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Real Estate Websites Can Help You Pick The Perfect Neighborhood

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In recent years, real estate websites have become more and more popular. These websites can help potential buyers and/or sellers access listings, look at pictures, and even connect with real estate professionals. However, one real estate website aims to change the game by giving people the opportunity to see detailed information about the neighborhoods they are considering moving into. After all, the quality of the neighborhood can really make or break a person’s decision, and it’s important to have as much information as possible before moving. With that being said, HomeDisclosure.com, which was founded RealtyTrac, “a leading provider of U.S. housing and property data,” is all about educating potential buyers on what they’re getting into. The website allows people to access information such as nearby sex offenders, drug labs in the area, and the chances of damage due to flooring, hurricanes, and other weather related disasters.

While this information can be found in other ways, HomeDisclosure, is the only one-stop-shop. However, some professionals have noted that the information on real estate websites like HomeDisclosure may not be entirely accurate. According to Tom Adams, “I’ve seen reports that have indicated a home was in a liquefaction zone, but in fact, it was built on solid rock. Someone in Washington draws lines based on flood zones or earthquake zones and sometimes the map is just drawn in error.” As a result, people are encouraged to make note of the information they receive, and double-check anything that may seem inaccurate. As technology continues to advance, and more people continue to turn to the Internet for answers, real estate websites will undoubtably become many people’s first stop during the home buying and selling process. Hopefully, websites like this will continue to provide users with the information that they need.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.