safe area for single woman in ft worth of mid cities

Asked by SMiller1980, Fort Worth, TX Sat Oct 12, 2013

my daughter is graduating from college and is looking to live in the fort worth area/Arlington, mid cities, I am looking for a safe area , maybe a townhouse, that if she finds a job elsewhere we could rent out. looking at 145,000 and below but have to careful with the hoa fees because they can raise the payment up quickly. any suggestions to areas that are safe for young woman and a strong rental area if she finds a job elsewhere.

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John Reaves, Agent, Fort Worth, TX
Sat Oct 12, 2013

It is not legal for a Realtor to comment on how safe an area is. The realty is bad things happen in good neighborhoods and good things happen in bad ones, if you are concerned about an area the best thing to do is go on to the local police website and check the crime statistics.

If you would like help in finding a great home please give me a call. I can help you with school districts, local businesses in the area, market values and so forth,

John Reaves
Keller Williams Realty
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sat Oct 12, 2013
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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Noah Seidenb…, Agent, Evanston, IL
Sat Oct 12, 2013
You should look up local police reports on the internet. You can read local news sources online and make the decision yourself. This question is a matter of opinion and cannot be answered by a real estate professional.
Good luck
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Michael Dryd…, Agent, Addison, TX
Sat Oct 12, 2013
Ms. Miller

I would be happy to help you. As a volunteer with the National Crime Prevention Council (The "McGruff" people) I can assess the neighborhood while we search for just the right house.

You have many great options in the areas you describe. Since I am also a real estate investor, I can help you analyze any home in the area from the standpoint of rental return as well as cost of ownership.

Give me a cal. I would like to hear more about what you have in mind and how we could find just the right fit.

Michael Dryden
Prudential Worldwide REALTORS
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
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Rick DeVoss, Agent, Ft Worth, TX
Sat Oct 12, 2013
I am not sure how someone in Illinois thinks they can comment on the quality of neighborhoods in Texas. Real Estate Agents should stick to what they have first hand knowledge of.

Dear Concerned Parent ---

Your task of finding a good neighborhood for your daughter is not an easy one. Looking at police reports is probably a waste of time, as ANY area can have crime reports, and ALL areas do. Crime statistics are only important when they happen to you! ....Someone was murdered in Colleyville; does that make it a bad place to live?? --Most of the affluent residents there would not think so.

I have been selling houses (and townhomes) in the Mid-Cities area for 33 years, and we have many lovely neighborhoods that are as "safe" as you are going to find. For the price range you are talking about, you might be better off buying a single-family home in a nice neighborhood. Then if you turn it into investment property, it will be easier to rent, and MUCH easier to sell someday.

I will be happy to consult with you about where the best neighborhoods are, as I am not a shy Realtor. The amount you are paying for a house limits your options anyway. The real question is where will your daughter be most comfortable? (And if she doesn't want to do any yard work, we can hire some nice teenage boys to mow it for her.) I've lived in Arlington, Fort Worth, and the Mid-Cites areas. When we get together, I will be happy to give you my honest opinion on the various areas. ...And there is nothing "illegal" about a Realtor giving an opinion!

Best regards,

Rick DeVoss

ULTRA Real Estate Services
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