Neuborne, Home Buyer in Queens, NY

Just put a deposit down on a BEAUTIFUL apt on Montgomery around Utica. But the crime rate has me thinking of bailing. Thoughts?

Asked by Neuborne, Queens, NY Tue Sep 10, 2013

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You can't ask someone else that question. The safety question is always something you have to ask yourself. Do your due diligence and make your decision.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 27, 2014
Hello, one thing you have to always remember about buying a home and that's location is everything. You can decorate, upgrade make repairs and additions to a place but you cannot move it. If you are not feeling 100% about your area you may want to rethink it before it's too late, a crime filled area is a serious thing that you don't want to regret.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 5, 2014
Montgomery and Utica is protected by the 71 Pct. here is a link to the most up to date, and most accurate statistics; http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/…
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 10, 2013
The New York Daily New is reporting; A 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while he was riding a bicycle in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon, police said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was riding his bike on Union St. near Utica Ave. in Crown Heights at 12:17 p.m. when he was shot once in the head, authorities said. Emergency responders brought him to Kings County Hospital, where he died The suspect fled the scene in a dark SUV southbound on Pennsylvania Ave. toward the Belt Parkway, officials said.
Flag Sun Oct 12, 2014
Dear Neuborne:

That is a very subjective question and the answer can vary depending on who you ask and what you are used to. Your best bet would be to do research into crime statistics in the area via the local police precinct and on Google. Also you want to talk to some local business owners and see how they feel about the area. Talk to people you know who live in the area and lastly spend some time in the area and get a feel for the lay of the land so to speak (do this late at night!).

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 11, 2013
Good afternoon! It is always better for your safety to check it on http://www.spotcrime.com. Good luck and stay safe!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2015
Good afternoon! It is always better for your safety to check it on http://www.spotcrime.com. Good luck and stay safe!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2015
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 15, 2014
lol the ghetto - stay away from there
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 8, 2013
As mentioned in other comments, contact your local police department and they will give you an accurate report on the area you are buying a home. Strongly advise you keep in close contact with your Realtor as to the dates on your contract so that you can choose what options you have before you lose your earnest money. It may be too late.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 11, 2013
For accurate crime/safety information check with the local police department; if you have an executed contract, bailing out may not be a good idea, therefore consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 11, 2013
Thanks for the advice. For what it's worth, I fully expect to lose my deposit, and I'm OK with that. I haven't signed a lease yet, just a deposit agreement, and I just want to walk away from the whole thing. Someone was shot right outside the building in May, and all of the crimes in the area listed on this site involved guns or knives.
Flag Wed Sep 11, 2013
if you want to bailing out you take the risk of loosing your deposit. The crime rate is not so bad there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 11, 2013
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