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Choosing Your Neighborhood: Be Aware of Perpetrators First

If you are in the process of buying a new home, it is important to know if there are sex offenders in your neighborhood. With the help of a Winter Garden realtor like Southern Heritage Realty, Inc. you can find the perfect home for you in a neighborhood you trust. Sex offenders do not just endanger your family but they also hurt your bottom line when it comes time to resell your home. That is why it is critical to know what you are getting yourself into when you are buying a home. Do your research beforehand and hire a Winter Garden realtor to help you in the selection process.

Why Does It Matter?

Most people can identify the obvious reasons as to why having a sex offender or another kind of perpetrator in their neighborhood is negative. However, there are some smaller, less significant reasons that are also important.

For instance, the actual cost of homes can be affected by the presence of offenders in the neighborhood. Typically, the value of a home can drop somewhere around 12% according to a 2008 study. This means you can invest in an entire remodel or renovation project in your home and the value would still be lower than you would expect because of the presence of a sex offender.

Thankfully, it is not a difficult task to locate sex offenders. With the help of a realtor, you can assure yourself that you are selecting the right neighborhood where you can sleep safely and soundly knowing that you and your family are not exposed to a sex offender.

How to Find Sex Offenders

The best way to locate a sex offender in the neighborhood is by visiting the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators website. There, you can get an updated list of predators in your area. All you have to do is simply type in the address of the houses you are considering and the city. Determine the size of the radius that you want to search for and then the results will show in either a list or a map.

With the help of your Winter Garden realtor, you can find the right home that you have always wished for in the location that is perfect for you and your family, both in safety and in price. Southern Heritage Realty, Inc. is here to help you find the safest neighborhood for you and your family. If you are interested in learning more about how a Winter Garden realtor could help you select the right home and avoid neighborhoods with sex offenders, contact us at Southern Heritage Realty, Inc.

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If you are interested in buying a new house, you must be certain of all the factors that could impact your home’s value and your overall experience living there. At Southern Heritage Realty, Inc. we strive to help our clients find the perfect home where they feel safest. Contact Southern Heritage Realty, Inc. to learn more about how we could help you.

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