When prospecting a house, it is advised to concentrate on the interior but not to forget the exterior. That done, look at the other facets of the property. Is there a nearby waterway like a river or a creek? It may be a source of pests like insects and rats. Is there a dump site nearby or even a church. You know, a church is a place of worship but it is a bane to the residents of the area since parking on the street is prevalent. For a residential house, the best is in a secondary street with no disturbances like passing vehicles.