Tastusan, Home Buyer in Garden Grove, CA

How safety is it in this area?

Asked by Tastusan, Garden Grove, CA Mon Sep 3, 2012

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Ann is partially correct: "Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods." To be totally correct, she should add, "based on race, religion, etc." That is known in the business as "block busting" or "redlining".

However, it is our responsibility, as Realtors(r) to answer questions posed to us by our clients based on factual information. My son's car being broken into is a fact. That this complex backs to a trail (former rail spur) is also a fact.

Would I be wrong in advising a client not to buy a home on the corner of a busy street if they had told me they did not wish to deal with traffic noise? My former home backed up to the 22W/405N on ramp. I would have been neglecting my disclosure responsibility had I not mentioned that, even with the new sound wall, there would be some noise from the freeway.
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You should check with the local police dept. for statistics to study. Do you have financing? We offer CHF Access half percent down payment with a minimum 580 fico score. The down payment on $500k is only $2,500 to qualify. http://tinyurl.com/8m558h4

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Contacting your local police department would be your best source.
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I've been a Garden Grove resident for over 22 yrs and have never had a problem. As Anna has mentioned its best to visit the areas yourself and you can check online for safety/crime related issues etc. When you decide on a area you would like to move to, its also best to work with an agent that lives in that area.
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When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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My son lives just up Newhope from there. I'd prefer he live somewhere else. His brother's car got broken into while parked in his apartment's lot. Another negative is that this complex backs to a trail which would make it much easier to jump the fence without being noticed.

On the plus side, this looks like new(er) construction. Also, it's an end unit so far enough away from Trask to be fairly quiet. It's also a very attractively decorated and, seemingly, well-cared-for home.

This home seems to be over priced based on the comparables. It should be closer to, if not below, $450,000.

Besides my son living in that area, I lived in West Garden Grove and am quite familiar with a good part of Orange County, especially that surrounding Garden Grove.

How else can I help? Send me an email at Tim@TimKunze.com or call me at 714-552-2335 and let's find you a great home.
Web Reference: http://www.TimKunze.com
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