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breana.bhale…, Renter in San Jose, CA

Is the area around kooser rd safe as far as crime rates?

Asked by breana.bhalesha, San Jose, CA Sat Dec 1, 2012

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TerriVellios.Com’s answer
Allyson gave you good information.

I used to live in that area 10 years ago where we raised our two sons before moving to Washington state (and then we moved back Santa Clara County). At that time I personally didn't feel in harms way.

What I can share with you is that all neighborhoods have their issues and they change. Also each person's tolerance is different than another. In additional to looking at the crime reports visit the neighborhoods at various times of the day and weekends. Talk to neighbors, the local stores, and businesses. They are going to be your best resources.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_…

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content…

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/san-jose/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com
http://www.spotcrime.com
http://www.nixle.com/
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
Hi Breana

Thank you for question.

As Realtors we can refer you to sites which you can preview and make up your own mind.

Here are 2 fine sites:

https://www.crimereports.com/

and

http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

If we can answer any further questions give me a call.

Best regards
Perry and Ruth

Coldwell Banker

408-859-4111
Web Reference: http://ruthandperry.com/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
The best thing is to talk to neighbors, the local stores, and businesses. They are going to be your best resources. Also you can get information by checking the following websites http://www.crimereports.com, alsohttp://www.meganslaw.ca.gov " or call the local police department they can be very helpful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
I like Allyson's answer below

"...there are websites with the information for you so that you can see what reports have been made to the police. You can review http://www.crimereports.com to see the police activity in the area and also http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov "

It's also amazing how helpful the local police department can be.

If you are also interested in the quality of schools I can set up a search for homes based upon API scores as well as bedrooms, baths, sqft, price, etc.... I have the only tool in the industry able to do so.

In otherwords, in this county or that zip code show me all homes for sale that are in the attendance boundary for elementary or middle schools with an API score of 850 or more.

Interested Buyers can contact me at 408-209-0849 or Stu@StuCarson.com and I will set up your custom home search-automated alert for you.

And visit our website at http://www.JustSchoolInfo.com

Stu Carson
408-209-0849
Stu@StuCarson.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
Thank you for your question Breana:

I have clients who live on Kooser Road. I am frequently on Kooser Road. Personally I consider Kooser Road and the surrounding area to be a very safe, very desirable neighborhood.

However, whether a neighborhood is safe or desirable is an extremely subjective decision.

One of the best ways that I have found for my clients to determine whether or not my clients will like the neighborhood, is to go knocking on doors in the neighborhood and talk to the neighbors before you buy in the neighborhood.

I have found going out and talking to the neighbors to be one of the best ways to determine whether or not you will like that neighborhood.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
American Realty
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
Email Address: charlesbutterfieldbkr@yahoo.com
DRE#00901872
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
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.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
Hi Breana,
As a realtor we are prevented from steering clients in regards to a neighborhood's demographics, safety, ethnic make up, etc., so we cannot "rate" any area for safety.
However there are websites with the information for you so that you can see what reports have been made to the police. You can review http://www.crimereports.com to see the police activity in the area and also http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
At your service,
Allyson
408-705-6578
allyson@homesbyallyson.com
Certified Distressed Property Expert
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 2, 2012
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