I used to have a neighbor that had a corner lot and every weekend he always had trash to pick up from people throwing it out their windows while turning at the corner. This was in a nice neighborhood, but it seemed to always happen on this particular lot.
When you find the house that you feel comfortable living in, the lot location will be a distant memory. However, a lot of families with young children do prefer cul-de-sac lots, so you may want to consider that if you have small children or for future resale value.
Thank you for your question and best wishes to you and your family wherever you are on the block.
Real Living/Best Homes
1. Depending on the traffic flow, some people think a corner lot may be more hazardous for potential accidents.
2. Generally, corner lots have bigger front and side yards, while courtyard or cul-de-sac lots have larger back yards. Where do you want to play?
3. Corner lot homes sometimes show better because of their increased visibility.
4. Some people tell us that corner lots are less vulnerable to burglaries, because of that increased visibility. Others say that it is safer to have neighbors on each side.
5. Corner lots have one side with no (noisy or nosey) neighbors. But they may have more traffic noise.
6. Smaller yards are easier to take care of, but hard to have a garden party or play croquet or badminton in.
A good idea is to talk with an agent who will take the time to listen to your lifestyle needs and help you to find a home that fits them all and delights you.
Ellen and Doc Stephens
Keller Williams Realty - Cityview
Corner lots have a great curb appeal because of having more land for landscaping, so this may add to your property esthetic value for resale consideration.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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