Ways to determine neighborhood class, remotely

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I asked this question in a separate post, but figured that would be not relevant to the original question, hence reposting here - 

What are some of the methods to determine a neighborhood class (A, B, etc)? Especially for someone trying to invest out of state? Are there any good tools that would help? 

Your trying to get a grasp of an idea, down to the blocks level in some cases. That can be hard things to do.

1. Google maps at street level just to get a visual.

2. Ask locals, BP is a good spot for that.

3. Use a service or app that gives you detailed data on a property, area, schools, etc.

4. Buy a plain ticket. Never buy property without going by. A few hundred for a flight is a lot better than losing tens of thousands.

@Harsh Patel something I like to do is go to the tax accessors website and look at the owners of propeties near mine. If you’re seeing a lot of LLCs or other entities those are rentals, same with distant owners.

From there if it’s mostly LLCs and distant owners you know it’s likely a C neighborhood. If it’s 50-66 percent or so of both that’s B, and if it’s almost all owner occupied that’s likely A.

Also look at school ratings, and trucks crime map.

Starts from $40/mo for 10 reports. I looked at their sample report and seemed useful.

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