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10 ways to find the right neighborhood for you

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I'm a sales strategist turned real estate agent and home renovator.  I like my coffee hot, homes modern and cabins rustic. I'm on a mission to make renvoation easier. 

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Buying and listing  strategies to get you home. 

These tips for experiencing a neighborhood are like getting invited into a local’s family home while you’re on vacation. You get a little window into what it feels like to live in a community and what lifestyle you would enjoy should you decide to join the community.

Finding the right neighborhood is so personal.

10 ways you can experience and test drive a neighborhood before you buy a house:

  1. Go grocery shopping
  2. Visit parks
  3. Eat at local restaurants and bars
  4. Test drive the commute
  5. Tour schools
  6. Volunteer
  7. Visit (and work from) coffee shops
  8. Attend a local event
  9. Go for a walk around the neighborhood, bring your dog!
  10. Do all the above at various times of day

This bonus tip is for the overachievers out there. Really want to give a new city a test drive? Rent an AirBnB and live like a local for a week, better yet, a month!

Ready to find your next home? You can reach me by email or phone: https://smithcove.co/contact

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Hi, I'm Julie.
Magnolia local
 & real estate agent.

I'm obsessed with renovation, design and a well appointed hat.  I love connecting my love of photography with helping buyers find their way home. 

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