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MLS# T2846523

HUD-owned home. All properties are sold AS IS without any guarantee or warranty by seller. For utility turn ons, approval must be granted in advance from hud’s field service manager. Spacious and neat 3 BR, 2 BA in good location large lot.
Visit this property in RIVERVIEW: 12906 LOVERS LN, RIVERVIEW

MLS# C7231357

BEST VALUE FOR AN UPDATED POOL HOME in North Port, on a beautifully fenced private lot, conveniently located to both Port Charlotte and North Port amenities. To the right, find a separate dining room connecting to the kitchen with newer...
Visit this property in NORTH PORT: 2588 ATWATER DR, NORTH PORT

MLS# T2846748

HUD Home sold AS-IS by Electronic Bid Only FHA Case #093-662586. (IE) Insurable with $5,000 repair escrow. Light and bright 3 bed 2 bath home in Indian Oaks. Screened patio.
Visit this property in TAMPA: 11143 INDIAN OAKS DR, TAMPA

MLS# T2846548

Immaculate 3 bed, 2 bath home. Walk-in closets lead into the master bath with dual sinks, garden tub, tiled shower. Or dine at the club house with drink and dinner specials, no membership fee required. Opportunity knocks for a sunny, year round...


Finding the Right Home

If you want to follow the old adage, “location, location, location” you will want to carefully choose the community first. So what should you look for in the community?

First, you will want to take notice of the pride of ownership in the community, as well as the homes themselves. You will want to look at how well the homes and the yards are maintained in the neighborhood, and you will also want to find a city that overall demonstrates a community pride for their town.

Even if you do not have children, you will want to pay attention to how well the local school system is rated. This will help when it comes to selling your home. Many potential buyers will be concerned about the strength of the school district and what type of schools their children will attend. If you are looking for a house within a great school district, people will often pay a premium to get into a better school district.

When looking at the neighborhood in terms a value, you will want to make sure that you are buying a house that is not too expensive or too large for the value of the surrounding homes. A good strategy is to look for the smallest or worst home on the best street in the neighborhood. This will often equal to a good price for that neighborhood and a chance for the homeowner to makes improvements, bringing up the value. Homes in a particular neighborhood should also be about the same size and style so that property values are about equal as well.

Look for homes that are not adjacent to a busy street. This will often cut the value of the property by as much as 10%. And if you are buying a single family home, you want to look for a place that is not next to apartments, businesses, schools, or parks. Another situation to avoid is being on a street that is used as a shortcut between two busy streets.

If you have children, you will want to stay away from corner lots. They attract more traffic and are not safe for children playing in the yard. And ideal spot is in the center of the neighborhood or tucked away on a cul-de-sac.

Considering these tips when buying a home will help you to find not only the best home, but the best neighborhood.

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