I made an offer today on a house in Santa Paula and wondered if other single ladies feel safe in the area?

Asked by Karol, Ojai, CA Sat Nov 2, 2013

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sun Nov 3, 2013
You really should check out neighborhoods on your own before making offers. When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Barry Shapiro, Agent, Camarillo, CA
Sun Nov 3, 2013
'Feeling' safe and being safe are 2 different things. All the crime stats analysis and police blotter data research you perform can only give you a relative sense of how this area compares to others 'historically'. I suggest you knock on doors and speak with the neighbors if you want to 'get the real dirt' for that particular neighborhood. Spend some time in the downtown Ojai shops, cafes and at Libby Park while striking up conversations with the locals. Buying a home is an emotional purchase, from the amenities inside the home to the personal sense of safety inside yourself. As Bonnie mentioned, you will want to perform your own due-diligence regarding all aspects of the property. Here is a local crime blotter link: http://www.localcrimenews.com/city/1392/Ojai-crime-news.html Good luck in you next move!
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Brian Nguyen, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Mission Viejo, CA
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing for you new home? Before you start looking for homes I strongly recommend you get pre-approved. This is important because it gives you an idea of the price range you can afford. Also, offers from individuals with pre-approvals are taken much more seriously. I am a lender and I have done plenty of loans. I would be glad to speak with you to help you get the loan you need so feel free to contact me. Good Luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker NMLS # 659743 Phone: 949.667.2887 brian.nguyen@nafinc.com
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Bonnie Sterl…, Agent, Simi Valley, CA
Sat Nov 2, 2013
I have a friend who's middle age sister lives there and she bought at the height of the market. She really likes it and she is single. Never complains of feeling unsafe but this antidotal at best. If you have reservations, be sure you fully research before you complete your sale. In general, I don't know your contract of course, but buyers have time to research these kinds of concerns during the buyer investigation period of their contract. Good luck with your decision and honor that little voice inside you, whatever feels right it probably the right choice for you
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Sat Nov 2, 2013
Hi Karol:

2 great places to check,


and call the Karol, police department tomorrow and talk to the
Desk Sergeant or Customer Service.

You will get your answer.

Good luck.

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