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5 Reasons to Google Your Address

5 Reason to Google Your AddressGoogle

TO SEE IF MEGAN’S LAW REGISTRANTS LIVE NEARBY

To keep your families Safety first. Megan’s Law requires law-enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders in their neighborhoods. Googling your address and “Megan’s law” will turn up a quick list of nearby registrants. If you are thinking of buying a home, you definitely want to know.

 

TO SEE WHAT NEARBY HOMES ARE SELLING FOR

If you are thinking of selling your home, the market value of your home is largely determined by the comparable homes sold (known as “comps”). Learning what your neighbors’ homes sold for will give you a general idea of what your home is worth.  However, a licensed real estate agent, can give you a complete CMA and a more accurate assessment including average days on market.

 

TO DETECT SCAMMERS TRYING TO RENT OR SELL YOUR HOME

Internet scammers have taken to ripping off home information and putting together fake listings, offering other people’s homes for rent, or even lease-to-own. The home is listed for an extremely low price, then they ask the would-be-buyer or tenant to wire deposit money overseas.

 

TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT’S COMING TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Searching your home address, neighborhood name, and city/state can help you locate permit applications-particularly true for permits that require environmental or neighbor feedback. This way you  know in advance about a new coffee shop coming around the corner, or a large, multi-year building project happening down the street.

 

TO SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

We have all seen them, Facebook posts complaining about this neighbor or next and there are sites where others will ask about a neighborhood. Knowledgeable buyers will google the neighborhood name to learn more about developers, HOAs, complaints, positive and negative comments.

 

Michele Langley, SPHR and Broker helps individual find jobs and homes. Her relocation business is aimed at assisting employees, individuals, and families in have a positive real estate adventure when relocating whether across town or across state lines.  Think of buying or selling a home, contact Michele Langley at 919-427-5671 or michele@michelelangley.com for your Raleigh real estate needs. View all Raleigh NC homes for sale at https://www.langleyrealtyteam.com

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