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Jerry Booth, Home Buyer in Rhinelander, WI

married white male 46 yrs old, wife and daughter wondering what would be bad areas in north fort meyers.

Asked by Jerry Booth, Rhinelander, WI Wed Jan 21, 2009

want to stay away from african american neighborhoods as stated in NFM, high crime and poverty areas. living in wisconsin and have no idea whats what down there for what areras are like. so any help would be greatly appreciated

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Here in the United States, We Are One.

There are neighborhoods that "certain" people tend to favor, but ALL ARE WELCOME.

Civil Rights are the norm and acceptable way of life.

REALTORS® subscribe to a CODE OF ETHICS • http://www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/files/R_COE-Pledge-of-…

I'm sure that your intentions are not to dicriminate, REALTORS® really can't guide you in your quest.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

Realtors and real estate licensees do not discriminate and your question asks us to do so. Not only is it a violation of law, it also conflicts with the morals and ethics that most of us embrace.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 21, 2009
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
Great question Jerry but you are not going to get a straight answer from agents/brokers. They are bound by law not to be bias and they are only looking to sell a home. The answers you got from non agents/brokers are all good. I live in NYC and looking to move to Fort Myers. I have family Fort Myers, south of Daniels Pkwy, West of I75 and North of Coconut Rd.
There are shading areas in every good neighborhood. My suggestion is stick to the area I stated. Good Luck

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 30, 2011
Jerry, have you purchased a home yet?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 25, 2011
Stick to South Ft. Myers...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 11, 2010
Jerry, I totally agree with you. Before you buy, you should jump on a plane and check it out. If you belong to a club like the American Legion or VFW then contact them. I am looking for a place,also. I am in NY but will go down to view several properties. And don't forget that WE can bear arms. If you need help give me a call. Good luck bro.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 3, 2009
Hi Jerry,

You may wish to contact the local police depts as they can discuss crime rates, etc. I suspect that what you might want is a gated community single-family home. But, we're not sure what your price range is.

You may wish to check out these URLs and then post your questions there on the forums. You may wish to reconsider exactly how you go about asking them though ...

FYI - realtors CAN answer questions like, "what areas of NFM have the best school systems". Since you have a daughter, this might be one to throw out?




0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 7, 2009
My husband and I just purchased a second home in North Fort Myers. We bought in an area known as Waterway Estates. It's an older,quiet more established neighborhood. We are from Pennsylvania and had no idea what areas to look in. We are very happy with the neighborhood. It's close to all major roads, but has a nice quiet atmosphere. Our neighbors have been very friendly and helpful. I would definitely look at Waterway Estates.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 7, 2009
Hi Jerry! I am originally from Minnesota and my Mom lives in Grandview, WI! I live in North Fort Myers and specialize in the area. I would be glad to assist you in finding your perfect home, however as everyone has stated, we will not "steer" you to or away from certain neighborhoods, but can only assist you in finding what fits your criteria in a home.
Jeanine Standing Bear
Sandals Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Hi Jerry,

The link below will take you to the Community Info we have for this area. There you will find statistics on crime and household income rates. I hope this is helpful.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

As said before we cannot and will not direct you in certain areas. I sell alot of homes in the N ft Myers, Cape Coral area and it is a wonderful place to live.
If you are looking to buy in the N Ft Myers area I would be glad to assist you in doing so. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Sellstate Professional Realty
Angie Thomas
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009

Please let me explain. It is a violation of state and federal law for some one to
advise you as you request- and for very good reasons.

I suggest you find an agent in the area you wish to locate and let them find you a home
you would be happy with. They will not, should not, direct you to areas that do not contain
certain peoples.

Jerry, it is the 21 century- OK!????
Ist est nich 1938
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 21, 2009
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