When looking for a new investment property, doing your due diligence is of the highest priority. New investors, without proper knowledge or help, may not look at the full picture. House flipping shows have become increasingly popular and they make it look easy to turn a huge profit. However, what they don't show is all of the research done on not just the house and the value at which they could buy and flip, but on the community as a whole. There are other factors that affect the home value other than what type of counter top is in the kitchen.
Realtor.com recently published a list with community features that affect home values the most. The number figure represents the percentage amount by which they diminished home values.