Are you thinking about buying your first home? Have you narrowed down where you want to live and your reasons to live there?
On my drive home from Pittsburgh; I went out to see the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates on opening day, I had a very good conversation with my friend about buying his first home. He works in Lower Merion (19072) and would like to live close to work, possibly in Bryn Mawr (19010) or Ardmore (19003). When I asked him his motivation to live in Bryn Mawr or Ardmore, he said he liked the walk-ability of those towns and proximity to work. Not only would he be able to walk to restaurants or close shops, but he would be within a few minutes of work and able to ride a bike if he so desired.
Figuring out the location of where you want to live is very important, maybe you desire to be close to family, the train station, or a walkable community. Make sure when you are narrowing down the location for your home, you think about all the factors of location that are important to you to rule out neighborhoods that don’t meet your needs.