is buying a home in this neighborhood a good or bad idea?

Asked by Sn, Roslyn Heights, NY Mon Apr 30, 2012

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Apr 30, 2012
If the area suits your financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, know you'll be happy there, etc., no reason not to consider the idea. If unfamiliar with the neighborhood do take the time and revisit the area more than once, see if your comfort level can be reached; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Mon Apr 30, 2012
Hi, agents can provide you with information to help you formulate your own opinion on an area. I'm not sure what criteria is important to you, but you can visit and click on city reports for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. another cool feature is you can do a zip code comparison for any two areas. Another recommendation is teaming up with an agent that can help you determine the value and appreciation/depreciation of the neighborhood for investment purposes.


Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Mrs Campbell, Renter, Hempstead, NY
Tue Sep 3, 2013
speaking not as a realtor, but as a present occupant, it depends on what your buying the house for. Being a home owner, especially one that is concerned about the appearance and up-keep of their property is essential to making a great neighborhood. If your looking to find out if a neighborhood is a good one or not, one of the indicators is the ratio of renters to buyers. that being said, hempstead lacks homeowners. If you have children, its not an ideal neighborhood to move into, the school district isn't up to par. Knowing many graduates, it takes a lot to build yourself up after getting your diploma from there. But if you are single or a retiring couple, some of the neighborhoods are perfect for downgrading in. Like it has been said, check with the local police for crime activity. there are also phone applications that can tell you the goings-on in a particular area at any given moment. the positives of the area are that transport is everywhere! taxis encircle private neighborhoods, buses stop a block away, and the train station to Penn Station is but a 3 minute bus ride. There are tons of mom & pop places with great prices and cuisine from all sorts of cultures. its also located close to the enormous Roosevelt Field mall, Hofstra university and Nassau Colliseum. And, as a woman, you cannot beat the prices for getting your hair or nails done! Check out hempstead on yelp and you'lll be overwhelmed by the positive responses to the local shops.
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Mon Apr 30, 2012
Realtors are not permitted to express comments on schools or neighborhoods; we can only be the source of the source.

Check with the police department, online school information websites and even speak with local residents.
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As a Realtor I canonly be the source of the sources that embodies a neighborhood .There are many sources available on the internet .that compares each other.
Be sure to look for your must haves then diligently research until you find the right one for your specific needs. With such diversity available welcome to the smorsgashbord
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