Should You Buy a Home on a Corner lot? |

Should You Buy a Home on a Corner lot?

When buying a home, you’ll be met with a ton of choices. What city do you like? What neighborhood seems best? What local amenities are important for you to be near? Another choice you may find yourself making is whether to select a home on a corner lot or not. There are many advantages and some potential hurdles you may have to get over if you decide a corner lot is right for you. Let’s take a look at a few.

Increase in Curb Appeal
A corner lot allows more of the exterior of your home to be visible to the public. Your landscaping and gardening skills will be on showcase, resulting in a better opportunity for your home's curb appeal to be displayed compared to an interior home.

Additional Space
Corner Lots typically are larger than interior lots. While this will give you more work to do when it comes to mowing the lawn or raking leaves, you’ll likely have a lot more space to entertain during warmer months. 

The layout of the interior of the home also could lend you more space compared to interior homes. With a bigger lot comes the possibility of larger rooms or different floor plans compared to your neighbor.

Amplified Traffic and Noise
Corner lots sit where two streets intersect. This gives way to your home potentially being the site of an abundance of traffic noise. Additionally, you may face pedestrians out for a stroll, joggers cutting across your lawn, your corner becoming a bus stop for rambunctious kids of all ages, and a myriad of public events occurring close to your home simply because of its location.

More Privacy
With one side of the home facing the road, a corner lot gives you less neighbors which means the potential for more privacy. 

Increase in Natural Light:
With two sides of your home visible to the street and not blocked by a neighbor, your home would have the potential to have more natural light coming in. More natural light eliminates the need for artificial lights inside the home, causing your energy costs to decrease.

A home on a corner lot has several pros and cons, and a con to one person could be a pro to another. It’s all about what’s right for you, your budget, and your lifestyle. Connect with one of more than 9,000 agents today to help you make an informed decision. Ready to buy but not sure what you can afford? Check out the mortgage calculator to help estimate possible monthly payments. Download the app and put the power of fresh and accurate listing data in the palm of your hand. The app is available free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For local listings you can trust, start with

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