Marlenejamin, Home Buyer in Minneapolis, MN

crime rate in this area

Asked by Marlenejamin, Minneapolis, MN Fri Dec 7, 2012

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Stephanie Gruver’s answer
It's true - as agents, we are not allowed to provide information about crime. And when you think about it - crime is not our job - helping people buy or sell real estate is our job.

As suggested previously in this thread - a call to the Minneapolis Police Dept (probably the 4th precinct) might be a good place to start. I've also seen buyers network among their Facebook friends to find resources for additional information, and of course, searching on the Internet.

As a side note - there are a number of nicely renovated homes done by local nonprofit developers in Minneapolis and some first ring suburbs in an effort to provide more affordable homes. These homes do have income restrictions, but these income restrictions are often much higher than most buyers realize, and there are often large amounts ($10,000+) down payment assistance programs available specifically for the purchase of these homes.

I've worked with a number of buyers who purchased a home using these programs, and I have loan officers who specialize in knowing how to utilize down payment assistance programs to the maximum benefit of the buyer. Since helping people buy and sell real estate is my job - knowing about these opportunities is a focus of my business.

Good luck with your home search!


Stephanie Gruver, Realtor
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2012
Agents are really not permitted to give you information about those items about a neighborhood,as
they risk it to be considered steering. So yes you must do your own research on the internet there are
many sites that will give you good information, the same goes for the report cards of schools. And
once you have narrowed down homes in a certain area, drive through them at different days and times and drop by the local police dept. for more info...

Good luck to you...

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 8, 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 Sat Dec 8, 2012

Here's a few things you should know. This property is bank-owned and sold "as-is". For some reason, it's not currently available for showing at this time...but I'd be happy to show it to you as soon as that changes, if possible. Call me to set that up.

As for the crime rate... Realtors aren't the experts when it comes to that type of thing and so we don't give advice outside of our area of expertise. We do however refer people to the experts. I won't guess about such things...but the police are relative experts on such things. The info on this link might help.

If you would like to see that home, or if I can help in some other way, call me. 763-228-2967 ~mike
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