Using The Internet To Check Before Buying The Home Of Your Dreams

August 20, 2012

Before purchasing your next home, you may wish to check on what you really need to know before buying, especially if it is an area unfamiliar to you. Historic House Pricing Sometimes asking prices are unrealistic and offer no guide on what is the true value of a property, so firstly, its worth checking the values of homes sold within the area you are looking. offers this service for free. This is useful when negotiating the purchase price. Local Crime Rates It is also worth checking on the local crime rates, and the police now publish all of this data online. Is The Home in a Flood Plain or Subject to Other Environmental Hazards? The environment agency now allow a quick way to check if the area is in a flood plain, near an area which may be been used for landfill or subject to pollution. All of these…