March 8, 2012

Crimes in the area

I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers
I have shopped for homes in the past where I had no idea about the neighborhood I was considering moving to. I would just find some homes that I thought were appealing and were in a good school district and started calling real estate agents. It never once crossed my mind to look up the crime statistics in the area. Once I started having kids my whole mentality on things like this changed. Now that my husband and I are house shopping again we are on all the web sites we can find looking up the crime in the local area to see how safe of a neighborhood it is. For the most part all neighborhoods have at least some type of crime reported in them, some just have much more than others. One thing that we are definitely looking for this time around is a home with a home security system already installed. We know that we can have this done after the fact and it is fairly simple and not too expensive but we are really hoping to find a home that already has that step taken care of.