Website helps homebuyers see if potential residence has history of criminal activity

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — When it comes to buying a home most people know the importance of having a contractor inspect the home for stability and quality. But what about inspecting the home’s history? We want to know about any past water, fire, or even termite damage; but what about criminal activity like drugs, assaults, or even a murder?

That can be harder to find information on, but the website housecreep.com is a good place to start. If you want to know about the history of your potential new home, or those of your neighbors, a simple input of a zip code can reveal a lot.

Agents say if the information is accurate, it could also serve as a factor in negotiations.

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