we are currently looking to move into the Heath area and need advice on neighborhoods. We have recently sold our mini-ranch of 10 acres &

Asked by Karen, Heath, TX Thu Apr 28, 2011

downsizing we already have a real estate agent, but would appreciate any private homeowner testimonies of how they rate their area. Thank you.

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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Thu Apr 28, 2011
There is a psychological factor referred to as cognitive dissonance that you should understand before asking questions of people about how they like things they have already chosen.

Basically, by asking people who have chosen to buy and live in a particular area how they feel about, the answer is going to be obvious. After all, they chose to live there. What may be of more interest to you is what people say are attractive features or attributes about a place, like low crime, community events, lots of varied shopping (not just Walmart), good schools and so on. Then you can compare the things that are important to you with the things that they found/find attractive about where they live.

Your Realtor® truly should be helping you understand the character of different places. (unless you're trying to verify what she said).
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Ron Courtney, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Apr 28, 2011
You can go to the Chamber of Commerce or go online and look up school, neighborhood or crime statistics. A good Realtor will not tell you a 'good' neighborhood, but can direct you to data that can help you decide for yourself.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Thu Apr 28, 2011
Recommend for you complete a Google search for any media published articles.

Your buyers agent should be assisting you and supplying all kinds of published articles

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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