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Watch: 5 Steps to Finding the Right Neighborhood for You

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Take your potential new turf for a test drive with these handy tips.

Choosing a new neighborhood is a lot like dating. Sometimes it's love at first sight. Other times, you need to spend a little more one-on-one time to really size up what's in front of you. As with a potential love interest, you'll probably do a little digging to see if there are any red flags (come on—we totally know you've pre-Googled your dates). But mostly, making a match comes down to asking a lot of questions and exploring all your options. For more quick tips on finding “the one" (neighborhood, that is), watch the video above.


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The Nest and Coldwell Banker Real Estate present Find Your Happy Place, a sponsored series featuring tips and advice to help you find a neighborhood (and home!) that'll make you happy for years to come. Visit ColdwellBanker.com to start your home-buying journey.