How to Investigate the Neighborhood Where You Want to Live

While it may not be possible to know everything there is to know about your new neighborhood, a detailed investigation will help ensure you are buying a home in a location that's right for you. Are streets clean and well maintained? Are there kids-friendly sidewalks? Is there a church nearby? A walking-distance village mart? Are you so close to the airport that you hear the roar of planes? The most important question is - Is there something you don’t know about that could negatively affect the resale value later?  it pays to do your homework. Here are five ways to investigate a neighborhood before you buy.

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