism?
What is your overall rating of the neighborhood? Good,
fair or poor?
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