I have been a mortgage lender for 21 years- We are licensed in 15 states. FHA and VA approved.
First Capital Mortgage
This is a convenient area on the edge of Lafayette...to the South. This is not in West Lafayette. If you would like to discuss the area in general, or have me submit a list of homes that meet your criteria, I would be delighted. You may wish to email me at Lweaver@shook.com.
I have not heard anything negative about the area around Portsmouth Dr. To get accurate information about crime stats for that area, I would suggest to call your local Lafayette Police Department. Hope this helps. If you need any assistance in looking for other homes or price negotiating to get you the best price let me know. I would be happy to help. I am a Buyers Agent specializing in price negotiating for buyers for the #1 Real Estate Team in Lafayette. The Kristy Sporre-Davis Team.
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I encourage you to hire a real estate professional in your area who'll help you determine what things are important to you in your new home...and see if this home fits that criteria. If it fits your specific needs and wants, then it's a "good" area.
Good luck in your search.