In the past few years Realtors have seen a shift in their savvy clients using the internet to find potential housing. This is often done before a Realtor is even contacted. There are so many websites that you can go to, to find out what houses are available in your chosen area…. But I bet you didn’t know that there are more websites out in cyberspace that you can find out more information to make your hunt a happy one.
This site is a pedestrian’s best friend; whether you never got a drivers license or are sick of draining you savings account to fill your tank. All you do is put in an address and it will score the neighborhood on its foot friendliness.
Great site to visit to see find out commute times in real-time traffic conditions. You will also be able to find out about ongoing road construction and can be alerted to nearby traffic hotspots.
This virtual town square delivers geographically pertinent news and community information. If you are visiting a city and want to find a good restaurant with a good inspection rating or wanting to know the news books in the city’s library this site is worth checking out.
If you desire to be in an area that shares the same political you do this site is for you. This site allows you to search for a politically like-minded block. Also listed are: FBI crime stats, census data, and local property values.
Get the scoop on any neighbors that are considered non-neighborly in the areas you are considering calling home. Remember depending on the problem, the problem could effect your future property values.
Great site that uses satellite images to see what lurks beyond your potential future property line. The aerial view shows major highways, power lines, cell towers, and more pertain information. The Street View feature can rule out any properties across from fire stations and hospitals.
Excellent site to surf to find out about schools, weather, mortgage rates and payments, Charlotte MLS, and other pertain information about the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas.
Knowlege is power.
Being informed will help you make a wise decision.
Shopping should be fun and without pressure.
About the author:
Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.
Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com
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