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How do you know if an area is 'up and coming'

Im looking to buy my first home within the next year, how do i find out information about potential areas to get best prices? I hear people talk about up and coming areas but dont know how to find information about this.

Asked on May 10 2016, General in Newcastle upon Tyne | Report content

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  • By the time people are telling you an area is 'up and comming' it's already up!. Set up daily alerts with Zoopla and other sites to cover as wide an area as you consider viable. Set the bounds on price just a little wider than you consider reasonable. Do not set other bounds on the search as these are not reliable. Watch this list daily, any properties you find interesting, even if you are not yet ready to buy, save as favourites and watch how long they take to sell, note price reductions, note the eventual selling price. If a place is interesting look deeper, check its price history, prices of neighbouring property, there is a wealth of information online: planning history, historical maps, local press, etc. For a very attractive property arrange a viewing. Do not make an offer without viewing twice and doing as much online research as possible. You have several months, even a year, to develop a feel for what you want and what is good value.

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