Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime rates nor are we as informed as the local police department. To answer your question correctly, I would suggest contacting the local police department in that area and asking them, they will have the best answer for you. Also, go knock on a few doors and speak to a few of the neighbors in that area and see what they say.
If you are interested in viewing crimes in any given area, you can also check these web sites out;
Thank you and I hope this helps,
1) Yes, unless Detroit has recently put into place laws to the contrary, which I doubt. You might run into a little trouble if you need to finance a loan, however.
2) There are other expenses - taxes, broker fees, inspection fees, and other miscellaneous costs. The list price is not the final sum. However, there's always room to negotiate price.
3) Yes, you can buy more than one house. Yes, you could rent them out *in theory*. However, it's extremely difficult for an out-of-state (let alone out-of-country) landlord to lease a property. You might need to employ a property management company, which adds to your costs.... more