Often the property of our dreams is located in an unfamiliar neighborhood. So, before we realize our dream, we need to check the neighborhood, see if it offers us convenience and infrastructure.
Check out 5 tips on how to evaluate the neighborhood to close the purchase of an apartment.
1. Check if the neighborhood fits your routine
Our routine will determine our quality of life in the given neighborhood. For those who live in large urban centers, displacements are essential points to be taken into account. Living in a neighborhood that leaves a lot of work or college, for example, is not a good option, because, in addition to the rush, logistics increases.
2. Minor Displacements
The best neighborhood is the one that can meet your needs, that is, the one that you travel least, that has a good supermarket, large chains of pharmacies, schools, bakeries, mini markets, gyms, bank, gas station, hairdresser, among others types of trade or service, which are on your list of needs.
With your appreciation at this point, you gain a greater attraction of being able to count on more practical and quick ways, facilitating the day to day, such as, for example, a nearby market. So, if you need a bottle of milk, or if the coffee runs out, the market will give you the chance to go shopping and, depending on the location, you don’t even have to take the car out of the garage.
3. Infrastructure offer
Check the offer of public transport for the neighborhood, even if you don’t need it, as other people may need it, such as domestic employees, service providers and even visitors. Another point to be considered is the quality of public lighting in the place. A good neighborhood also has green areas, such as parks, gardens, which in addition to making the neighborhood more beautiful, influence air quality and the local climate, and can also serve as great leisure alternatives and healthy living practices.
Visit the neighborhood during the day and at night. In the morning it is the moment when you can have the most correct view of what the place looks like on a daily basis, with open establishments, high demand for transport, traffic, etc. During the night, in addition to observing the lighting of the neighborhood, you can compare the amount of commerce that continues to operate during this period, in addition to the perception of what are the peak times in traffic and public transport in the neighborhood.
4. Meet the neighbors
Knowing the type of people who will share the same neighborhood, same building as you, is just as important as the rest. Talk to your potential future neighbors, see with them what they think about the neighborhood, what are the most frequent problems, how is the security of the place, how is the traffic, if there are places of flooding and other issues of importance. It’s good to understand what your top neighbor will be like. Thus, it is advisable to schedule visits at the time when you will often be at your apartment to get a sense of noise, occupation of the garage, etc.
Naturally, places with good lighting, which have security cameras, both private and public, policing circulation, are safer than others that do not. Check out how your building’s entrance is, the garage entrance and the building’s surroundings.
Bonus – Street Fair
Owning a fair close to home can be both a benefit and a detriment. For people who do not drive, the fair does not interfere with the routine. However, for those who need the car, the fair can be an obstacle to their displacement.
Anyway, for your best comfort and not regret buying, it is very important to do all this analysis, after all, it is there that you will live from then on.