Hi, what is the risk of puchasing a house in Elgin,Laurel Street, Elgin IL 60120 , we have three girls and we hope to find a good house in a good area

Asked by Fatah, Waterford, MI Sat Jan 22, 2011


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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sat Jan 22, 2011
If you are concerned with crime confer to the Police website, OR Google search based on zip code any other published media

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208 Woodard, Home Seller, Elgin, IL
Wed Jun 27, 2012
I am selling my house in Elgin on a nice, quiet dead-end street with wonderful neighbors! Please check it out at http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/208-Woodard… and contact me at 208woodard@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like a showing. Thanks!
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Natalee Dism…, Agent, Elgin, IL
Sat Jan 22, 2011
Let's get out there and see what you like and what your comfortable with.
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Linda Dressl…, Agent, Schaumburg, IL
Sat Jan 22, 2011

Here is the link for the City of Elgin's Crime Statistics: http://www.cityofelgin.org/index.aspx?nid=273

As Realtors, we are not able to say what is a good/bad neighborhood. You are doing a wonderful job to seek out such answers for yourself.

If you are interested in searching out properties in that area or any other area near by, I would be more then happy to help! Feel free to contact me directly by clicking on my name and then using the 'contact' tab.

Thank you and good luck!
Linda Dressler, Realtor®
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Evelyn Santi…, Agent, Oswego, IL
Sat Jan 22, 2011
Location is a very personal decision. As mentioned, check with the local police department, drive the neighborhood at various times (early morning - mid morning - mid afternoon - early evening and late evening), call the local school and make a visit, check out the school report card at http://www.greatschool.com, talk to the local PTA organization.

Make sure you have gotten pre-approved by a major bank or established mortgage broker and contact a realtor that you are comfortable with and can send you lists of home in the area that fit your price range, location, and has all the features that you require or wish for.

Only you can make a decision based on your perception of your own personal comfort level for a specific area. Realtors are not able to discuss various subjects due to fair housing laws that we must adhere to. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me or you can go to my website and search homes in the Fox Valley area.
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