Head future problems with that new home purchase off at the pass. We’re not talking about the interior or the exterior of the home you’re considering. We’re talking about the neighborhood surrounding it, which is just as important and often not researched enough according to the appraisal of IT guru, Andrew Schiller, from the Boston area (a wicked good neighborhood).
We noted Schiller in our last article for his observation that, "Most people focus on the house and only secondarily look at the neighborhood. It should actually be the reverse." Okay, that’s old news. So what’s new news? You can gain many more insights from a single website known for superb scouting that rounds up all info on the area you could ever want. NeighborhoodScout is the name of this website and if Custer had had this advanced information, he might have found a nice piece of ground to safely stand on in Montana. (Check out Black Hills, Montana online.)
At PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, we rate this site as highly informative and totally cool for anyone who wants to buy wisely, not just with foresight, but perhaps even “fivesight.” It has earned kudos from other acclaimed sources, including Money Magazine, who has noted it as “the most widely used Neighborhood Search Engine in the World.” Neighborhood Scout pats itself on the promotional back and explains their unique capabilities as follows:“Our patented Advanced Search to pinpoint the exact locations best for your investment, site selection, or marketing. With over 360 location-based search criteria from which to choose, more than 150 can be chosen at any one time, offering over 4.5 billion unique searchcombinations.” What data can it provide? Let us count some of things you can learn:
1. GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE AREA
2. MATCH UP YOUR LIFESTYLE IN A SNAP
3. GET IN-DEPTH GRAPHICAL DEMOGRAPHICS
4. GRADUATE TO ALL KINDS OF COOL SCHOOL DATA
5. REALLY GOOD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION IS ALSO IN THE HOUSE
AND THAT’S JUST THE START OF THIS SMART SEARCH ENGINE!
The Price You’ll Payhe best things in life are FREE. Neighborhood Scout isn’t. BUT it is affordable and you can choose from different plans priced to fit your needs. Lock up a year-long subscription for $15.99 a month, or just buy three months for $60.00 total. And there’s a one month plan for $100,000 dollars. Only kidding, it’s just $39.99 per month. Consider this: investing $39.99 could save you $50,000 or more and a lot of anguish over a wrong or ill-fitting housing situation. Could be worth it.And that’s how we appraise it at PahRoo. Next time? Testimonials from those who’ve lived there, bought that, and sometimes bought the farm.
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