How To Find The Right Neighborhood in Roswell

Buying the right home is certainly important, but choosing the right neighborhood can be just as important, both for residents and investors. Neighborhoods can be distinctly different, so finding the right neighborhood in Roswell usually takes a good deal of research, an examination of both quantitative and qualitative factors. Here, then, are some tips on how to find the right neighborhood in Roswell.

Examine Local Pricing

To find the right neighborhood in Roswell, you will need to analyze pricing, both current and past, of the neighborhood’s homes and apartment buildings. You can peruse sites like Zillow and Streeteasy to find a price history of the neighborhood(s) under consideration. Experts recommend looking at pricing for the past two to three years. And they also advise examining not only average sales prices but price appreciation on recently sold properties and how much they are selling under or over the asking price. It’s also a good idea to check market reports from local brokerage firms.

Check Absorption Rates

The neighborhood’s absorption rate is also important. These figures are available through local brokers and pertinent real estate sites and can give you a good idea of the sales pace of the neighborhood, being derived from the number of sales vs. listing inventory. You can get the monthly absorption rate by dividing the total listing inventory by the number of sales in a month. This will yield sales activity of the neighborhood, letting you know how strong the market is there and whether it’s a good area for investment. It’s essential to get a good feel for the market in this way before putting down your money.

Check Amenities

Whether you live in the property or rent it, neighborhood amenities will be an important consideration to help you find the right neighborhood in Roswell. Some of the important amenities to consider include access to public transportation such as trains and buses and walking and biking opportunities. In addition, you should look for greenery and open spaces like parks or a nearby waterfront walk. You should also be able to detect a strong sense of community in the neighborhood as evidenced in community gardens and commercial corridors, coffee shops and local restaurants.

Track Neighborhood Growth

Most of the time, increasing home values is a phenomenon of proximity. When people (both individuals and businesses) are priced out of one area, they will move to the nearest, more affordable neighborhood. Tracking this kind of growth in potential neighborhoods will help you find the right neighborhood in Roswell.

Observe at Ground Level

You can learn a lot by talking to real estate agents and checking online sources, but nothing beats a ground-level, in-the-trenches view. So when you think you’ve found a likely neighborhood, it’s time to hit the sidewalk with some shoe leather. Walk around the neighborhood observing carefully, use the public transportation yourself, do some shopping in local stores, and talk to neighborhood residents. Statistics like crime statistics can be misleading at the least. So if you want a better idea of how safe a neighborhood is, talk to homeowners and local business people.

Location is everything, they say, and so it is. So you really have to put in the time and effort and do the research to find the right neighborhood in Roswell. But you don’t have to do it all yourself. The right real estate professionals can make it much easier to find the right neighborhood. And we are ready to help you do just that.

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Tania Gardere MacLeod

Roswell’s Perfect Spot Top Producing Real Estate Agent & Lacrosse Mama IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tan - like a SUN-TANya, not TONya). Not to digress, but I get this question all the time. My husband Doug & I have lived here in Roswell since 2002 and we have 1 son and 3 girls. All of them play lacrosse, so when I’m not out showing and selling houses, doing walk throughs, attending closing celebrations, taking continuing education classes, attending seminars, watching HGTV or jogging with my dogs, you’ll find me on the side lines of a lacrosse field cheering for my kids and their teams! I’ve been in Real Estate right here in Roswell since 2007. Currently, I average about 95%+ of my business comes from referral, so it’s critical that I connect with my clients from the beginning and spend some time discussing what their goals are, so we can create a plan that makes sense for them. I’ve been able to sell homes for more money and in less time than the average agent in Atlanta. That means your house is on the market for less time, so you can move on to your next phase of life... and have more money too! Being in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Atlanta, means I’m doing more business so I deal with the majority of bumps that can come up during a transaction so that we are better prepared how to handle anything that comes our way. This is the biggest investment for most of us, and I want this to be a great experience for you too! I’m not a transactional real estate agent, I’m a FULL - SERVICE RELATIONAL REALTOR®. I am here to help you and your family (including your family pets! ) through the entire process, well before it’s time to put your house on the market to sell or time to buy a new house, and well after we’ve close on your new perfect spot to call home. Sometimes we need to come up with a plan to save up for that dream house for a year or two or even work with my lenders to craft a credit repair or improvement plan so you qualify for a better loan option and rate. Often times, my buyers have to sell first, but they don’t want to put their house on the market before they find the perfect spot to call home and buy. So we have a vicious cycle of not enough homes (or the right homes) on the market when you need to buy. Don’t worry, this is where my networking skills really help you out. I keep a secret list of homes not on the market. And many times, you can tell me a specific neighborhood you want to live in, and I can FIND someone who might consider selling to you. I go the extra mile to make sure we find or sell your perfect spot to call home. I’m your life time real estate advisor! Many referred to me as the high energy Roswell Real Estate Expert. It's where I live, work and play!

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