We currently live in Brooklyn, but we have been contemplating moving to LI over 5yrs now. We both work for major companies, and can afford to move

Asked by Raymond, Oceanside, NY Wed Aug 4, 2010

to the island.
But, LI scares me since you always hear on the news or from word of mouth the racism issues.
Is Oceanside a place were i could set a side my fears or would they become nightmares?

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Lisa Palermo, Agent, Babylon, NY
Fri Aug 6, 2010
good afternoon raymond...
five years is a long time to be on the fence with a move..
what is it about long island that entices you..??
why not explore a few different areas that offer homes within your
price range and see where you may feel the most at home and
comfortable..?
stop into local deli's and supermarkets, maybe the library and see
if the neighborhoods you visit have the inviting vibe you are hoping for..
as stated by the other agents that replied... realtors are not allowed to steer
you to one neighborhood or another our legal obligation is to you and to
help you find a home where ever you may like ...
if you need any help viewing homes once you know for sure where
you want to see them i would be happy to help..!
any other questions, please feel free to ask..
have a wonderful day...............

Lisa Palermo
Coldwell Banker Residential
lisa.palermo@Cbmoves.com

631-921-9979
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Aug 4, 2010
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Keep in mind that opinions are often subjective and what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another--If you are unfamiliar with Long Island, consider visiting and looking at neighborhoods of interest to you--look at everything that is of importance to you; for any safety concerns visit/call the local police department and ask all your questions--then make your determination; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering--enticing a buyer or not in specific neighborhoods.
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Ralph Windsc…, Agent, Hauppauge, NY
Wed Aug 4, 2010
Raymond, Realtors are prohibited from discussing race or ethnicity with a buyer or a seller. There are many websites where you can research crime, etc. You should be able to live anywhere where you want? I would be pleased to show you homes anywhere on Long Island or Queens. Good luck to you.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
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Senior Real Estate Specialist
Century 21 Princeton Properties
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