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gprakash, Home Buyer in Cumming, GA

We are planning to move to Cumming, GA . I see that the crime rate is very high in Cumming based on statistics. What is your opinion?

Asked by gprakash, Cumming, GA Wed Sep 18, 2013

Specifically will be buying a home in Copper Creek, Cumming

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Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

http://www.crimereports.com

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
Thank you, Rodney, for a very clear, straight-forward answer to this question. Too many agents get into trouble when they try to answer it for the clients.
Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014
You can check out the city's website below - I know the area very well - Copper Creek is a wonderful community

http://www.cityofcumming.net/
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
I am not sure where you are getting your statistics or what you are comparing them to and I am not sure what you consider as high. Cumming is a wonderful family oriented small town and relatively rural.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
I am getting the info from the following sites

http://spotcrime.com/#cumming%2C%20ga

http://www.usa.com/cumming-ga-crime-and-crime-rate.htm

Based on usa.com, the crime rate in GA is higher than US average and Cumming crime rate is higher than GA...

Spot crime shows this graphically and looks scary..

I am currently living in bergen county NJ, where the crime rate is much lower (almost) negligible compared to US average or NJ average crime rates.

thaniks for all your answers.
Prakash
Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013
The easiest way to determine exactly what would affect your purchase decision can be made by using the Internet with numerous websites like the ones below. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
SellsRealty@gmail.com
404-538-5499

http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=HAMMONDJOHNM

http://www.chapmanhallprofessionals.com

http://www.SellsRealty.org

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.greatschools.org/
Web Reference: http://www.city-data.com/
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
Hello,

I am a resident in S. Forsyth and I'm very familiar with Copper Creek. My sister-in-law is a 9-1-1 operator for Forsyth County Sheriff's Department. She said there are "pockets" where the criminal activity is higher.

I can only speak of my own experience. The only problems I've ever had occurred during Junior/Senior wars when my house got rolled with toilet paper! I've owned several homes in the area. All three of my boys have been in the schools and we've never personally had anything worse than the kids pulling pranks.

There is no place you can live that will be "crime-free". You've chosen a really nice neighborhood and community. I think you'll be happy.

If you have any more questions just call me. I'll be happy to answer any question you might.

Sincerely,

Paige Parker
The Mark Spain Team
Keller Williams North Atlanta
678-925-6375
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
I have lived and worked in Cumming most of my life. I love it here!! We have the lake, mountains and it's a wonderful place for me and my family. I have raised my kids here because I feel so comfortable.
I would suggest you call the Cumming police department and ask them about the crime here.

If I can help you with any other questions or any of your Real Estate needs, please feel free to call, text or email me.

deyonnerealty@yahoo.com

De Yonne Alexander
404-444-7155
Keller Williams Realty Community Partners
Cumming, GA 30040
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
What matters most is your opinion. Agents are prohibited by license laws from speaking about crime statistics.

Chris
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 18, 2013
Whay not consider moving a little further north to Big Canoe? Gated, & very private. Amenities abound: 27 holes of golf, 17,000 sq. ft. fitness center - with indoor pool & 2 tennis courts, lighted hardcoat & clay outdoor courts, fishing, boating (no gas powered boats), 22 miles of hiking & biking trails. and much, much more.
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