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Thomas.shirl…, Renter in Lithonia, GA

Are there a lot of kick-in burgularies in the complex or the community?

Asked by Thomas.shirley38, Lithonia, GA Tue Jun 12, 2012

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Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a real estate agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a real estate agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:
http://www.crimereports.com

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

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rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 13, 2013
Hi Thomas.shirley38,

Trulia has a Crime Maps feature which can help you determine the crime levels of neighborhoods.

To find the Crime Maps feature in the Lithonia, follow this link:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Lithonia-Georgia/crime/

If I can help with anything else, just let me know!

Kim
Community Manager, Trulia Voices
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 13, 2012
You will have to go to DeKalb Co. police dept and get a report for your area. Realtors are prohibited by law from answering questions of this nature.

If I can be of assistance in obtaining a property for you for this area I'll gladly be able to assist you.

-Travis Williams
BHGRE Metro Brokers
404.422.8568
http://www.MyAgentIsTravis.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 12, 2012
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