Several things you can do include talking to the local police department, talking to the locals, visiting the location, you can also check out http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Boston-Massachusetts/crime/... more
My advise would be to visit the properties that you may be interested in. Hang out for a while and get to meet the locals. You can also visit the local authorities for that area and they can give you an idea of what to expect.... more
I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website. http://www.consumer-action.org/
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Pull all the sale statistics for the same location, building and surrounding streets. Figure out how much properties are selling at a % discount from list price. Put together a CMA/Valuation.
Hire an exclusive buyers agent (do not work with the agent listing the property) to help you. They can walk you through the entire process and gather all the above information and tell you what it's worth.
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