Before you buy your Huntley House
When purchasing a home anywhere, the catch word is location, location, location. We all want to live in an area that offers all the features we personally consider a priority. That means doing your homework. Before you start your Huntley property search be sure you have information on the area that you are considering. But it’s vital to always take a physical, in-person look at any property we are considering. A picture online can be deceiving in the skillful hands of a good photographer. A tiny closet of a room can be made to look as spacious as a ballroom, so always, always check it out in person.
Do some research if you are unfamiliar with an area. Find out what other Huntley homes have to offer and what people think of a neighborhood. Ask your Huntley real estate professional, but keep in mind that he or she may not always give you an unbiased opinion. If possible, ask the neighbors. That being said, Realtors can be a great source of information.
Know what is nearby and the advantages and disadvantages of a location. Take Huntley, IL as an example. Located about one-half hour to forty-five minutes from Chicago’s. This would make Huntley a great suburb of Chicago. So if you or your husband has been transferred or gotten a new job in Chicago, Huntley may be a good option for you, especially if you do not want to be a city dweller. Some thrive on that; but many prefer to live in outlying communities – like Huntley, IL. You might then Google to learn more: the median home price, crime statistics and such, to get an idea of the basic life style it offers. That same search can tell you what the schools like. Are there job opportunities for you (assuming you are not the one starting the aforementioned new job in Chicago)? Is the area one that seems likely to increase in value?
You may be interested in the Village itself. Is it experiencing rapid growth as are many suburban cities with people fleeing from the big city? It’s good to keep in mind that potential developments and plans can affect an area adversely or add to its appeal. This may play into your final decision regarding buying a Huntley house. Consider also if it offers a good selection of shopping centers, movie theaters, museums and the like.
As with our example of Huntley, IL, evaluating the pluses and minuses of the Huntley house location will help you make a decision you won’t regret. Call Craig Roe at 847-287-8742 to help you start you Huntley House Search now.