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Tina Skouen, Home Buyer in New York, NY

IS 524 West 142nd Street a good place to stay?

Asked by Tina Skouen, New York, NY Sun Aug 14, 2011

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Yes it is located in a very nice neighborhood in Hamilton Heights between two subway stations. As you can see there's gorgeous brownstones everywhere and it is close to great restaurants all over. This is a perfect place to be if you are attending school at City College because it is within walking distance to the campus.
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Steering is a serious violation and Real Estate professionals know that. You may visit the area, talk to people there and judge for yourself. You can use http://www.propertyshark.com for any additional reports.
Link http://www.walkscore.com gives you information about amenities in the area.
Web Reference: http://www.walkscore.com
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Hello Tina, here is a link to a recent New York Times article which you may find interesting; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/realestate/hamilton-height…
Web Reference: http://www.clovelake.com
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Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods, therefore if unfamiliar with the area do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors, etc., then make a determination, will your comfort level be reached.
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i've lived two blocks from the property for four year. each person has their own perception of what is good and what is bad. you will have to walk the neighborhood and make the assessment on your own. Denny's comment is considered steering and its against fair housing laws to steer clients away or to any neighborhood. the client needs to make their own opinion of the area, not the agent.
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Tina,
What constitutes "a good place" is very subjective. I would suggest you spend a little time in the area, check out the services in the community, the schools, the crime stats, and see if you like the area. We are legally not able to "steer" you to, or away from, neighborhoods.
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it is not a really good place to stay; if you got family
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