Fall is a popular time to look for a home, particularly for singles and couples who have the flexibility to move outside of the school year. If you are considering a move, but want to learn more about various neighborhoods in your target area, we’re here to help. With the “Find Your Neighborhood” feature available from the realtor.com home page, you can identify specific neighborhoods that meet your home search criteria.
For example, say that you’re considering a home search in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami. Enter the neighborhood, city, or ZIP code details and click on “Search” to explore the neighborhood in detail. You can zoom in on the area map and peruse an overview of the neighborhood’s home values, housing market, best schools in the area, and even local businesses or restaurants ranked by Yelp.
Once you have an overview of the neighborhood and decide it could be a potential contender, it’s time to check out homes. Whether you are buying, or perhaps renting while you wait to buy a home, simply click on “Homes for Sale” or “Homes for Rent.” Scroll through available home listings or personalize your search by applying our filters. For instance, if you are looking for a single-family home at a maximum price of $700,000 with at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms, you can tailor your search by clicking on “More Filters.” Here, you have the option to further refine your search results by selecting features you’re most interested in: a specific home or lot size, central air conditioning, a garage, and much more. After entering each detail, click on “Done” and your customized search results will populate.
You may want to indicate favorite homes you find by clicking on the heart icon at the top right of each listing, or save your search so you can easily come back to the most up-to-date listing information in the given neighborhood.
Identifying the right neighborhood for you is just as important as finding the right home. “Find Your Neighborhood” helps you gain invaluable insights about the area’s housing market trends and community features, and ensure that they are aligned to the home features that best suit your needs.