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How to Choose the Best Philly Neighborhood for You

 
If you are currently or soon to be house hunting in the Philadelphia real estate market, you know how competitive it is right now. Spring is a hot time to buy, and the inventory of available homes for sale is still below average. If you already have a certain neighborhood at the top of your list, it might be a smart idea to have some backup neighborhoods in mind.

Philly is a city of great neighborhoods. We know how easy it is to fall in love with local cafes and brunch spots, making it hard not to stay close to what you know and love. Unfortunately, in a tight and competitive market, it is not always possible to find a home exactly where you want. Also, as home prices rise across the city, the neighborhood you may be hoping for may now be out of budget.

Fortunately, this is where our team is here to help.

Here are some great ways to find the best neighborhood for you:

Determine Needs Vs. Wants

Do you need to be close to public transportation? Is it important for you to be within a certain school district? Are you looking for an active nightlife or a quieter corner? Once you are able to make a list of your needs - the must haves that you cannot live without - we can use that to factor out neighborhoods that won’t work and connect you with those that will. We’ll also work on fulfilling your ‘wants list’ as much as possible.

Define What You Love

Do you need to be close to public transportation? Is it important for you to be within a certain school district? Are you looking for an active nightlife or a quieter corner? Once you are able to make a list of your needs - the must haves that you cannot live without - we can use that to factor out neighborhoods that won’t work and connect you with those that will. We’ll also work on fulfilling your ‘wants list’ as much as possible.

Decide What You Don't Care About

Some features are going to be important to you when searching for the ideal neighborhood, while some may not matter to you. For example, if you do not have to commute to work, living near public transportation or expressways may not be key. If you don’t mind noise, you can live on a busy street. If you prefer the quiet, you might not mind living further from the city. Now that you have your wants and needs clear, start exploring Philly neighborhoods! Head to a neighborhood next door to your dream neighborhood, or one that other say has a similar vibe, and see what you think. If you need help choosing a neighborhood with particular features, give us a call! We know Philly like the back of our hands and can help you determine the best place to live.

Once you know what you need and want from a home as well, we can search the Philly real estate market and see what we can find in your dream neighborhood, or the next best thing if need be. But now is the time to buy, before prices and mortgage rates go up, so don’t hesitate to contact The Sells Philly Team!



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With decades of industry experience, The Sells Philly Team’s extensive knowledge of Philadelphia’s real estate market is unparalleled. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, and when you are finding your home here - You’re not just buying a house, you’re buying the neighborhood. You’re choosing which corner will hold your new favorite coffee shop, brunch spot, and gym. You’re deciding to be closer to the suburbs, or in the center of it all. ⁣ No matter where your place in Philadelphia is - The Sells Philly Team will help you find it.
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