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Author Topic: best ways to research a neighborhood  (Read 5317 times)

Offline juntjoo

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best ways to research a neighborhood
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:48:19 am »
I'm new here looking to but my first home, which will be some combination of my first home to live in and my first rental property to rent out after I pay it off or some time down the road. So i'm really looking anywhere between 15-60k, just to provide an overview, but my first question(I'll have many) is what do you guys use to research an area save driving through it? How would one collect pertinent data like crime stats and rental property stats and whatever important info you collect? I'm just looking for a couple tips to get better educated before I grab something. Thanks!

Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 01:12:13 am »
I just found neighborhoodscout.com.

Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:08:07 am »
And http://msc.fema.gov flood zone info...

Offline Moses O

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 04:20:48 am »
For crime stats you can can the police department in the area or sheriff office.Ask about crime rates.They might point you less crime rate areas.

Check online for information about schools and other amenities.

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Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 03:25:41 pm »
Yeah, neighborhoodscouts.com has crime info also, but just found out it's subscription site, but not too expensive. 

Offline davewindsor

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 04:12:37 pm »
Yeah, neighborhoodscouts.com has crime info also, but just found out it's subscription site, but not too expensive. 

I use crimereports.com.  The police in my area upload data to it daily.  They post everything from noise by-law tickets to homicides and it's FREE.
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Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 07:16:48 pm »
Cool, thanks. I'll see if my county/city has something similar...

Oh, looks like it's not a local thing (national).

Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 07:20:56 pm »
Oh, and neighborhoodscout.com has appreciation data and I believe rental stats too.

Offline juntjoo

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2012, 01:55:33 am »
Does anyone use neighborhoodscouts.com or any other similar sites, subscription or FREE! would be nice, and could comment? Please share. I'm about to spend some $$$ on neighborhoodscouts and want to do some shopping. Thanks
« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 01:57:30 am by juntjoo »

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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 04:05:43 am »
To check crime stats in the neighborhood, try CrimeReports and MyLocalCrime. If you want to check what are the recreational spots, try Yelp. For transportation access, you should try WalkScore. I hope this helps.
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Re: best ways to research a neighborhood
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 07:34:00 pm »
I found neighbors at my previous forum with the help of topics connected to the city or county of inhabiting. Have you tried so?

 




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