Do buyers care about school districts even if they do not have school-aged children living in their homes? How important is it for buyers to live close to where they work? Is the old real estate saying “location, location, location” still accurate? You bet!
NAR’s 2018 third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey asks these and many other questions.
Below are some of the responses:
* 25% said proximity to friends and family is most important
* 24% said proximity to job is most important
* 20% said proximity to schools of choice is most important
In the Triangle area, buyers consider commuting to work and to the airport. Many Triangle residents travel for personal and business and they would like to stay within 30-45 min drive to the RDU Airport.
I also find many buyers want to be within 15-20 minutes of their regular social activities, including ballroom dancing, running groups, local gyms, tennis clubs, golf courses plus coffee shops, sports bars and neighborhood restaurants.
Buyers who want acreage want to be within 45 min to the above locations and would like to have basic shopping such as groceries and gas stations within 10-15 minutes.
Most neighborhoods still require you to drive but downtown urban living is a hot topic in Raleigh and Durham in particular.
Condos, townhomes, and high-rise buildings are being built for people who enjoy working, living and walking to everything they need within just a few minutes of their front door.
Whatever your preference for location is in the Triangle, I can find you a place to call home.
I serve the entire Triangle area from the city to the suburbs to the acreage. To discuss your housing options in the Triangle NC area, call Amy for your Shair of the market.