Important Factors When Buying a Home

Whether you are looking to purchase an existing home or build a home on available land, Absolute Realty is here to help you make the best decision for you and your family. We believe in the community, culture, and quality of Chatham County, NC, and we know it’s one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Here are a few factors to consider when determining where you want to live (and how Chatham County ticks off those important checkboxes).


Virtually all the homebuying blogs agree: the most important aspect to think about when choosing your home is its location. Loving where you live seems like a no-brainer, and there is plenty to love about Chatham County

Founded in 1771, it’s a historical area rich in culture and heritage, but that’s not to say the county has been left in the past. Chatham is home to beautiful hilly landscapes, recreational areas like Jordan Lake, craft breweries, planned communities, and much more. Rural enough to ensure privacy and small-town life for you and your family, the county is near the famed Research Triangle, with its high-paying tech jobs that bring people to the area from all over the country.


If you have kids or are planning to start a family, one of your chief concerns is likely the quality of your children’s education. Chatham County has a high rating on education-ranking website Niche, and its schools are consistently ranked in the top fifth of the state for both quality of education and overall diversity.

Want to explore all your options? No problem. Kids in Chatham County have access to public schools as well as private education systems, magnet schools, Montessori schools, and more.

Taxes and Cost of Living

At the end of the day, you want to make sure you are setting yourself up well financially when you decide on a home. For this, you’ll need to do research regarding local tax structures, cost of living concerns, and similar issues.

According to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Chatham’s property taxes are slightly below the state average of .676. Centrally located, the county is a perfect blend of affordable living and high-class amenities.

Need more help deciding on a house for your family? That’s what Absolute Realty is here for. Call our team of experienced realtors to get a sense of your available housing options.

You May Also Like