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Gizmo, Home Buyer in 91316

I am thinking of buying a condo in Villa Lorena in Tarazna is this complex safe and how would I find out if

Asked by Gizmo, 91316 Sat Jun 20, 2009

any crime has been happening is this complex

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Where are security cameras? I have a friend who had his car damaged and things stolen out of it there and we were not told about cameras. Are they in the parking units or just an entrance? I looked in to buying there but there seems to be an undesirable element there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 1, 2010
There are now security cameras installed at Villa Lorena. Only reported crime is someone feeding a kitty cat.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 11, 2010
Joe. You should check your facts. There has been a security guard on site for years. I have owned a unit for almost 20 years and there have been very few problems. It is a quiet complex. You have one instance of something happening and you generalize to the whole complex. Maybe you don't want someone to buy in this complex because you have one for sale in another one nearby.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 5, 2009
The area is pretty safe, but Villa Lorena has had a history of car break-ins, and a client of mine who I sold a condo to there, had her car stolen. The problem is that Villa Lorena, unlike other complexes in the area has refused to adopt basic safety measures that protect people and property. The two easiest fixes are adding a network of monitored security cameras, and a roving nighttime security patrol. Hopefully they adopt these measures.

Richard Schulman
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 21, 2009
Hi Gizmo,

You can check with the LAPD for crime statistics, but the best thing would be to talk to some of the neighbors in the complex. It seems to be a nice complex and well maintained...check out these links for crime stats, and call the senior lead officer for the area...

Best of luck to you!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 20, 2009
18307 Burbank Blvd. is a pretty safe area. Mostly security buildings and a lot of traffic.
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