When you begin your search for a new home, there is a lot of information to cover regarding your potential new neighborhood. Ask your agent to gather information on these topics before you schedule a showing.
1. Important demographics
Ask for information on the school district in the area, median household income, city reports, cost of living, and more. You should also ask how far an address is from public services, shopping areas, and other amenities.
2. Taxes and prices
Real estate professionals can find the previous sales prices of homes in and around the neighborhood. With this information, you can identify trends in home values to help determine if you should buy in that neighborhood or look elsewhere.
3. Crime reports
Your agent can focus on a neighborhood or zip code through available websites to provide you with crime reports and other safety issues.