How To Research Housing Markets For Virtual Investing

You can invest anywhere, but before  jumping in to different real estate markets without first knowing what kind of market you’re in is like jumping into the middle of a raging river without first knowing if there’s a waterfall around the next bend.

Virtual Real Estate Investing allows you to live where you want and invest where it’s best… because there are always hot or emerging local markets “somewhere” – even when values are tumbling (or flat) in your own backyard.

The below are sites I use to get a handle on different area around the country to invest in.

City Data

http://www.city-data.com/

This site is a collection of  analyzed data from numerous sources to create as complete profiles of all U.S. cities. We have over 74,000 city photos not found anywhere else, graphs of latest real estate prices and sales trends, recent home sales, home value estimator,  stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment…),  crime data, registered sex offenders, cost of living, housing, religions, businesses, city government finances and employment, weather,  hospitals, schools, libraries, latest unemployment data, health and monitoring violations, comparisons to averages, local poverty details, mortgage data,  a social network with 1,000,000 registered members  If you ever need to research any city, zip code, or neighborhood for any reason, from considering a move there to just checking where somebody you know is staying, this is the site for you.

Crime Data

http://bestplaces.net/crime/
http://spotcrime.com/

Demographic Information

by ZipCode http://zipskinny.com/

This site breaks down by zip code the demographics, education,economic indicators, and educational achievement!

Census Data:  Census.gov

Real Estate Information

http://www.realtor.com/

Apartment and MultiFamily

http://hpapts.com/

Hendricks & Partners consists of a seasoned group of multifamily investment advisers, supported by a national in-house team of research, marketing, and technology professionals that combine their efforts.

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