Iâ€™m convinced that all the real estate agents in town have a good idea on the neighborhoods and they can share their own thoughts, as private remarks, when they talk with their clients. The real estate agents cannot â€œstampâ€ neighborhoods as â€œbadâ€ or â€œgoodâ€. As mentioned by my colleagues, a buyer should get in touch with an agent in order to find a nice fit and, also, to do some research, on their own, in the area because thereâ€™s plenty of data on anything/anywhere these days. Your lifestyle, your taste, your family needs and many other factors also can make a neighborhood â€œbetterâ€ than the others even if everyone says the opposite. And, not the last, the better the area the more money youâ€™ll have to spend for the next house so you need to get in touch with a lender too and figure-out what you can afford (I hope youâ€™ve already done this) and to determine if there are chances for you in a â€œbetter neighborhoodâ€.