Bottom line, it needs to make sense for you based on your budget, likes, needs, and work.
Beyond that, the areas I recommend to my clients are those that appear poised for strong growth. Look at it from a micro and macro perspective.
First of all, real estate is local. As a result, you need to look at it on a "micro" level. By that you should evaluate the lot, the house, the street, and the neighborhood.
As much as real estate is local, you also need to look at it on a broader scale or "macro" level. In other words what about the city location, infrastructure, schools, businesses, and amenities such as shopping, restaurants, parks?
For example, thinking of Plano? Great choice! Location wise, it's well positioned in the metroplex with easy access to major arteries, it's well known for it's schools, it's home to major corporations, and has some great parks for recreation including Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. The icing on top is the lack of abundant raw land available for residential development.
Although the majority of homes on the market are pre-owned, you can still buy a new home in Plano - check here!
Always remember that you're not just buying a house, you're buying into a neighborhood and community.
Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be headin
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