What are the top priorities for relocating home buyers?

Top priorities for relocating home buyers, according to real estate blogger Leslie Mann of Gibson Sotheby’s International Real Estate:

■ Commute (typically promoted as distance from Boston) and/or commuting options like the T and commuter rail and proximity to major roadways

■ Schools (rankings, locations, proximity of private schools)


■ Median home price/tax rate

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■ New versus old construction

■ Size of home

■ Cultural/artistic and recreational opportunities

■ Shopping (includes groceries and furniture stores to decorate “new” homes)


■ Proximity to hospitals and other medical facilities

■ Spiritual opportunities/places of worship

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