St. John's Real Estate
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Choosing a Neighbourhood in St. John's
St. John's Schools
If you have children, the proximity and quality of schools is an important
consideration. Talking to neighbours with school age children can be
helpful. In some areas schools will provide data (such as average test
scores) that can aid you in determining a school's quality.
Transportation in St. John's
Convenient access to public transportation and/or major highways can
mean the difference between a pleasurable and not-so-pleasurable commute
Amenities like a grocery store, parks, recreational facilities, post
office, dry cleaner and a doctor's office can make life easier if they
are located nearby.
By researching the selling prices of homes in over the past decade or
so, you may be able to predict future trends. Your St. John's real estate
agent may be able to provide helpful data.
Avoid unpleasant surprises by finding out what utility costs are before
you decide to purchase. Fees for water, electric, cable tv, phone and
gas vary greatly by region.
Noise and Nuisances
It can be hard to get an accurate impression of a neighbourhood in just
one visit. Be sure to return to the neighbourhood at different times
of the day and night. Listen for traffic noise, barking dogs, low-flying
airplanes and any other noises that could bother you as a resident.