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Brought to you by Lake Oswego Realtor Justin Harnish - Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -

Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesIf you're planning on upsizing, downsizing or relocating sometime this year, you may already have a vision of your perfect home in mind. But, don't let ample closet space or an open floor plan distract you from one of the most important features of a new home - a great location.

The right location can help you live the kind of lifestyle you want and improve your property value when you're ready to sell. Here are four neighborhood features to keep in mind as you search:

Walkability - Many buyers are looking for pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in walking distance of coffee shops, grocery stores, gyms and other amenities. Walkable neighborhoods boast higher property values and better quality of life.

Mature trees - Tree-lined streets can give a neighborhood an established feel, improve walkability and lower energy costs.

Parks & schools - Pay attention to the proximity of green spaces as well as the quality of local schools. Whether you have kids or not, well-maintained parks and top-rated schools will help your home keep its value and appeal to future buyers.

Shopping & restaurants - In addition to giving you easy access to food and retail options, an abundance of new businesses can be a sign of future growth for the neighborhood.

Harnish Properties has been helping people buy and sell homes in Lake Oswego for over 35 years. We know the neighborhoods and look forward to showing you everything this city has to offer!

Harnish Properties

201 B Avenue, Suite 101

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com

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