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Choosing a Neighbourhood in Ottawa
It is important that the part of Ottawa you choose
to live in is well suited to you and your family. The following is a
list of considerations and possible problem areas:
The quality of air, water and soil is a top concern as a polluted neighbourhood
can be detrimental to both your health and property value. Ask your
Ottawa real estate agent, neighbors and local media about any known
environmental issues in the area.
The home you are considering may be tidy and attractive inside and out,
but how does it compare to the surrounding area? Explore the neighbourhood,
keeping an eye open for signs of neglect (overgrown lawns, houses in
need of paint, trash and junked appliances littering yards). No matter
how diligent you are in the upkeep of your property, a run-down neighbourhood
can drive your property value down.
Check with the local police department to find out if the home you
are considering is in a safe Ottawa neighbourhood. The Ottawa police
may be able to provide statistics regarding break-ins and other crimes.