Barbara C., Renter in Savannah, GA

Hello, I am looking to relocate to Ashley Midtown in Savannah. Is this a quiet neighborhood with low crime?

Asked by Barbara C., Savannah, GA Mon May 20, 2013

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Hi Barbara...gosh I know you are sitting there after reading these answers saying:

WHAT GOOD IS IT WORKING WITH A REALTOR IF THEY CAN'T TELL ME THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I NEED/WANT TO KNOW. It drives me crazy also as we are the professionals who know real estate in Savannah best.

That being said, you need to interview two or three Realtors on the phone....and see who you feel most comfortable with. A good strong relationship will prove invaluable to you and your home search! You are welcome to call me at 912 631 0220. Good luck! Traci
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 17, 2013
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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 13, 2013
Barbara,

Thank you for the questions here on Trulia Voices. Realtors are a bit limited on what they can say about an area. Crime and if it is "nice" are a few. With that said I would check out http://www.spotcrime.com and the Savannah Police Department link at http://www.savannahga.gov for information on crime. Their is no better research tool in my opinion than physically visiting an area morning, noon and night.

Good luck! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call, text or email me.


Johnathan Kenyon
Heather Murphy Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
48 Abercorn St Suite 201
Savannah, GA 31410
C: 912-665-2941
O: 912-232-8580
F: 912-232-8581
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 20, 2013
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