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There are many things to consider when purchasing real estate. Other than house condition, the location is probably most likely to decide the cost of the property. Home buyers must decide what is most important to their personal happiness before making a home purchase. Ideally, you will have lived in a rural setting as well as a city setting. This allows the proper basis for determining your living preferences. If you’ve only lived in one setting and not the other, there are a few pros and cons to consider.
Rural housing allows home buyers to buy an exceptional property often at no money down. A house that might cost $250,000 in the city might sell for as little as $175,000 when listed in a more remote area. If you enjoy having your own property to keep up, a rural buy might be best for you. There is very little land to go around in a developed city environment. If you buy rural, you have to consider limited access to stores and entertainment. There is often a great distance between your home and your nearest neighbor so you have to get used to life on your own.
A home in the city comes with an inflated price tag but greater availability of services. For example, the best schools are typically found in the city as well as access to the best theaters and restaurants. A city is a hub of social activity where you are likely to meet friends and find stimulation beyond a rural setting. Make the appropriate home buying choice for you and your family.