Hello, We want to buy home in sac to rise our family in safe and good area . Is this home in good neighborhood? how long far from downtown?

Asked by Z1990w, Fri Jan 17, 2014

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Jan 17, 2014
The question is subjective; why entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you, therefore research the areas of interest on your own; consider visiting more than once and at different times of day; possibly chat with locals/neighbors, check out whatever is of interest to you, etc., then determine if your comfort level can be reached; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. If you are concerned about safety, contact the local police department with questions; for directions/distance check Google Maps.
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Yas , I would like to go and see but I can't since I live overseas while searching the home , I want to finfpd home then I will come to continue the prossing .
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Espie Agbaya…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Jul 9, 2015
Sacramento is huge and there are good and bad areas just like in any other bigger cities. If you are concern about schools and neighborhood safety you can easily check that online by going to the Sacrmanento official website.
Of course it is best to talk to a real agetn you feel comfortable with that can give you are more hands on information.
You can visit my website at http://www.EspieRealty.com and contact me through my website.
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Jim Walker, Agent, Carmichael, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Follow the money. I read that you are overseas. It works the same way in America that it does in every other country. The neighborhoods with the greater concentration of wealth tend to have the academically better schools and safer streets. Those benefits are highly sought after by everyone so the demand makes the above average neighborhoods pricier still. This is a virtuous circle for the wealthy neighborhoods, but a vicious cycle for the poorest neighborhoods.
The preceding was my opinion. Facts may differ.
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John Lanting, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Hello, You will receive different responses from different agents. The best advise I can give is to interview local agents and determine who you would be comfortable to work with.

In the interim, please feel free to visit my website to obtain neighborhood, crime, and detailed info on the home you are searching. http://www.JohnLantingHomes.com

Feel free to call me anytime if I can be of any service. Thank you.

John Lanting
Real Estate Broker
eTernity Realty
(916) 798-3225
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Jo Thorpe, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
I strongly suggest driving the neighborhood you're interested in. If at all possible, drive during busy times of the day, at dark, and on the weekend as well. I personally live in a delightful older neighborhood, but my street lights are not real bright. Something that would be a priority for one person, would not necessarily be a priority for someone else.
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Rachel Thoene, Agent, Fair Oaks, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
There is a great deal to be discussed when considering a "safe" neighborhood-
After twenty years serving in public education, one of the first things I usually address with my clients is what type of school community are you looking for...
Following closely on the heels of that question would be what sorts of activities, shopping and amenities will your family need to feel comfortable-
What does your ideal neighborhood look like and then finally, what does your dream home look like and what price point works for you?
Once those matters have been addressed you can make solid educated decisions about where to shop for a home-

*See more from Rachel at http://www.GoldRushHomes.com
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Carol A Green, Agent, Elk Grove, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Hi, I can help you find the perfect home for you and your family. Give me a call and we can go over the specific things you are looking for, and start a detailed search from there.

I look forward assisting you.

Carol Green, Real Estate Agent
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Jason Walter, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Realtors can't recommend specific neighborhoods due to anti-steering laws. Therefore, I would recommend checking https://www.crimereports.com. If you're not familiar with the area, drive the neighborhood during the day and at night.

When I bought my house I knocked on neighbor's doors asking them how long they have lived there and if they have any issues with the neighborhood. Neighbors will usually be very candid. You can always take a Google virtual tour using Street View and "drive" down the streets from the comforts of your own home too :)

Jason Walter

REALTOR® - lic #01923240
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - lic #103885
Hammer Real Estate Group
(916) 945-9243
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Anthony Carr…, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
Hi, you will find your commute time to downtown to be approximately 20-30 minutes during high commute times and 15-20 minutes during non peak hours.
As far as whether it is safe, that depends on what you are looking for. I suggest you drive the neighborhood in the evenings and or weekends and make your own determination as to whether you want to buy in this area or not. You can also do research on the internet too.

All the Best,
Anthony Carrillo
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Alexander Gr…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Fri Jan 17, 2014
I would be more than happy to help you. You can email me or call me anytime.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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