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GENWORTHCANADASPRING201413HOUSE-HUNTWHEREYOUSHOP...andbrunchandworkout.Iyouspendalototimeinaspecifcneighbourhoodalreadychancesareowningahomeinthatneighbourhoodmaybeagoodft.Weallstrivetomakeitalittlesimplersomedays.SowhenyouhaveplacestoshopbankgetyourhaircutandsoonwithinacoupleominutesromhomeitsagreatftsaysJonsson.WEIGHESTABLISHEDNEIGHBOURHOODSVERSUSNEWDEVELOPMENTSMcCannsotheruprontquestionisDoyouwanttoliveinanestablishedneighbourhoodoranewsubdivisionThebeneftsotheormerincludeastablecommunityidentityandresourcesandknownrealestatevalues.Butiyoudiveintoanewdevelopmentyoullplayamoreactiveroleinhelpingtocarveoutareshcommunityvibeotenwhilesavingonyourhometoo.THINKABOUTDISTANCEIyouhavekidsorarestartingaamilysoonthinkaboutwalkingdistanceandroadsaety.ItsalwaysabonuswhenkidscanwalktoschoolwithoutcrossingamainroadwayandparksandplaygroundsarewithinwalkingdistancesaysrealestateappraiserValJonssonoWinnipegMan.EveniyourkidsareyoungnowthinkfveyearsaheadcanyouseethemwalkingthemselvestoschooleachmorningYesThatsagiantcheckmark.BUYINGOFFTHEBLUEPRINTLOOKAROUNDYOUManyfrst-timerschoosetosavemoneybybuyingtheirfrsthousetownhouseorcondoatthepre-buildstage.Whendoingsosurveythesurroundingarea.Thenewbuildthatsclosertoadditionalhousingsupermarketsshopscommunitycentresandparksisthesmarterinvestment.LandvaluesmightbesimilaratthebeginningstagesoadevelopmentwithinfvepercenthowevertheresalecanbegreaterortheneighbourhoodthathaseverythingwithinitsboundariessaysJonsson.GETOUTTHEREANDSTARTMEETINGPEOPLEFinallyonceyouhaveselectedaewpotentialneighbourhoodstogohouse-huntingwithingetstartedonyourlegwork.TheonlywaytodeterminethebestneighbourhoodoryouistowalkthestreetssaysMcCann.McCannaddsTalkwiththedogwalkershavelunchatthelocalrestaurantstakeinagameatthelocalarenaandinyourtravelstalktoeveryoneyoumeet.Thesewillbeyournewneighbourswhoisbettertogiveyoutheinsidescooponwhatmakesitagreatplacetolive