Whether you are thinking of relocating or have lived in the same home for 20 years, there is an indispensable website you will want to visit for neighborhood crime rates and much more: Homefacts.com. This comprehensive website is committed to providing comprehensive, accurate, and reliable neighborhood information, taking the guesswork out of whether or not a neighborhood is a good fit for your family. Here is what you will find on Homefacts:
Search by zip code to find air quality reports for your neighborhood going back as far as nine years. Homefacts provides air quality percentage levels for five common pollutants, including ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, PM10, and PM2.5 (atmospheric particulate matter). There is even a map that provides the locations of air quality stations providing data for your neighborhood.
Type in a city to find up-to-date property values for houses currently for sale, directly from the Triangle Multiple Listing Service. Click on a home for a complete property report, including nearby real estate trends, such as average listing price percentage and media sale price fluctuation.
Neighborhood Crime Rates
Type in a zip code or city to find neighborhood crime rates going back to 1999. Homefacts provides overall crime, violent crime, and property crime scores for your city, as well as in-depth data. Risk levels (low, moderate, or high) are provided for various types of crime (violent crime, murder, rape, burglary, larceny theft, etc.). Homefacts even provides a crime comparison chart detailing how your city’s crime data compares with both North Carolina and national crime data.
Comprehensive data on environmental hazards for your area is provided, including Superfund sites, brownfields, polluters, and tanks and spills. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. A Brownfields site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. For each of the environmental hazards, a map is provided in which you can enter your address and see the proximity of the hazards.
Type in your zip code for comprehensive demographic data, including age, educational attainment, marital status, household income, commute statistics, mortgage statistics, and much more. Multiple charts and graphs are included for easy reference.
Search by city to see registered sex offenders nearby. A list of offenders, as well as a map of location, is included.
Type in your city to reveal the current unemployment rate report, broken down by month and going back to 1990. There is a handy chart that allows you to compare unemployment rates for different cities of your choosing (for example, Cary unemployment vs. Raleigh unemployment). Charts are also provided which reveal North Carolina’s highest and lowest unemployment rates by city.
These are just some of the features you will find on Homefacts. You will want to visit the site to take full advantage of the wealth of information provided.
Another great source for neighborhood information is Real Estate Experts. Here, our company has provided the most current Triangle-area listings, hot off the press. You’ll want to visit us daily to check out new listings, as well as market trends, property tax data, school report card information, and more. As always, give us a call at 919-813-6449 for more information about all things real estate!