jwilkinson, Home Buyer in Lanham, MD

hello, i'm considering buying a home in upper Marlboro on Wren Ct. How is the crime rate?

Asked by jwilkinson, Lanham, MD Sat Mar 16, 2013

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Hello Jwilkenson,

The first step in the home buying process is to get pre-approved for your mortgage.   You can start this by going to my online link.  Click here and enter your information so I can run numbers for you:  https://6760686183.secure-loancenter.com/WebApp/Start.aspx?&… you hit SUBMIT, and then e-mail me back and I will be able to access your information through our secure website and will run figures for you right away. This does not obligate you to use Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, although we do appreciate the opportunity to work with you! I am looking forward to working with you and helping you get the keys  to your new home!  I value you and appreciate your referrals!  Sincerely, Catherine Purcell Senior Mortgage Loan OfficerOver 25 years of Real Estate and Mortgage experiencefocused on educating my clients so you can make an informed decision that best suits your needs!Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation200 High Street 5th FloorBoston, MA 02110Cell:  202 573-6035Office:  617 456-1700catherinep@fairwaymc.co http://mwww.fairwayboston.com MLO# 194172  FIMC NMLS# 2289 
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By law, real estate agents cannot steer clients to or from a community. This means there is certain information we are unable to give out. In this case, you would have to research the crime rate on Wren Court independent of the agent's help. However, to find this information, you can contact your local police department, go to your local government's website or go to http://www.neighborhoodscout.com or http://www.crimereports.com to learn more about crime in a particular area.

I hope I have answered your question. For further assistance or additional questions, I can always be contacted directly.
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Hi Upper is a really growing community. The best source to find out about the crime is the local police department. Here is their link http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/government/PublicSafety… . Good luck on finding and purchasing your home.
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Good Afternoon,

I am glad that you are conducting research before you purchase a home. it appears that most have answered your question and assisted with pointing you in the right direction. I have some additional information that should assist you. Below is a link to the Prince George's county Police Department Neighborhood Crime Statistics page. From there, you should be able to find information related to crime in the community.

If I can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to give me a call or e-mail.

Best Regards,

Greg H.
Exit Bennett Realty
Real Estate Specialist/CDPE
(240) 304-0576 - Cell

http://www.DMVHomesearch.com
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Hello There

Small World, one of my buyers just purchased a house a few weeks ago on Wren Ct. Lovely looking neighborhood. To answer your question, contact the local police department to get detail information on the crime statistics in your neighborhood.

My folks Love it!

If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to call or email me anytime.

Best of Luck,
Ella
MarylandRealEstateLady.com
202-439-7391 cell
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Dear JWilkinson,
You ask a question we hear often. I wrote a post to answer that very concern. It's pasted below. Feel free to also browse my site for other helpful FAQ topics: http://www.FindHousesDCMetro.com
Researching an area to move is probably the first thing you as home buyers do when wanting to move. The research often begins with the houses, and prices. If you like the homes for the price, then many buyers make searching community amenities and perhaps schools next.

Now comes the time to have the REALTOR take you out and tour the homes researched. Wondering if your research has been accurate you ask the agent “How is this area?” At which point you should imagine hearing the sounds of a mack truck’s screeching breaks trying to stop before hitting the itty bitty car in front of them. What I mean by this is did you know that it is a violation for us REALTORS to comment on any neighborhood, community, city, region, or even schools. That’s right. We could be accused of trying to “steer” certain people into certain neighborhoods by answering questions like “What are the demographics here?” Or “What is the crime rate here?”

To find these answers call the local police department. Google the local crime reports, which often will populate by entering an address alone. Drive the areas at different times and include early morning trips to gain an idea of traffic to and from your office if you’d be in rush hour traffic. I had a client rent a hotel room one night near the house she was considering to get a feel for the community and commute to work. She shopped the nearby malls, ate at an area restaurant, walked the local park, and left the hotel for work in the morning. What a great idea to get hands on research.

Do your own investigating and ask neighbors in the community. With the Internet, everything you’d want to know is at your fingertips from community reports, school report cards, US Census reports, employment / employers and more. Just remember, you shouldn’t seek this information from a licensed Real Estate Professional. A home purchase is a big investment lasting years. Do your homework in advance.

Regards,
Ariana Loucas RE/MAX
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