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Researching an Area Online Before Buying or Renting in Edinburgh. Most Important Factors Include Transport, Environment and Prices

By Graham Lamont Subscribe to RSS | February 22nd 2012 | Views:

A survey has been carried out and it has revealed that almost a third of the buyers are of the view that they should have done a little more research on the area before moving on with the deal.

Buying a property is an important and an exhausting decision. You should be very careful when making such a decision, as you obviously don’t want to repent the rest of your life on making a wrong decision.

If you are interested in an area then you should start by researching for it online. There are several ways you can do so.

Price information available online

There are a number of websites on the net which have very useful area price guides. Hence you should visit these websites to get an idea of the local market and the kind of prices that are being paid by people recently.

Once you visit a website, you have to type the area name into the search box and click the button to search. This will give you access to all the properties on the market along with their prices. Hence you can decide if you can afford to move into that particular area. You can also have access to recent selling prices. There are now a number of website which take this data from the Government’s Land Registry and publish on their websites.

Area guide

The website also provides information regarding the crime rate in a particular area. These are in the form of national average. They also provide information on school league table as well as council tax.

Transport in the area

This is a very important factor when purchasing or renting a property in Edinburgh. There are now websites specifically for this purpose. These tell you how far away are the property from Tube Stations. Moreover there is a National Rail Enquiries site. This provides detailed information on train times and is an online journey planner. Then there are websites which allow you to search by postcode. This shows the nearest airports, bus stops, stations and taxi ranks.

These websites also have a list of parking area.

Environment of the area

This is one of the major concerns of the buyer. There a number of sites which offer environment reports. These kinds of researches are based on the postcode. These kinds of websites tell if the area is at a risk of flood. If there is a landfill site near the area?

Graham Lamont - About Author:
Graham_Lamont is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats for rent, please visit accommodation in edinburgh.

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