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Marsha Flora, Home Buyer in Canton, OH

is this a bad area to live in?

Asked by Marsha Flora, Canton, OH Thu Jul 11, 2013

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Fair Housing practices, as well as the Realtor's Code of Ethics forbid us to answer that question directly. Your best bet is to look at the web sites which Rita has already provided in her answer. Also, if I have a client who is interested in a neighborhood, I encourage him or her to drive around the area at various times of the day and night, and even to speak to some of the neighbors.
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Only two major violations of the Fair Housing Act in the answers below. Not bad.

Real estate professionals are prohibited by federal law from discussing any area in subjective terms such as good, bad, safe, quiet, beautiful, etc. And they're absolutely prohibited from interpreting the data to steer a buyer "a few miles south" as was done below.

Trulia has links to crime stats in different areas on the property listings; click through there and you should be able to get your question answered about an area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 15, 2013
Marsha I have sent you many to look at all over Tucson. This is not something that a Realtor can discuss but there are many websites that you can access to get all the statistics you want. Here is one that we give our clients: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police . Good luck in your search and if you need further assistance let me know. Ric Mills ric925az@gmail.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 15, 2013
This is not something that a Realtor can discuss but there are many websites that you can access to get all the statistics you want. Here is one that we give our clients: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police . Good luck in your search and if you need further assistance let me know. Ric Mills ric925az@gmail.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 15, 2013
Greetings Marsha,

I hope this message finds you doing well. The nature of our professional licenses dictate that we are not allow to steer or disparage any neighborhood over any other. That said, all neighborhoods aren't created equal.

A great place to get a feel for the surrounding area would be zipskinny.com, linked below.

It will have a plethora of info that may be of interest to you.

Many Thanks for Your question and please don't hesitate to shoot me a message if I may be of further assistance.

Cheers, : )
Web Reference: http://zipskinny.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 22, 2013
It is a beautiful and wonderful area to live in. The people are friendly, the weather is warm but the majority of the year is mild and promotes outdoor activities and fun.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 21, 2013
Hi Marsha,

Real estate agents are not allowed to label an area "bad". That is a determination the buyer has to make for himself.

If you are wondering whether more crime occurs here as compared with other parts of Tucson, you can do some research here:

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police/stats

But "bad" might mean something different to you. Maybe you wonder whether people here take pride in their homes, or are the homes and yards poorly maintained. Or perhaps you wonder if the area is subject to noise or odor issues.

If you are not familiar with Tucson, I urge you come here and investigate various neighborhoods. The character of the neighborhoods can change quickly form one block to another. In a few days, you will have your own idea of which areas you prefer.

Best of luck,

Donna Moulton
Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
http://www.SweetDesertHome.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
Hi Marsha,

As a Realtor, I strongly suggest you find someone you trust to work with who can advise you based upon the market and our industry guidelines. Feel free to give me a call at your convenience.

Regards,
Michael.

http://www.tucsonrealestateliving.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
Hi Marsha,

As a Realtor I am not allowed to discuss or have a conversation regarding how "bad" an area or neighborhood is or isn't. However, there are free public sites that monitor reported crimes, allowing the general public to view the crime statistics. I am including a couple for you to review here.

Are you pre-approved with a lender? If not, that should be the first step for any potential home buyer(s). Next, start a relationship with a local Realtor or agent to start your search. You have some fantastic replies from good agents here in Tucson, AZ already.

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police/stats


Best of luck in your search.

Spirit

Spirit Messingham, PLLC
3rd Generation Full-Time Realtor®
Tierra Antigua Realty
Direct (520) 471-6900
Fax (866) 365-5208
SpiritRealty@cox.net
http://www.TierraAntigua.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
Here is the correct web link for crime stats in Tucson:

http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/police/stats
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
" Bad area " is relative. This area is typical of many Central Tucson neighborhoods.
If you want to know the crime rate, I suggest you go to the Tuson Police Dept's website--
TPD.gov--and look up that address.

I can tell you that the home needs substantial repairs and won't qualify for
a traditional loan.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 11, 2013
Based off the crime reports in that area, for this specific property it is in a safe area, however it is not that far from various high crime rate areas. From what I can tell, they tend to populate at a higher level in the southern areas roughly 12 miles away starting from E. Prince Rd ending at E. Broadway Blvd. Hope this helps.
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