There are currently 74 resale and new homes in Staten Island on Trulia, including 42 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in West Brighton was $485,117 for the week ending Oct 13, which represents a decrease of 0.4%, or $2,089, compared to the prior week.
I'm not an agent and have worked in the area for quite some time. West Brighton goes from good to not good at all. Your best bet is to go around the area during the evening and night time hours. Broadway off Bay Street is okay, Broadway off Richmond Terrace, is not so hot. When looking at any neighborhood always go for a drive at night and see for yourself.
Realtor are not allowed to discuss these matters. If you'd like to research this area you may start by visiting this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_New_Brighton,_Staten_Island and find usefull information. Then you can take Gregory's advise and drive the area.
Good Luck to you.
At any time you need need the assistance of a full time Realor you are welcome to contact me.
No Real Estate broker is allowed to discuss or discriminate on the condition of an area. My best advice to you would be to drive around the immediate area at night during the week, and on the weekend during the day.I would love to help you find an area that is suitable for you and your family. I can meet with you at your convenience if you would like to come into my office for a consultation. We can discuss all your options when purchasing a home. I can be reached at (347)297-1075 or you can email me at http://www.gregdsells.com
Thank You for your time. Look forward to hearing from you.
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