Monday, December 19, 2011

How to choose a Neighborhood

The choice of neighborhood is an increasingly important factor in the home buying process.
Your lifestyle is as important as the ideal features that you are looking for in a prospective home, making it essential to not only have the details of a potential new home, but also the neighborhood in which it is located and where you may eventually live.
Considerations such as local schools, amenities, transportation, traffic, crime rates, weather, and the surrounding community are all key aspects of selecting the ideal home and location for you and your lifestyle.
For more information regarding the Imperial Valley, or if you have questions relating to specific neighborhoods, give me a call or email me

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Before browsing listings, reflect on the following questions:

Choosing to purchase a new house is an exciting life decision that requires some initial considerations to ensure you find the perfect home.
Before browsing listings, reflect on the following questions: 
  • How large does the house have to be for my family to be comfortable?
  • How many rooms and bathrooms are required?
  • What size of yard will accommodate children and pets?
  • What are my current parking and transportation needs?
  • How important is having a house close to work, local amenities, public transportation?
  • In which areas of the city would you like to live? 
  • Are there areas that you want to avoid? 
  • Are you willing to purchase a home that is involved with a Home Owner’s Association? 
  • Are there special considerations required for hobbies, guests, potential additions to the family, physical limitations or disabilities?

The answers to these questions will help you not only determine the type of house that will be the best for you, but also save you time from viewing houses that don’t meet your personal criteria.
To start your home search and find local listings in the area, contact me and we can review your criteria and find houses that meet your personal criteria.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A little about me

In case you do not know who I am, my name is Alcy Garcia. I'm a Realtor in Sunny Southern California, and no not Los Angeles or San Diego. I am located further down towards the California/Arizona border, in El Centro. I was born in the Bay Area, but I grew up in the Imperial Valley. I have been in the business since 2004, first as an administrative assistant for El Dorado Realty then as a Real Estate Agent as I quickly fell in love with work. I have been licensed since 2009 by the California Department of Real Estate. I love working with clients to find them a place to call home. What I would love to accomplish with this blog, is to help not only buyers and sellers but also those that are losing their dream, the dream of owning a home.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Alcy G.