Things that you should be on the lookout for when you relocate to a new area.

Are you planning on renting or buying a new home in the Austin Texas area? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, I’ll share with you several tips about the things that you should be on the lookout for when you relocate to a new area.

Area Safety

The first thing that you want to investigate during the process of considering a new area is the safety and security that the area has to offer.

Thanks to the internet, you can research local crime statistics including facts and information about any area online before you actually take the time to visit that area in person.

With a crime rate of 39 per one thousand residents, Austin has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 25.


Besides looking up crime statistics online for the area that you plan on relocating to, you can also utilize the internet to learn more detailed information about an area including the attractions, things to do, and what it’s actually like living there.

During the process of researching an area, make sure that you’re actually reading information which is written by someone who lives there, and not by someone who lives out of the area.

School District and Resale Value Of Homes

There’s no doubt that looking up crime statistics online is important when it comes to researching areas before relocating there but, you should also pay close attention to the school district and the resale value of homes as well. These are important things to consider especially if you plan eventually buying a home in the area because you want to have confidence that you will get an excellent return on your investment should you decide to sell your home in the future.

Besides crime rate, school district and resale value of homes in the area, you should also research if the area is walkable, has plenty of shops/stores/attractions or things to do, is close to public transportation/highways and has a growing population in general. 

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To learn more about what to look for when relocating to a new area, or to speak with me about buying a home in the Austin, contact me say by calling (512) 944-7378 or click here to connect with me online.