Tommie, Home Buyer in Madison, GA

I am buying a home in one of the historic districts of Savannah. Can anyone tell me which areas to avoid? Or, which areas would be considered safe?

Asked by Tommie, Madison, GA Sun Feb 3, 2013

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Hi Tommie,
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…

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
I would stay away from the streets that are numbers if that makes sense. There is a beautiful house for sale at 217 E. Gaston Street....probably has the best bathrooms of any house in the historic district. Is an inn that is being sold as a private residence.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 25, 2013
Hi Tommie!
These are two GREAT website as you can go to do your research!
http://www.raidsonline.com/ This is a crime map you can type in a property address and see what has crimes have happened around that address.
http://www.myhomesavannah.com/mimarket/zip/31326/ This is a great site that has information about neighborhoods, shopping, demographics and things to do.
If you have any questions please email me or call! edyannett@kw.com / 912-844-9000


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
I am a real estate agent in Savannah, GA.

The historic district consists of several types of properties. Your search would depend on what type of home you desire: condo?, townhome?, single family?

I will be glad to assist you, if you are not already represented by an agent.

Sincerely,

Wyman Inglett
The Sumner Group
office: 912-356-0010
cell: 912-660-3261
email: winglett@sumnerreg.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Hi, you can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options would be http://www.SpotCrime.com and http://www.CrimeReports.com

Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Please find Trulia's community link below, this will aid you in your decision and be sure to drive the neighborhoods to find the best fit for your specific needs.

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/30650-Madison/

Best of Luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Tommie, thanks for the question regretfully we as agents could not tell you, x village is safe or y town is full of criminals. We can be the source of the source. Check out: spotcrime.com, Savannah-Chatham Metro PD has a crime map on there website. Also I always tell my clients that they need to drive the neighborhood they are intending to live in at least morning noon and night just to make sure it is where you want to be. Thanks again Tommie and good luck.

If you need any assistance with your historic home hunt please call me at 812-665-2941.

Johnathan Kenyon
Heather Murphy Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
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