At the Dentist Office Waiting for my Daughter, Lauren

As I sit at the dentist office, waiting for my daughter Lauren, I began to think. Would being closer to the dentist office, physicians office, or maybe a park district be an important decision to someone seeking to buy a home? It took me more than twenty minutes to get here. I love this dentist office, it’s clean, the staff are professional, they use the latest technology and equipment. But what if it were five minutes away from home? I would save on gas and time.

When I purchased my first home price was the driving factor, then age, then location. I didn’t consider local amenities. So, what was important to you when you purchased? Would you take more time to consider the local amenities, shopping, doctors office, pool and or school district?

In my case, we bought based on the above reasons and luckily the school district offered a dual language program which has become a driving force in our city. My kids are bi-literate not just bi-lingual. Pretty cool when you think about and I didn’t even search for the program.

This was great! Dual language for my kids offered by the public school system. Even though this is great, the next time I decide to purchase a home I will definitely consider, shopping, park district and walkability.

What will you consider the next time you consider purchasing your first home or your next home? What if you actually researched the city? What would you learn? Tell me. I want to know.