Jadreamin1012, Home Buyer in Brockton, MA

I guess no one is willing to comment on the area,

Asked by Jadreamin1012, Brockton, MA Sat Dec 10, 2011

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Thank you Peter.

And, Jadreamin1012, no one knows to what you are referring.
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Realtors do not make value judgments on neighborhoods. It is part and parcel of the ethical behavior we agree to when we become realtors. It is also a fair and moral way to behave.
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Don Tepper is right! Steering is an illegal act. I will offer you a link that I found that may offer you some insight. If you have anymore questions feel free to email me SethWinkleman@PrudentialCT.com or te4xt 860-985-5816
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Actually, I looked at your previous questions and the answers, and you did get some comments on the area. Generally positive, in fact.

But understand: Realtors are not going to answer such questions as: Is this area safe? Are the schools good? Is the crime rate low? Is it safe for a single woman to live here? Is this a family-friendly area? Is this area racially (or culturally) diverse? Would a [Jew/Muslim/African-American/gay/etc.] feel comfortable here?

They just won't. Period. Forget about it.

Instead, you'll get links to websites so you can check the demographics. You'll be told to call the local police for crime statistics. The more creative agents will tell you to go to the neighborhood and talk to the neighbors. Or if your concern is about schools, to talk to parents.

You may find non-agents more willing to share their views on such topics. But you won't get it from agents.

Hope that helps.
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
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Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging. Check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.
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Some good advice here. Visit the location you are thinking about to see of it's what you want in a neighborhood community.
Good luck!
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Try talking to friends, neighbors, and the local constabulary. You'll get plenty of comments.
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Probably not. As real estate professionals we generally allow buyers to do their own research on the various areas in which they are interested. In fact, there is some information we are not permitted to provide as it would be considered prejudicial. You can use various websites such as http://www.zipskinny.com to get demographics. Just put in the zip code and you will be provided with a wealth of information.
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Asking to grade a neighborhood in the real estate market is called stearing. (illegal:) Talk with and visit with people in each area, They will tell you how they like living there. Visit schools or churches, drive through at different times. It is not an agents job to pick your neighbors.
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