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Tools for Learning About Where You Are Moving To
- Zillow has sale listings, for sale by owner (FSBO) homes, foreclosures, new construction, and rentals. They also offer “zestimates” of not only your potential homes value, but those around it as well. Trulia and Redfin offer similar services.
- Does walkability rank high on your list of must-haves? Then you’ll definitely want to check out each neighborhood’s walk score to get a gauge for how pedestrian-friendly it is.
- If you’ve got kids, schools are probably a make-or-break proposition with each property you consider. Check out GreatSchools.org for all kinds of insights.
- Scope out any real estate companies you’re considering through The Better Business Bureau to help you avoid shady agents and outright scams.
- Use City-Data to peruse a variety of stats on various places. The community forum is a great place to get community-based answers to your questions.
- While Google’s street view option may show images that are outdated by a couple of years, it should give you a general idea of what an area looks like; this is especially helpful in places that haven’t undergone any major facelifts in the last year or two. Go to Google Maps, search for the address of your choice, and then drop that little yellow person icon into the street in front of it. Now, you can virtually walk around the neighborhood to get a sense of whether or not it could feel like home.