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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Mandyru64 asked:
Mon Jan 30, 2017
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We can not mention on a public forum as that may be considered steering. Questions of this nature would have to be discussed in private and would only be opinions.

These links may assist you with crime statistics:
http://www.crimemapping.com
http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.everyblock.com/
http://www.localcrimenews.com
http://www.mylocalcrime.com
http://www.spotcrime.com/ca
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
http://www.homefair.com/

Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://Www.schoolfinder.ca.gov
http://Www.education.com
http://Www.schooldistrictfinder.com
http://Www.schooldigger.com
http://www.sarconline.org/

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Thu Oct 20, 2016
Terri.tate answered:
question was raised about crime mid-upper nw area
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Thu Sep 24, 2015
Mmraccounting answered:
09-24-15
I live in concord near concord pavilion. Can advise of high rate if residential robberies and fact that all robberies are not included in Concord PD weekly report for the reason that those robberies are still under investigation. As a victim, whose residential robbery was left off of the weekly report I can say that I don't believe that reason. In fact, that same week, our home was robbed on a Wednesday, on the same Saturday, an alarm salesman had a report with every robbery that week. At least his report had my robbery - I looked at it. That said, I know that the reports therefore the statistics are low and scewed. My office, in downtown concord was also robbed two years later, and it was also missing from the weekly report. I have become very vocal on a local website and find many residential robberies routinely missing. Further, the City Council and the Mayor of Concord has maintained there is no crime problem on Concord (aka Conquered). There is a large Naval Weapons Station that is being converted into public use be this same band of politicians. Further there is no constitution for the city to compel council to listen to citizens. Hence a debacle between citizenry and the politicians, who want nothing but development - we are not left to wondering why. We are now left with finding the political acumen to be heard Snd directing resources to crime fighting, we have gangs. You can't use Concord Bart and trust your car )even if you pay to park) or your person, will be safe. It is not. Reconsider your purchase. The areas you are looking into is dangerous. ... more
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Sun Jul 19, 2015
Cindy Davis answered:
Realtors, by law and ethics, are not allowed to answer this question. I encourage you to study crime maps and statistics, ad visit the various neighborhoods you are interested in. You can also visit different police stations and ask them about the relative safety of a given neighborhood. Best of luck. ... more
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Ali Qureshi answered:
Tue Mar 18, 2014
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The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is right off of Treat Boulevard and has housing in the immediate area, both condos, and rentals. The Pleasant Hill Bart Station is convenient to get on BART and still have a seat in the mornings on your way into the city, depending on the time. On the other side of the freeway (within walking distance) are restaurants and shopping. ... more
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Fri Nov 8, 2013
Tim Nadem answered:
And for pizza Try Mello's Pizza on Contra Costa Blvd.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Bob Georgiou answered:
I love Concord, even the areas deemed "high crime". I have owned rentals off Meadow and owned several homes myself in Concord and never had a problem myself.

For some good information on crime by a local go to facebook and friend a guy names "Claycord". His blog posts are come of the best for the Concord community. ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Avg-jane answered:
The Antioch/Pittsburg can be very sketchy.
Concord has mico climates. There are a lot of nice (safe) neighborhoods, but a few sketchy ones as well.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
Another problem licensees have is that we are not experts in criminology or public safety, and when we represent ourselves as such, we take on the same liability as an expert.

So, for example, if we tell you - as an expert - that an area is safe, and you use that expert determination to move into an area, and you get robbed . . . who told you it was safe? A state-licensed agent who represented themselves as a public safety expert.

Here's another tip - crime rates are based on the number of crimes per resident, rather than the number of crimes per user. So a downtown area with few residents but many users will have a higher crime rate, even though downtown may be safer than the front of your corner store.

All the best,
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Bryce Schumacher answered:
Holbrook Heights is a community of 931 homes built in North Concord built in the 1950's. There is a great community association complete with a pool and park for all local residents to use. This is a tight-knit community with many activities and gatherings throughout the year. Homes in the area range in size and design but are currently selling in the $300K range.

The community association webpage is www.holbrookheights.org.

Email me for more information or if you would like a tour of the area.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Patricia Bennett answered:
I am from a police family so I know the real scoop on finding out about crime. Stop at the police station and ask them. They will till you..... Sometimes the real live McCoy is better than fiddling with the computer......
Pat Bennett, Prudential Caluifornia Realty.
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Fri Oct 26, 2012
Denise Russo answered:
Are you sure the landlord is actually shutting it off? Maybe it is broken or he/she has it on the PG&E energy savings program. I suggest speaking to the landlord before the chilly winter nights set in. I can sympathize with you because I cannot handle being cold so I can't imagine what your mother must have gone through last winter. If her landlord does not make steps to correct the situation, then yes, I would imagine that could constitute as elder abuse as one of the other realtors pointed out. Good luck. ... more
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Liz Wilson answered:
Hi Carolyn,
This property was foreclosed on by Bank of New York January 23, 2012 and there is no indication if/when it will be on the market. It is a 2 bedroom 1 bath, 925 sq ft. Recent sales in the complex are $100,000 - $150,000 depending on condition. There are currently 5 units listed in the complex, all pending. As suggested, work with a Realtor so you can receive automatic updates every time a property with your interest becomes Active, Back on the Market or Price Changed.
Good luck,
Liz
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Bryce Schumacher answered:
A good resource to go to is www.crimereports.com to check out a specific address. You can set th date range and it will inform you of all activity in a certain radius as well. You can always call the local police department to get their opinion on the area as well. I took a client to that home yesterday and it is in a well-established area.

Let me know if you would like any additional information.

Bryce Schumacher
J. Rockcliff Realtors
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Konrad Ostachiewicz answered:
This is just one of the reasons why it's so great to have a real estate agent working for you. They will be able to present you with the most up-to-date information and available properties on the market. You might be missing out on some great properties out there and not even know it! Real estate agents have access to the Multiple Listing Service or MLS, which is the most reliable source of listing information. Most Internet sites lack property information or may be inaccurate. I recommend finding a Real Estate Professional near you to make your life easier and help you with the process. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Sep 19, 2011
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