tips/recources for identifying market trends for specific locations?

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I understand location is everything. Any reliable tips/resources for identifying past and current market trends for the neighbourhood/street?

I'm currently interested in purchasing a "buy and hold " live in multifamily home for my first investment.

The 3 things that I look for are:

Demographics- the overall picture of a location. Age, Incomes, Gender and migration or flight from the area

Employment- Is it near my market area and will it support an economic base.

Infrastructure- How is the status of the local community. Is there a great school system, Is the community involved, and will it likely grow in the future.

The big 3 are:

Demographics- what the overall community looks like as to age, gender, social status and etc.

Employment-Is there a solid economic base to support housing 

Housing-