Asses crime rates, location, demographics, and potential for growth all from desktop research.
This is a companion course to my other free Udemy course : “Condition asses property listings on Rightmove & Zoopla. ”
In this course, we aim to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing a property. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, it’s important to consider the location and overall quality of the area in which the property is situated.
One of the key things to consider is crime rates. No one wants to live in an area with a high crime rate, so it’s important to check local statistics and see how the area compares to others. Capital growth is also an important factor to consider. If an area has a history of strong capital growth, it’s likely that the value of the property will increase over time. On the other hand, if an area has a history of poor capital growth, it may be a less desirable place to invest in a property.
Demographics can also play a role in the desirability of an area. If an area is predominantly made up of a certain age group or income bracket, it may or may not be a good fit for you and your needs.
In addition to these factors, it’s important to consider the overall quality of living in an area. This includes things like proximity to sources of noise or pollution, such as motorways or railways. It’s also important to think about the environmental factors that may affect the property, such as flood risk or the presence of old mine shafts.
When it comes to the property itself, it’s important to pay attention to the floor plan and how the space is utilized. A well-optimized floor plan can make a big difference in the overall livability of a property. It’s also helpful to be able to interpret floor plans and visualize how the space will function.
Overall, by considering these factors and doing your research, you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right property for you.ho
Who this course is for:
- Anyone buying or renting a house or flat in the UK.
- Investors assessing UK buy to let deals
- Some principles apply to US property. But I don’t cover wood framed buildings