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Crime & Safety in Alum Rock : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
charles butterfield answered:
Thank you for your question:

The house in your link is not for sale. What you have in that link is merely a public record of that property and an estimate of value if it were for sale.

The last time this property was for sale was back in 2010. This property was listed for sale back in 2010 and sold for $255,000. Close of escrow was May 26, 2010.

With respect to whether or not this neighborhood is a safe place to live, we as Real Estate Brokers and REALTORS are not permitted to give an opinion with respect to that issue.

I have found that one of the best ways to get a good answer to that question is to knock on the doors of properties in the neighborhood, and ask the occupants what they think of the neighborhood, what to they like about the neighborhood and what do they not like about the neighborhood.

After you have talked with approximately 5 to 6 people in the neighborhood you will have a good idea whether or not this neighborhood is a neighborhood that you will be happy with.

Right now there are very few homes available for sale in San Jose. There are thousands of people who need a place to live. There is an enormous amount of demand for houses for sale and there are very few homes that are actually available for sale.

Any homes that do come on the market are sold almost immediately, often with multiple offers of 10, 20 and 30 offers or more, with overbids of $50,000 to $100,000 over the most recent comparable sales not uncommon.

I recommend that if you are going to have any chance at all of getting a home for yourself and your family, that you ask a REALTOR to represent your interests for you. That is the only way that you will have any chance at all of being competitive against all of the other offers and overbids that you will be up against for any house that does become available on the market.

Thank you,
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
Fax: (408)269-3597
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Stevenl answered:
You can check these sites for crime data.
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
Stevenl answered:
You can also check and for crime information.
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