“The Right Barrie Neighbourhood Or The Right House?”Barrie Real Estate

That is the Question….at least when you are in the middle of a new home search it is.

Sometimes it can happen that you find the perfect house in a desirable Barrie neighbourhood that just doesn’t fit your lifestyle. The other thing that can occur is you find the right neighbourhood but simply can’t find a house you like in it. What do you do if you do find the right house but you don’t like the neighbourhood?

The right house

You’re probably going to be living in this house for many years to come so you want it to be everything you’d expect. You may have walked into the home and fallen head over heels in love with the gourmet kitchen, hardwood flooring, extra large private backyard etc., only to find out that the neighbourhood is less than desirable. This can be a dilemma, especially if you have been searching for awhile and are looking forward to settling down in a new home.

The right neighbourhood

You may have an idea of exactly what you’re looking for in a neighbourhood and have found one that suits all your needs. Perhaps it is near Barrie’s popular shopping amenities such as Georgian Mall or Park Place, a church you frequent,  close to your work, would be a safe haven for your children, near your children’s school etc. If you can’t find the right house, do you compromise and pick a house that isn’t just right?

Whenever you have one of these problems the first thing you should do is get loaded with information. Find out everything you can about the neighborhood so that you can make a more informed decision. You should check for things such as crime rates, the condition of the other homes nearby and on the street, street traffic, what amenities are or are not in the area and anything else that makes this Barrie neighbourhood less desirable than others.

Once you have done this you will need to make notes on paper so that you can see the exact situation as it is. In many cases, simply by writing down the facts you’ll be able to make a decision. There are both good points and bad points to settling for a house or settling for a neighbourhood and you are going to have to decide what the most important factors are to you, the pros & cons if you will.
There are all types of things you should be looking at when you are caught in such a dilemma. Of course, this only applies if you need to purchase a home right away and can’t wait to find the perfect house in the perfect Barrie neighbourhood.

Ian and Caroline of the Hocking Homes Team will also have a solid viewpoint based on what other clients have faced and how they were able to deal with it. They are very familiar with the Barrie and surrounding area and can provide great insight on which neighbourhoods would suite yours and your families needs in order to find you not only the perfect home, but the perfect neighbourhood as well.

Contact The Hocking Homes Team to find out more information on Barrie’s most desirable and sought after neighbourhoods and to start your new home search today. 705-252-7939


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