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Give yourself the tools to own the new year at Connect SF, July 17-20, 2018

It’s risky to buy a home in an area you know nothing about. Plan to investigate the neighborhood before you buy to make sure you’ll like living there.

Buyers who know homeowners in the neighborhood have a ready source of information. Buyers transferring from out of the area face a bigger challenge.

Your future employer can recommend neighborhoods, and may know people living there that you can contact. Subscribing to a local newspaper will give you access to local news and events.