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Researching the Perfect Neighborhood

Posted November 21, 2011

There’s an episode of the hit TV series “How I Met Your Mother” where the characters of Marshall and Lily decide to buy a home in a neighborhood they are unfamiliar with, only to learn later that it sits downwind from a sewer plant. The message is obvious: A buyer must do his or her due diligence on prospective neighborhoods to make the best real estate decisions. For starters, investigate the local school district as good schools boost your property value...

Tags: Buying, Neighborhood