How to Get Information about Your Prospective Neighborhood

SmallNeighborhood_BirdsEyeThe Fair Housing Act prohibits real estate professionals from advertising and advising on specific demographics, such as school boundaries or crime rates. But that doesn’t mean you can’t check out the neighborhood before you buy! The following resources may assist you in finding the statistics you seek when searching for a home without violating fair housing laws.

Need Info on Your Community? Click here.

Want to Search Your Area for Sex Offenders? Click here to search by name or location.

Seeking School Information? Find maps defining boundaries for your community on school district websites.

Desire Specific Crime Rates? Contact your local Police Station for maps and recent block activity.

You can also search the internet to find more detailed information on  churches, social groups, cultural ties of specific communities. Keep in mind that the information you find when researching your home can play a huge role in your overall home satisfaction, so is a critical step to consider, especially since your real estate professional is unable to share those details with you.

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