Online Resources for Buyers

By , August 3, 2009 8:45 am

If you are planning to buy a home, you probably have a LOT of questions.  Is the neighborhood safe? How are the schools? How much are the taxes? You can answer many of these questions using online resources:

Arizona Buyer’s Advisory : The go-to document for Buyers, this nine-page collection of resources is a wealth of information

Fissure Map : Fissures were big news a few years ago. Check out this website for more information and locations of high risk areas for fissures.

Flood Plain Map for Maricopa County : Believe it or not, even in the desert there are flood plains. Check out this map to see if your new home is on one.

Phoenix Crime Map : Use this handy tool to check out the latest crimes reported. You can search by city, zip code or street name.

Spot Crime  : Another tool to research crime activity in a specific area. This one has some cool icons to show the types of crimes reported.

Registered Sex Offender Search : Check here to see if there might be a registered sex offender nearby.

Great Schools : Comprehensive tool to research schools.  

CLUE Reports : You can order an insurance history report on this site – that’s Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange Report

Superfund Site Map : Visit this site published by the AZDEQ to see if a Superfund site is close to your home.

Lead-based Paint Information : If you are purchasing a home built before 1978, read this information provided by HUD about possible risks from lead-based paint.

All About Termites : Check out this site for the Office of Pest Management to learn about wood-destroying organisms like termites.

Swimming Pool Barrier Laws : Know the requirements for pool barriers required in your city or county. 

Pool Safety Information : Whether you own a pool or not, check out this site for important pool safety information.

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