In the year 2020, there were 6.5 million home sales in the United States. This number is projected to increase constantly in upcoming years.
A home inspection is a standard component of the home buying process on which homebuyers spend a considerable amount of time and money. However, they often do not research the neighborhood beyond word of mouth or a short walk around the area. As a result, many homebuyers regret their choice after a while when they start noticing things about the area that were not obvious at the first look.
You can always fix your future house, but not your future neighborhood. Therefore, we believe comprehensive neighborhood research should be an integral part of the home buying process, the way home inspections are.
Maptimum is a portmanteau of map and optimum, reflecting our goal of helping people find the optimum area on the map, no matter how they define the optimum. We collect, process, and provide an ever-evolving set of factors and criteria that could be significant to different homebuyers, from a family looking for safety and good schools for their kids, to a retired couple looking for a calm area with neighbors who share their politics, to a young investor looking for a walkable and bikeable area with trends that indicate future value appreciation.
We hope Maptimum will be an essential tool in your homebuying process and welcome all comments and ideas to improve the service.