Searching for a New Place to Live? Here’s What to Look For

luxury real estateThe millennial generation has finally entered into the home buying market and it’s a very exciting time. You’ve probably heard for years that your generation is spoiled, entitled, and lazy, but you clearly have worked hard to get to this point, so let all that noise fall on deaf ears.

It’s time for you to find a great place to live and settle in with your spouse to (maybe) eventually start a family! But what, exactly, constitutes a great place to live?

Here are a few things that the average millennial homebuyer is looking for nowadays:

Luxury real estate

Ask just about anyone on the home buying market and almost everyone will admit that luxury houses are at least atop their dream real estate list. Far too many people think that luxury homes cost a fortune and never pursue anything with the word “luxury” attached to it. That’s not always the case, however. There are plenty of excellent luxury real estate communities that are affordable — you just have to know where to look.

Energy efficient properties

Nearly half — 48% — of homebuyers that are interested in brand new homes admit that “energy-efficiency” is their most desired feature. Millennial homebuyers do enjoy smart appliances, luxurious designs, and other presumably costly features, but they still are quite frugal. Not only do they look for great deals when buying these otherwise expensive items, they also put a tremendous effort in saving on their energy expenses.

Great school districts

Even if you don’t have children now, it’s always a possibility. Millennials are always thinking about the future and considering future children is very important. Make sure that when you’re searching for a great place to live, you do a little research about the school districts beforehand.

Safe and clean neighborhoods

In a recent survey by Urban Land Institute, roughly 50% of survey respondents said that walkability is one of the top priorities in where they would choose to live. If you can’t walk around the neighborhood without feeling unsafe or finding piles of trash, it might not be the best place for you.

If you’re looking for new homes in Philadelphia and are hoping to find some luxury real estate in a safe, clean, and excellent school district, contact Creekside at Llanerch today!