Tech Households: Are Your Services And Utilities Good Enough?
The Internet has long since passed the point of being a privilege. A decent internet connection may still seem like a nice feature than a necessity to retired households, but to get things done in modern society, a few tech-based services are paramount. If you haven't purchased a home before, or have fallen into a trap of bad services after a move, here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for tech lifestyle amenities:
Internet Service Varies By Region
Do you have an Internet Service Provider that you can't stand? Have you been stuck in a service monopoly area? Keep in mind that as you move to other cities--and especially across different states--the experience can be quite different.
People will argue about consistency and how business should be done, but the reality of internet service is that it all depends on the local staff and local infrastructure. The worst ISP in one state could have a great team that goes above and beyond to maintain their equipment in another state. This can even happen across different counties, so ask about specific local companies for the houses you want to buy.
Avoid getting into arguments about the company specifically. Many people will not know the difference because they may not have moved often while understanding their internet quality, so it all comes down to the reports in that specific area.
Map Out The Stores, Colleges, And Workshops
If you find yourself needing repairs, where are you going to look for help? Big box electronic stores may charge a lot of money because of the scarcity of services and the general lack of tech awareness in the area. To have a better chance of getting your computers, televisions, 3D printers, or other modern electronics repaired, make sure your new home has a lot of big, nerdy brains in the area.
Look for homes near tech-focused colleges, as there will be entire classes of people learning how to repair tech and plenty of supervisors able to clean up their mess if it doesn't go well. Find areas that have multiple computer stores to have decent competition for your repairs, and look for cities and towns that encourage computer learning.
Finding the home of your dreams isn't always about the design. Sometimes it's about having a home at an acceptable quality level, but being surrounded by wonderful neighborhood services and cultural features that fit your interests.
Contact a company like RE/MAX TOWN & COUNTRY to find single family homes for sale that match your tech needs.