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By Bella G | Home Buyer in San Diego County, CA

Sex Offenders and Property Values


I have been looking at properties in Hillcrest, and noticed that one property is located 300 feet from a registered sex offender (pedophile) on meganslist.ca.gov.
Although sex offenders can certainly be found in every zipcode, the close proximity of this offender to the property raises the question of whether this affects the property values in the immediate neighborhood. The floorplan of the house is such that the secondary bedrooms are by the entrance, 300 feet from the registered offender, and the master bedroom toward the back of the house.   Is it reasonable to assume that this lowers its property value, and affects the ability to resell this house, since the registered offender owns his home and has resided there for 13 years?

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