Don’t buy a house near Waterloo’s go-karts or mink farm.

go cartThere are some people in Waterloo’s north-west corner that are unhappy that they bought a house last winter. They didn’t know that behind the trees, not that far away is a go-kart track. There is none of the peace and quiet that you’d expect sitting out on your back deck.

There are some other people in Waterloo’s north-east corner that live near a mink farm. The mink farm has been there for years and years and they have been trying to get rid of it for years and years. It really stinks.

We like to say in real estate that the three most important things are location, location, and location. Sometimes we fall in love with a house without considering the neighborhood. Check it out thoroughly. Petitioning to have a business closed because a neighborhood grew up around it will not work.

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