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Dissecting “location, location, location” (pt. III)

Local Government Services

The final installment in our dissecting “location, location, location” series has to do with the government (read: “free”) services in the area. This will likely tie in with the “good neighborhood” aspect, and can also be reflected in the quality of the area’s school system.

Before you think of buying in a certain area, check out its public library and see what state it’s in. Does it stock its shelves with the latest books, movies or music? What kinds of activities are offered at the library? You can often tell the economic stability of a neighborhood just by peeking in the library. (more…)

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