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Find out the pluses and minuses of your next home in Manhattan

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When searching for the next place to call home, there are many "hidden issues" that are ... More

Editor's review

Published 22 Feb 2015

If you are anything like me when you rent a new property, the first place you'll head for is the shower. For me, if there's good water pressure and it stays hot for a while then I'm half way there. Unfortunately, that methodology has let me down a few times because water pressure could well be the least of your problems. Revaluate is a free property data and review application for home buyers, renters, real estate agents and brokers that delivers all the pluses and minuses of a property that you might be interested in. At the moment, the app is limited to addresses in Manhattan but the developers are planning to expand to many other major cities soon.
 
Whether you are looking for your next home to buy or just youre on the hunt for a new place to rent, there are often many "hidden issues" that are almost impossible to know about unless you do a lot of research. It could be anything from pest or vermin problems to excessive traffic noise or whether the landlord has a good reputation in responding to maintenance requests? But then there are other things like whether the area is safe for your family and children.  It would be useful to know what the utility expenses are and whether there are any benefits from things like solar paneling that may offset some of the costs? Revaluate provides information on these and many other issues to help homebuyers and renters make a better-informed decision about where to live. They have collected data from over 2,000 places including public and private sources and each address is assigned an overall 'livability' score - broken down into four categories: Safety, Environment, Quality of Life and Expenses. If you want to dig deeper, you can see the specific positive and negative qualities for each address and the way the 'livability' scores are calculated. Using the easy comparison view you can compare your top picks with similar ones to help find the place that is right for you. You can compare both the overall and individual scores that make up the totals - which lets you focus on the areas that are more important to your needs. You can mark one of the properties as your home and sign up for notifications of any new records that may affect you.
 
If you hunted through the internet I'm sure you'd be able to find a fair bit of the information featured here - assuming that you knew where to look, of course. But why bother when this free app is available? Revaluate is ridiculously simple to use. All you have to do is to input the street address - at the moment limited to Manhattan addresses - in the search box and you'll find pest reports, crime rates, litigation records, safety violations, noise complaints and even any tax problems associated with the premises. You'll learn about any hidden issues and potential problems as well as the good things that are known about any apartment, co-op or condo in the area. Revaluate is a brilliant free app that will give you a better understanding of the place you wanna live in.

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