More Than Just a Pretty Face
Tips on researching a neighborhood before you buy.
So, what about those considering buying a home in an area unfamiliar to them? What homework will they need to do on their own? There are certain things their Realtor isn’t permitted to tell them because of real estate and Fair Housing laws. “Even if the area looks nice, you never really know what happens after dark—or sometimes even in broad daylight,” says Realtor.com’s Larissa Runkle. For instance, safety and crime rates are a biggie, especially if you have kids. What is the likelihood of getting your car broken into if you leave it on the street or your own driveway? Your agent can’t help you here, because they legally are not permitted to answer questions like these. There are, however, ways to find out on your own.
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