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Marnold, Home Buyer in Cleveland, Minneapolis...

How safe is 3707 Sheridan Ave. South?

Asked by Marnold, Cleveland, Minneapolis, MN Sun May 13, 2012

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In Society, there's crime everywhere. As Realtors, we aren't experts on crime or crime statistics. We also aren't experts on taxes or issues of law. I would suggest that you do your own research and get information directly from the experts. You can get crime statistics, and predatory offender data from a number of sources. Here's some.

MN Dept.. of Corrections (Predatory Offender info)
651-361-7200 or... http://www.corr.state.mn.us

The City of Minneapolis Police Department will probably have helpful info. including data on the neighborhood as well as any police call records for that exact address. http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/

If you are considering the purchase of that home, let me know.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Sorry, but it's against the law for licensed real estate agents to comment about safety if you are referring to crime statistics. We can only comment on the physical aspects of the property. I'm sure all the other agents will tell you the same thing. However, you can check these statistics online or you can call the local police precinct. They can answer your questions.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
Hi, Marnold!
Yes, I agree with Mike, the address seems confusing. Please let us know if we are getting it wrong.

But, the other point is that we, as agents, cannot speak about safety or crime rates or render an opinion about what a neighborhood is like in any other regard than market value. The reason behind this is because if we give YOU, the potential buyer/renter our opinion, then you might make a choice based on what WE think is acceptable, rather than what YOU think is acceptable. And, the State of MN Department of Commerce would perceive that something called "steering". We don't want to do that, so we recommend you do some of your own research to find out what you think is best.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 17, 2012
If you elect to do research on crime using any of the links provided below, be sure that you have the address correct. It's not 3707 Sheridan Ave. SOUTH, that address doesn't exist. It's 3707 Sheridan Ave. NORTH.

There's some down payment assistance programs that this home qualifies for that might be helpful to you. Also, it's been inspected and found to comply will all the city codes.This property seems very nice.

However, to purchase it, there are some income requirements.

To be eligible, total gross annual income (total income is calculated for all residents age 18 and over even if they are not on the PA or the deed) for the household may not exceed the following:
1 Person Household - $44,950
2 Person Household - $51,400
3 Person Household - $57,800
4 Person Household - $64,200
5 Person Household - $69,350
6 Person Household - $74,500
7 Person Household -$79,650
8 Person Household - $84,750

Let me know if you have interest.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 13, 2012
As a realtor, I can't give any client any advice or "steering" about the crime or makeup of any neighborhood. By state law, it is up to the consumer to do their own research about these things, and therefore we can only provide information on where you may want to go to get the information that you are seeking.

This is a great place to get overall crime information: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/

This is the state of MN site for sex offender info: http://www.corr.state.mn.us

And this is a site that seems to have more sex offender info than the state's site: http://www.familywatchdog.us

These are all resources that I provide to my clients, so that they can make their own determination about what home and what neighborhood fits their needs and meets their expectations.

Best wishes.
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