Lizvette Var…, Renter in Passaic, NJ

90 somerset st garfield, nj how this neighborhood and neighbors like.

Asked by Lizvette Vargas, Passaic, NJ Mon Feb 28, 2011

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Okay so that everyone knows this, as a Licensed Real Estate Agent, and most definitely as a Realtor, it is not our concern as to how the neighborhood is, we are bound by laws and ethic codes to not look at, judge, steer, notice or comment on the people off or commonality of any area. If you want to know an area and know it well, visit it, on a week day, a week night, a weekend day, and a weekend night, judge for yourself. Google the local police department for the area and ask them about crime and disturbances, look online for demographics of the area. Our concern is to show list and sell homes, disclose items that deal with the structure and the way the home is recorded in the county logs. We determine house value for the purpose of fair pricing on the market, we make sure that the listing and selling procedures go smoothly and we make sure that no one was refused a home for any other reason than they did not make financing or disregarded the outline of the contract they signed. Buying any home requires that the person selling and the people buying do some investigation as to the neighborhood, the condition of the home, and of the financial obligation they will take on in completing the sale of the home!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 1, 2011
Onlyyou will know what this neighborhoof is like. So check it out yourself. Go there at all different times of the day and night and on the weekends. Best of luck!

Matt Laricy
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 1, 2011
Hi Lizvetter, John is right. You need to do your own due diligence - when you visit the property, keep your eyes and ears open, visit at different times of day and on different days of the week to get a good read on the area.

A good place to begin general research on any community is the township website, here is the link for Garfield's:

You can also tap other public records - call the local police, etc.

From there, nothing replaces "boots on the ground".

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Thank you all for the suggestions.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 1, 2011
Agreed - Gerard amplifies my views. Good luck to you Lizvette.

Jeanne Feenick
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We as agents can't answer this type of question, it is illegal and we get in big trouble, loss of license if we discuss people and not dwelling.
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