So you’re thinking about buying a home in Fall River real estate. You surf the net for information on public schools and other city data, plan a Saturday to do some drive-through home shopping, and wonder what else you can do before choosing a Fall River real estate agent. And if you already have one, you’re twiddling your thumbs and wondering what else you can do to accelerate the home-buying process. Here are a few ways you can get to know Fall River or any other city or town.
1. Get the scoop! Topix.com and WickedLocal.com are two websites which collect headlines about specific towns and cities from multiple publications. Local news websites are also great for community information such as local sports, coverage of special town events, and town politics. For Fall River local news, try SouthCoastToday.com and HeraldNews.com.
2. Follow your town on Twitter. Most towns lack the time and resources to maintain a Twitter account (with the exception being the town of Madison, Connecticut at Twitter.com/InsideMadison). However, Twitter is a wealth of insider information that is just too valuable to ignore. So how can you “Follow” a town if it doesn’t have a Twitter account? TweetMeme.com is a great way to follow users who mention a town like Fall River in their Tweets. Simply search the name of the town you’re interested in, and read the latest headlines, thoughts, and musings about that town.
A photo of Fall River from Flickr.com
3. Beauty through the eyes of the beholder. Flickr.com is a great way to get to know the landmarks and secret places of towns and cities. By searching for your town, you can browse thousands of photographs taken by Flickr users. Maybe you’ll stumble across a park you never knew about or a cool piece of public art!
4. Watch a movie. Forget YouTube — Vimeo.com is the best new place on the web for high-quality videos. A search for “Newton MA” will show you videos that zero in on scenes at local Newton parks, Newton politics, and even clips of the Boston Marathon!
Want more insider information on buying a home? Visit the Fall River real estate website for tips on buying and selling real estate, and browse hundreds of homes for sale in Fall River, MA. It’s never too early to start looking.