Real Estate Basics: Evaluate Livability and Work with Professionals

Safety is one of homebuyers’ main considerations when looking for a place to settle in. This is why real estate experts factor crime rate in evaluating the livability of a given location. In this regard, one example of a good community to live in is Menifee, CA. This city in the southwestern Riverside County of California boasts total crime and violent crime rates that are 29 percent and 70 percent lower than the entire state.

A large part of how a community achieves such safety rates is the attention given by the government towards fighting crime. Last July, the City of Menifee News and Announcements reported that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control awarded the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department a grant amounting to $99,633.00 for 2015-2016. The grant will fund such programs as preventing alcohol related crimes, eliminating underage drinking, and educating licensees on alcoholic beverage laws.

Menifee has other things going for it other than the low crime rate. It has a good number of local amenities and generally sunny weather. Likewise, the city has a stable housing market, which means that real estate prices grow at a steady pace rather than drastically. This helps reduce financial management complexities for those planning to buy or sell a home.

Still, housing is a big financial endeavor whether you’re buying or selling. You simply don’t want to commit costly mistakes whether you’re looking for a home that fits your needs and budget, or you are trying to find a suitable buyer for your current home.

To get the most favorable deal, you need to have substantial insights on the housing industry. Learning about the many factors and complex processes that affect buying or selling decisions can be a daunting task. However, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Seek the help and guidance of professionals who have the necessary experience to help you avoid the pitfalls of the process.

At first glance, working with a REALTOR® might seem like just another additional expense. However, if you compare it to the cost that even small mistakes in decisions can cause you, you’ll see that they can actually help you prevent large expenses. Consult topnotch professionals, such as Bill and Linda Robinson of Team Robinson, for your real estate needs, and increase your chances of closing the best possible deal.

(Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Awarded Grant, City of Menifee, Jul. 13, 2015)