Tips to Finding a Gay Friendly Neighborhood

Tips to Finding a Gay Friendly NeighborhoodWhen you and your partner are searching for your new home, you may also want to consider the type of neighborhood that you will move into. Although it’s 2012, there are still narrow-minded people out there. If you and your family don’t feel comfortable and safe in your new home then a great experience will inevitably be ruined. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re searching for your ideal neighborhood.

Safety and Comfort

Do a little research on recent, local hate crimes. Life is stressful enough, and you shouldn’t have to worry about holding hands in public, or your child being accepted at their new school.

Consider the City

If the city life is for you then you’re in luck. American cities generally have larger and stronger gay communities, which will naturally make you and your family fell more comfortable with your surroundings.

Affordability

Don’t spread yourself too thin because you think you found a great neighborhood or home to live in. Like all new homebuyers, you need to purchase property within your means.

Amenities

You know yourself better than anyone. It’s okay to take suggestions and advice when searching for a place to live, but in the end you need to live somewhere that can support your lifestyle. It makes sense to buy a home that is surrounded with activities and attractions that spark your interest.

Ask for Advice

You are never alone. If you don’t want to rely on your real estate agent or lawyer to direct you towards the best neighborhood then ask your friends and family for advice.

I’m Patrick Marryman, and  write for the Total Mortgage Blog and am also a contributor on our Total Guide page.

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