I can understand a person wanting to know more about an area before they make a purchase.Modern technology makes that possible for today's buyer.You can Google the area and also go to the Philadelphia police department website for all of the area information.Federal law does not allow real estate agents to make comments on an area but with the above options you can find the information you are asking.
I will be happy to discuss with you the dollar values of the areas you want to purchase in and your finance options.
Please call me to discuss.
Century 21 Advantage Gold
Philip J. Cunningham Sr.
Market Force Realty
801 W. Street Rd
Feasterville, PA 19153
Now, if your question was, "Does a property in located in the heart of a 2,000 home community with a vigilant HOA, and restrictions stating 'residential use only" a good option for locating a gas station?" one could easily respond. NO!
As you can see, a few important elements are missing from your question.
What if you thought BOEING was looking to place a research facility in the area because of the great academics and research facilities at Villanova? (this is assuming the city leaders are not stealing residential real estate from citizens via eminent domain.)
I don't know the area at all.
What if it is located in The Hood or Ghetto? Many people make a living and a life in these neighborhoods and from what I've seen - MANY great investments are made in the communities as well. Just look at what has happened to Harlem in New York (My Birth Town) and also take a look at what is now going on in Miami's (Florida) Overtown!
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