Deshawna Smi…, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

How is the area of eastwick/southwest? Is there a lot of crime around Island avenue or 75th street?

Asked by Deshawna Smith, Philadelphia, PA Mon Jan 2, 2012

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Larry Lichtman’s answer
Hi Deshawna,

There are some beautiful neighborhoods in SW. As far as crime statistics and safety, you'll need to judge for yourself. You can find answers to your questions at sites like and Good luck with your home search. If you are in need of assistance in your home search, please feel free to call me. I'd be happy to help.

All the best,
Larry Lichtman
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 9, 2012

Check with the watch Commander at the local pricinct for information. He is your best source.

Fran and Mark Reddiing
Prudential Fox and Roach, Realtors
1010 Stony Hill Road
Yardley PA 19067
215-321-3307 Direct
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 3, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 3, 2012
Hi Realtors are not allowed to give opinions about neighborhoods, they can tell you how far the train station is, the shopping mall, the schools etc., but when it comes to what kind of neighborhood it is, or suggesting one over another for any reason is illegal and can and would be considered "steering" which is illegal.

Therefore you must do it on your own, by visiting websites, once you narrowed down some neighborhoods,
check their own websites if available, stop by the local police dept. and once you narrowed down a few homes, then feel free to contact some of the neighbors and ask them what they like about their neighborhood.... Better
get informed ahead of time than have regrets later on.... and I always say, areas do change over time, but
asking questions will help you make the initial yes or no decision on various areas. Also drive through the neighborhoods you zero in on, at different times of the day and week, and get a feel for it, and see if it meets your needs, remember everybody's needs are different, one buyer needs a park nearby another one wants a shopping mall or the highway for the commute nearby..... Likes and dislikes are very very personal issues.

Good Luck a happy 2012
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 3, 2012
Hey There, you can actually go to a website that will help you... Below is the links check them out..
This is also a great link of any sex offenders, that is really important especially if you plan on having children you don't want no jerks lurking around without you knowing, of course the best neighborhood would be a sex offender free neighborhood wish you the best and hope this helped!
Jeannette Batsikas with lighthouse RE
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 2, 2012
You can actually go the your nearest police district and they will give grant you that info.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 2, 2012
Deshawna, we as Realtors are prohibited by law from discussing crime stats with you, but I CAN direct you to my website to view the charts and graphs on your own. Just enter any zip code you want to research. You can also compare two (2) zip codes. School data is there too.

You can also search for homes and save them directly on my site. Call me if you want to discuss what the next few steps in your home buying process should be.

Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Licensed in NJ and PA
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
215.735.2225 office
856.617.1212 mobile
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