Tips and Tricks to Discovering the Safe Neighborhood of Your Dreams
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Moving into a new house in an unfamiliar area can leave you fraught with worry, especially over the safety of an area. Luckily, there are a few great ways to determine if you’re moving into a safe neighborhood.
Check out the neighborhood
You saw a listing for the perfect house online but sometimes a picture doesn’t say a thousand words: even if you love the look of the house, it is worth checking out if you live nearby. This is a great way to get a feel the area -- are the other houses falling apart? Is it on a busy road? You can also look at the people in the neighborhood: if they look happy, you might be too! Don’t be afraid to talk to the locals to get the inside scoop on the area.
Are there many homes for sale in that area?
Neighborhoods that have a lot of houses on the market can signify the safety: if a lot of houses are for sale, it’s a sign that people are looking to leave. Whether it be crime, environmental conditions, or maybe just a rise in taxes, it’s worth doing some digging before you settle on a house in an undesirable area.
Read reviews on travel sites
Even though you’re not a traveler, you’re similar to one: you’ve never been to this area before and you might be surprised by a lot of the same things as someone passing by. This is a great way to read up on local experiences, especially regarding fun things to do in the area -- or lack thereof. Reviews online may have loads of conflicting data, however; if you can, it’s best to speak to natives or look into finding someone to manage your rental home search.
Consult rental management services
If you’re ready to move to an area, a rental management service can help you find more than the perfect house -- especially the local property management. In fact, the perfect neighborhood may be right in their file. What’s great about talking to someone in person is that you’re not flooded with information: you talk to them and tell them what you’re looking for. In fact, with the help of an investment professional, up to 30% of renters said they would be more likely to invest. While travel sites and home search sites are great to get an idea of what you’re looking for, it’s up to you and your management service to find the location that will perfectly fit your needs.
Finding a property means nothing if you don’t like its location. Use these resources to find the perfect, safe neighborhood for you.
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