Do not wait until after you've put a contract on a home and had the inspection before you go to the town Web site and discover that a property seemingly adjacent to yours has been zoned INDUSTRIAL.
Kudos to The Partner for even thinking to look at the zoning map, despite the late date. If it was up to me, we'd be moved in, cavorting in the swimming pool, only to notice the crevass of a waste facility or the spires of a power plant manifesting itself next door.
So, we wait to get through the voice mail jungle of the town office in order to find out who owns this wooded property and what the plans are for it.
As if I needed more of an excuse to procrastinate packing.