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Old 06-16-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Location. Location. Location.

What do you like about your location? Do you like where you live?
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Default Absolutely!

My wife and I are closing on our 1st home next month. We were very lucky to drive by the lot and find it! The neighborhood is so quaint that it reminds us of "Mayberry". The streets hardly have any traffic on them, yet it is less than 1 minute from the main highway. It is one of those areas where the people never leave and there homes never get put up for sale. We looked at so many homes before this and it was very stressful, we would find a nice house but it would be in the ghetto, or the house would be priced right but need like $50,000 worth of repairs! I am also cutting my drive time from work, I was regularly averaging about 30-35 mins, once we move in it will be down to 7 mins. So yes location would be top priority!
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Thumbs up location saves time and money

I'm glad you found a great deal. You'll save time and money. Sounds like you were working on your own. Or did you have a realtor?
Was location important because of distance to work and highways? What else is important in location?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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I like the location of our house, because it is within walking distance of 4-5 parks. That suits my lifestyle right now. It's also close to a couple of nice grocery stores, an ice cream shop, and a coffee shop - 2 minutes in a car and maybe 20 by foot. When I was younger, I liked being walking distance from bars and restaurants. Maybe I'll like that again when I'm retired.
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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Moved from General Moving in hopes of generating more responses in this forum.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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I'm glad you found a great deal. You'll save time and money. Sounds like you were working on your own. Or did you have a realtor?
Was location important because of distance to work and highways? What else is important in location?
We had a Realtor, but this builder/Realtor that had the property does not have his listings on a multi list system. Thank god! If they would have done that we never would have gotten this house, it would have been sold before we ever even drove by. Location is important since we came from the country we had to drive everywhere, any type of shopping or dining was at least 30-35 drive in any direction. Now everything is practically at your fingertips! The neighborhood is very old, mature tree growth and no cookie cutter homes, the oldest homes are from 1915 and they still look great!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Thumbs up learn and grow

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I like your attitute. Way to go: learn and grow!!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Thumbs up Lucky

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We had a Realtor, but this builder/Realtor that had the property does not have his listings on a multi list system. Thank god! If they would have done that we never would have gotten this house, it would have been sold before we ever even drove by. Location is important since we came from the country we had to drive everywhere, any type of shopping or dining was at least 30-35 drive in any direction. Now everything is practically at your fingertips! The neighborhood is very old, mature tree growth and no cookie cutter homes, the oldest homes are from 1915 and they still look great!
Best of luck!! Enjoy.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yes I think location is very important. There are many places in San Diego County that I would not want to live in and would not be happy there. I've seen friends move to parts of Southern CA and not like but it's mainly b/c they chose a crappy location.

I love where the location where I live. It's 8 blocks from the beach, 4 blocks from stores, restaurants, bars, etc.. Lots of people walk and bike in the area and it's really easy to catch a cab. It's located within 15 minutes of some of the best parts of the city and everything is close.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Thumbs up local location

How people choose location where to settle?
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