- cattieParticipant@cattieJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 0
We’re starting out fresh into this. We want some help from the forum on how to go about researching the localities in which to invest for growth.
We have tried Municipal web sites for economic info to no real result.BlackCatParticipant@blackcatJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 2
I am also very new to this game but I have found that the local newspaper of any town is chock full of interesting reading. It gives you a fair idea of the economy of the area, if new businesses are moving in etc.
Hope this helps.diclemMember@diclemJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 537
Thank you for the tip, Blackcat.
How do you get your hands on the local papers though?
Do you have to literally go to the town, or can you get them somewhere else?
ThanksPebbles_2Member@pebbles_2Join Date: 2003Post Count: 37
The best way I have found is to look properties up on the internet and then call the Agents.
Tell the agent you are an investor and tell them exactly what you are looking for and they will call you every so often when something comes up.
The last house I purchased, the agent called us first before it even went on the market, he was going out to inspect the property and by the sounds of it, he thought it was what we were looking for. He was right!
The right agent can be of help. You could also ask him to send the real estate pages to you out of the local paper.TeacherK6Member@teacherk6Join Date: 2003Post Count: 164
Hey there Cattie
Take a look at my response under the question “what to look for when researching”
Just to add, u want growth as well im guessing, use realestate.com and do a “sold properties” search, which will show you how has the market has moved in the last year or so…
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