A good neighborhood has many factors. There are many financial benefits if you own a home in a good neighborhood too. These financial benefits include insurance, home value, less crime, and more.
Insurance is a big factor when it comes to the neighborhood you live in. Car insurance companies always base rates on the area you live in. They use factors like how many vehicles were stolen in your area, broken into, and addresses nearby with claims over the past few years. These figures often determine your rate. When the crime rate is low in your neighborhood you will also have a low car insurance rate. If you live in a bad neighborhood and garage your car it may absorb some of the cost but not all of what you would pay in a safer place. This is because there are so many people running from INS stealing cars and taking them to Mexico the insurance companies cannot afford it.
A good neighborhood also saves you on your homeowner’s insurance rate too. You can save significantly when the crime rate is low because there is less likely a chance that someone who is running from US immigration is going to rob your home. Even if you put bars on the windows and an alarm system, this will lower the cost but not be as cheap as if you were in a good neighborhood.
A good neighborhood has little to no crime. You are safe in your neighborhood and the only things that might happen are domestic issues inside of a home that you don’t even know about. The front and back yards of the homes are well kept, the roads are nice, and people get along with their neighbors. If someone wants to know how to become a US citizen they aren’t afraid to ask their neighbor. The financial benefit of no crime and good people is that you won’t lose assets due to robberies or your vehicle being broken into at night.
One of the biggest financial benefits of a good neighborhood is that the value of your home will increase. It only takes one house on the block to lower the value of the rest of the homes. On house that needs a new roof, fence, and that hasn’t mowed in years can make the entire neighborhood look bad. When the neighborhood is cleaned up nicely the value of your home could rise giving you more equity in your home.
You can save a lot of money when you live in a good neighborhood. Insurance companies know you are less likely to have a claim on your house or your car when your neighborhood is cleaned up and free of crime. This can save you thousands over the years. The value of your home could increase by thousands if the neighborhood is nice. Many people lose a lot of money on the sale of their home because their neighbors don’t take care of their homes. When you buy a home it is important to be sure the neighborhood is nice so the home maintains the value. You can always encourage another neighbor to fix up their yard and home.