Off Limit Topics Include:
â€¢ Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
â€¢ Environmental Concerns
â€¢ Household Income
â€¢ 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:
Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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One tip that has't been offered here. Go to the community and talk to neighbors. Find out what they think. They'll be willing to talk, and you're likely to get better information anyway. Sometimes crimes aren't reported, but they still happen. Other times (and this happened with a property I own) there was a 1-man crime wave. A lone person, from dozens of miles away, burglarized multiple houses. Yes, the crime statistics really shot up...until he was caught. Now the area is--as it was before--virtually crime free. You won't get that insight from looking at statistics on reported crime.
Hope that helps.
Trulia has a new tool to illustrate crime data at the link below. As Rodney pointed out we cannot comment on crime rates but we can tell you how to find the information you want. Also try googling "crime statistics" followed by the zip code you are interested in, check out the local jursdiction's police website, or go directly to the local precinct and ask their opinion.
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