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Carol Connel…, Home Buyer in Huntersville, NC

Crime rate in this area? How close to UGA? If you don't mind, thanks.

Asked by Carol Connelly, Huntersville, NC Mon Jun 17, 2013

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Rodney is correct, but the site I like to use to view crime data in athens is the Red and Blacks (UGA Student newspaper) crime watch map. The newspaper pulls data from the police department and publishes it each week online. Check out the link: http://www.redandblack.com/crime/crime_maps/athens-crime-map…

Thanks,
Stephen Molloy
REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty
706.389.8289
info@realtorstephen.com
http://www.realtorstephen.com
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Hi Carol,
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.
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