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Chan Williams, Renter in Atlanta, GA

is it a bad area?

Asked by Chan Williams, Atlanta, GA Mon Jul 8, 2013

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Hi Chan,
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.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia with over a decade of mortgage lending experience.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 8, 2013
Chan, I agree with Rodney wholeheartedly on this one. Another site that some of my clients find useful also is http://www.crimemapping.com. This is a nice site but does have some limitations. Not all counties are included. For now, they cover Conyers, Gwinnett and Dekalb in the Metro Atlanta area.
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Chan...the best way to find out the answer to your question is to go out and check the area out for yourself...talk with some neighbors...be aware of the surroundings to see if it fits your opinion of a bad or good area...check with local police precinct...also check some of Rodneys links
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