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When buying a new house, you’re not just buying a roof to keep over your head. You’re buying a home to build your life in. To create a refuge from the outside world, to create memories within, and to grow your family in.

A home is a reflection of who you are, the things you fill your life with and your values. And this is true for the neighborhood your home resides in as well. Whether you are a young family or planning to start one in the near future choosing the perfect neighborhood for your lifestyle will bring you years of good memories to come.

The perfect place to start when choosing a neighborhood is by asking your agent! So many factors go into selecting a home and we know the importance of the various factors you need to consider for settling a young family. We can choose houses for showing that fit your unique family needs as it grows.

When scouting out local neighborhoods visit their community center and library. Both will be able to provide you with a list of local groups and activities that are available. You’ll most likely be able to find a local paper or newsletter here as well to get a feel the neighborhood’s culture and community involvement.

Most couples start by researching the schools in the neighborhoods on their list. Things to consider are budget and the available extracurricular activities that are available. It’s easy to focus on preschools and kindergartens when searching but remember to look at the middle and high schools as well.

Search for meetups for parent groups that meet regularly to have play dates. This is also a great way to find and meet locals to ask them questions about their experiences with the community. Reach out to the group organizer with a friendly message and they will be more than likely happy to answer and all of your questions.

Take a drive around the area to get a lay of the land. Are there nearby playgrounds and parks you could walk or take a short drive to? Visiting at different times of the day can give you an idea of the neighborhoods general routine. Are there lots of young children getting on the bus in the morning or teenagers riding their bikes around in the afternoons?

You’ll also want to carefully consider costs of homes in that neighborhood and if they fit your budget. If you’re planning a family you’ll want to have an idea of future costs while creating this budget so you don’t find yourself strapped between your mortgage and childcare.

Planning your family’s future is an exciting time and choosing the neighborhood you’ll raise your children in is pivotal. As your family grows over the years their needs will change too. The perfect neighborhood is the one that will have a positive environment for your child whether they’re 18 months or 17 years old.


For most homeowners, a home is not just a property with four walls and a roof over their head. Over time, it becomes a place that reminds them of sweet memories spent with family and friends. Buying a home is expensive, and as a result, it is essential that you relegate any form of emotions and apply business-minded strategies in making good decisions. With this in mind, here are some costly emotional mistakes home buyers make and how you can avoid making them.

Falling in love too quickly

Buying a home can play with your emotions. But you must balance your dreams with the realities of your budget. Turn a deaf ear when the agent tells you "Oh, this house was made for you," or "It suits you perfectly," Focus on what you want in terms of space, location, maintenance, and the price. If you are buying a house, buy the one you need rather than what you want.

Allowing others to "steer" the process 

Agents and family members can be assertive in attempting to "tell" you what home to buy. What's more, friends who won't even live in the house will aggressively offer opinions about the subject. In an attempt to please others, some homeowners get highly emotional and buy a house they never liked. It is your house, and you will be the one living in it. Friends and loved ones only visit. So put yourself in charge of the buying process. 

Overpaying for a property 

Another common emotional mistake homebuyers make is paying too much for a property. Buyers—especially new ones—always tend to become desperate to buy a house or buy a house in a popular area, and most time, they end up paying far too much for the property. To avoid overpaying for a home, keep your emotional side locked and check the prices of similar houses in the area to avoid being ripped off. 

Putting the pen on paper too soon 

Generally, before you purchase a house, you need to sign a contract and pay a deposit. However, don't get too excited and sign the contract immediately you make the decision. Take your time to read through every line of the agreement. Also, get a seasoned lawyer or property professional to guide you, to ensure your interest comes first and insert any needed clauses. It is tough to make changes once you sign a contract.

Although buying a house can be an emotional experience, it is also an exciting time. Avoiding emotional mistakes, doing your research and keeping a calm head should help you to get a good home that meets all your needs.


This property offers a most desirable Gloucester location. Set at the head of Edgemoor Road amongst its expansive and historic homes, along the edge of Gloucester’s prestigious Eastern Point Neighborhood and just a few hundred feet from the beautiful white sands of Niles Beach. Imagine your days as you step outside your door in the morning to enjoy breathtaking walks through Eastern Point and along Gloucester’s famed Back Shore, or choose a day at the beach as you sit back relax and take in the ever changing beauty of Gloucester Harbor. In addition Eastern Point Yacht Club, the galleries and restaurants of Rocky Neck, Good Harbor Beach and Bass Rocks Golf Course are located close by. Currently this contemporary style dwelling would benefit from updating and would yield a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a finished basement, multiple decks and some peaks of the harbor, or utilize the 40,000+sf lot to expand or build new in one Gloucester’s premiere neighborhoods.

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1 Edgemoor Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

Single-Family

$775,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This property offers a most desirable Gloucester location. Set at the head of Edgemoor Road amongst its expansive and historic homes, along the edge of Gloucester's prestigious Eastern Point Neighborhood and just a few hundred feet from the beautiful white sands of Niles Beach. Imagine your days as you step outside your door in the morning to enjoy breathtaking walks through Eastern Point and along Gloucester's famed Back Shore, or choose a day at the beach as you sit back relax and take in the ever changing beauty of Gloucester Harbor. In addition Eastern Point Yacht Club, the galleries and restaurants of Rocky Neck, Good Harbor Beach and Bass Rocks Golf Course are located close by. Currently this contemporary style dwelling would benefit from updating and would yield a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a finished basement, multiple decks and some peaks of the harbor, or utilize the 40,000+sf lot to expand or build new in one Gloucester's premiere neighborhoods.
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