Terrie, You can gather info on crime via a number of websites. The on I like is City-data.com.. My guess would be that it would be much better than where you live now (Cleveland Ohio), But you would have to determine that yourself. Please let me know if I can help with your real estate search_
You can contact the Escambia County Sheriff Department for the information you need for a particular neighborhood. We as realtors can direct you to sources of public information on things like crime rates and schools, however we are not really allowed to give an opinion that would steer you toward or away from a particular neighborhood, nor are we familiar with every neighborhood. The sheriff's department can tell you about any break ins, and other offenses, just give them the address of the homes you are considering. Looks like you are looking at a rental on that street. My company also does rentals, visit my website at http://www.pensacolarealtymasterslcom for a list of what we currently have available. Good luck with your search, and let me know if I can help you with something.... more
Good Question~ Besides a full security system, I do believe that they make chime alarms that go on windows and doors to alert parents of children when they are exiting through a door or window. I would check at Lowes or Home Depot and see what they suggest.
Also, a good sign saying no tresspassing, dog on premises, or security system installed should deter someone from entering the premises. There are also neighborhood watches and crime stoppers which can be of help. Hope these answers help you some!
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL
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HOA stands for Home Owners Association. I suspect you are referring to the fees the association charges. It would be a good idea to find out what those fees cover. Often in a townhouse community they would cover lawn maintenance, snow removal and maintenance of the exterior of the structures, but it's always best to be sure.... more
Try your local Sheriff's office to research if this is important to your buying decision.
If a buyer is worried about events that have occured with previous owners then they probably should never buy any home and live in a van down by the river.
Even when building from the ground up, it's not possible to determine if someone may have taken their own life (at any time previously, ie. back to the 1800s) on that plot of land.
All the best,
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. 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...
Thanks for your questions~ I recently did a blog on this as we get this question all the time! Check it out here: http://realtymastersoffl.blogspot.com/2012/01/is-it-in-good-neighborhood-age-old.html
I think you will find this helpful with your search as it gives different ways to investigate different neighborhoods, including my favorite way which is to call the Escambia County Sheriffs office:
4. Call the Experts: If you'd rather get the most accurate information on crime, gang activity, theft, homicide, and other serious felonies, we suggest you call the Escambia and Santa Rosa County Sherfif's Office. Escambia County:(Pensacola, cantonment, perdido Key) 850-436-9630 and Santa Rosa County (Pace, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Navarre) 850-983-1100
Good luck in finding a great home!
Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin,Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL ~ #1 in Pensacola rental homes and apartments!
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For answers to these types of questions you have to contact the police department. I'm honestly not sure why Trulia even offers this category to ask questions as real estate professionals are prohibited from answering them.... more
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.
I feel also that must add that I have contacted the local police department and I have used the website that they gave me to look information up. However, I don't feel as if I am being properly informed & I also fear that even if this place doesn't work out for us as far as safety no where in pensacola will because I didn't feel safe anywhere in town when I got our house last month.
I also know that realtors cannot give me their opinion on if a neighborhood is safe, but I am hoping that someone else that lives in the area or near the area can provide me with some insight.... more
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When it comes to any crime concerns, do contact/visit the local police department and ask all your questions, they are your best source of accurate and up to the minute information--real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.... more
The best source for this information is to be in touch with the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and reliable information and are generally very willing to be helpful
Good luck... more