Factors to consider when buying a home

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While you may have a list of desired physical features in mind for your new home, you may not have thought much about the secondary factors that will guide your home purchase. Even the most architecturally sophisticated houses can be unappealing if they are not located in a thriving and welcoming community. Here is a closer look at the location features that you should focus on as you explore the housing market in the Chicago suburbs.

Surrounding community

Before you start looking at homes in an area, you might tour the downtown community along with other busy parts of town to get a sense of the culture and livelihood of the town. Helpful background information to gather about the community includes the population growth, average income and crime rates within the area. Hinsdale boasts great rankings in these and other important categories, making it the perfect town to call home.

School districts

If you have children, you will want to settle in a community with top-ranking public schools. Hinsdale is home to one of the best public high schools in the state, and their elementary and middle schools consistently rank high with leading test scores. Even if you are not a parent, there are benefits of living in a well-educated community, as areas with high-ranking schools tend to have less crime and better public safety. 

Neighborhood amenities

Once you find the right town, you may want to narrow your search based on access to the community, nearby parks and neighborhood maintenance. Several websites offer tools to compare these amenities, so do the research before making a decision.

For help with your home search in Chicago's western suburbs, connect with Adams & Myers Realtors at their Hinsdale office or call 630-887-1490.

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