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Crime & Safety in Houston : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 18, 2017
Sdlynum answered:
Section 8 has done more harm then good. Their moving into the suburbs and bringing their problems/ways with them. Crime has increased. Their are 10-20 people living in one house. The streets which are for cars are their childrens play ground. They park many cars in the driveways, on the grass, and the cars clutter the streets. There is paper and bottles thrown every where. America is starting to look like a third world country. When President Obama made changes to section 8, he did not make changes that would allow them to move into his neighborhood. It takes hard work and endurance to obtain a certain life style. Should I be punished because I work, and take care of my home? Just so you know I'm black. I have had a lot of hungry and sleepless nights. I'm a child of a mother who was on welfare. This is a system that stinks, and where middle class people are punished. If you want a better life, make the right decisions, do the right things. Stop getting all these handouts! I'm talking to Mexican's, Black's, White's, and others, because they all take advantage of the system. The flood gates have been open for crime in my neighborhood. Shame on President Obama!.By the way I live in Humble. ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Eshia.mm answered:
I am a mother of 4, fighting cancer, in college and looking for a home or an apartment as well. The search has been very difficult. I have a 5 year old DUI an currently been on felony probation for 4 years. I made a huge mistake and seems as if things are still getting harder for me. No matter what i just dont give up an keep trying. I can say I am not afraid to ask for help. If anyone can help or have information about an apartment are home please help or let me know eshia.mm@gmail.com or 281)827-2005 ... more
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
rabiakh answered:
Please check my listing at 20118 misty pines. I am an owner of this beautiful, updated home ready to be leased. I grew up in this area twenty years ago. Latter my son went to school in Atascocita. It was safe for him to walk to schools. But I believe we must always try to use saftey and precautions in any area we live in. There is a police officer who lives on Misty pines, Police car always parked infront of his house. good to have him there.
You can contact me at txroby@aol.com or 214-606-6172. Robin
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
Always verify with 3rd parties. Call the local police citizen liaison. They'll speak candidly and often times direct you to other sources. Online sources like city-data.com or walkingscore.com have great information about areas as well. Realtors are not allowed to comment on what is a good or bad area, it's called blockbusting and has been illegal for quite some time... but Realtors can always direct you to 3rd party information and educate you, so you make up your own mind as to how the neighborhood is when given all the information that is available. ... more
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Wed Dec 24, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities 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.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Fri Dec 19, 2014
Jaymee Lmt Armstead asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3097695740-NORVIEW-TERRACE-234-Norview-Dr-Houston-TX-77022?ecampaign=con_day_propertysearchforrent_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fren…
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Wed Dec 10, 2014
Crystal Mitchell answered:
Zipskinny.com Will Give You Demographics on a zip code. Check it out and give me a call 859 361-3481.
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
Karmen D asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3147751972-SUNRIDGE-VILLAS-CONDO-SEC-2-10001-Westpark-Dr-Houston-TX-77042
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Sun Jul 27, 2014
hakeemwill asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3082948628-ELLIOTT-D-ABST-1071-FONDREN-6345-Cattails-Ln-Houston-TX-77035
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Ereka Jones answered:
Hi There!

I would work with a Professional Apartment Finder. Many times these professionals are well versed in the areas of credit and background issues as they relate to Leasing. Many will often have relationships with complexes where they may work with you on this background issue.

Please be honest with the Apartment Locator and you may just find something!
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Justin Moore answered:
Consider, Houston is traditionally higher then national averages with crime rated at 212% of national average. I would take a look at the amenities of the home, the area is a consideration. Keep in mind this is central west close to memorial etc. You should not be seeing any higher crime rate than those for the area. Again, this is close to memorial drive, i/10 memorial city healthcare and shopping, etc. Things to keep in mind when you are looking for a home. ... more
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Mon Apr 7, 2014
Debbie answered:
This is not a great area. I live here and when my lease is up, I'm out. We hadn't been here a week and our vehicle was broken into (driver window smashed) and our very expensive stereo stolen. They did it QUICK, so obviously they had a lot of practice.

A few months later, a neighbors BRAND NEW pickup truck was found on blocks and all four tires/rims stolen off it.

A couple months ago, a couple of guys were working on their car in the garage and two young guys walked up on them with a gun and robbed them.

I wouldn't recommend it. Look elsewhere.
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Linda Lorenzo answered:
Check with the sheriff's department for help. You can also go to websites like www. crimereports.com or www.spotcrimes.com for details on crimes in the area.
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Tawnya Marney answered:
Hi! Looking at the complex you've chosen it is actually in either the Mangum Manor or Mangum Plaza neighborhood, not Oak Forest. I would highly recommend you contact the Houston Police for their most current crime statistics for the area and that complex specifically. It may help to add this is part of police beat "3B10". That will let them know what exact patrol this is part of to further narrow down the crime rates for you. I have included a link to the website with statistics for that area below.

One other piece of advice would be to speak to your potential neighbors. They will be the one of the best possible sources of information to give you an insider's view of living there.

Good luck in your home search!

crime info : http://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/beatpages/cs3b10.htm
map : http://www.houstontx.gov/police/cs/beatmaps/3b10.gif
registered sex offenders in 77092 : http://www.city-data.com/soz/soz-77092.html
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Al Geffon answered:
Beth ... Realtors are not permitted to discuss whether a given area is "safe." You can look at crime stats on several websites ... I like www.neighborhoodscout.com. From a practical point of view, however, in a market as active as Houston's, you're not going to get very much for under $30,000. I wouldn't be surprised if the property needed at least that much work (probably more) to bring it into shape. You'll also likely notice that there is a recognizable correlation between criminal activity and the price of housing in a specific location. Even if you were to consider the home, the sale would have to be for cash only. Lenders generally don't consider financing less than $50,000. I trust this has helped ... best of luck. ... more
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Wed Jan 8, 2014
David Tansey answered:
Trulia has a great crime mapping tool.

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Houston-Texas/crime/
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