I'm worried about break ins in the area should I consider this area?

Asked by Pinkladydrj, Temple Hills, MD Mon Sep 12, 2011

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Dadavisg, Home Buyer, Oxon Hill, MD
Tue Nov 5, 2013
If you are worried then you should not consider this area. I find it to be safe as it has its own police department and they pretty much know all of the neighbors and the trouble spots. Unlike a neighborhood that depends on PG police.
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Melissa Bark…, Agent, Washington, DC
Tue Sep 13, 2011
As a Realtor we cannot comment on crime or lack there of in a neighborhood, but I would recommend you talk to the local police station, either give them a call and say you are considering buying a property in this neighborhood. Or try looking at the police website to see if they have a crime map.

Good luck!
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Jules Cole, Agent, Gaithersburg, MD
Mon Sep 12, 2011
Dear Pinkladydrj,

You can visit the local police station to get information on the neighborhood. You can also visit my site http://www.xtremeduo.com, create an account and click on the "Market Insider" tab. When you get to the Insider page, you can input any zip code and get many statistics - crime, schools, property inventory trends and many more. You can also compare statistics between two zip codes. It is a fantastic tool for any home buyer or seller. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call.
Web Reference:  http://www.xtremeduo.com
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Ariana Loucas, Agent, National Harbor, MD
Mon Sep 12, 2011
Dear Pinkladydrj,

I wrote a blog on this very topic. It begins below, and the link is there as well so you can read the remainder of the article.
"Researching an area to move is probably the first thing you as home buyers do when wanting to move. The research often begins with the houses, and prices. If you like the homes for the price, then many buyers make searching community amenities and perhaps schools next. Now comes the time to have the REALTOR take you out and tour the homes researched. Wondering if your research has been accurate you ask the agent “How is this area?” At which point you should imagine hearing the sounds of a mack truck’s screeching breaks trying to stop before hitting the itty bitty car in front of them. What I mean by this is did you know that it is a violation for us REALTORS to comment on any neighborhood, community, city, region, or even schools. That’s right. We could be accused of trying to “steer” certain people into certain neighborhoods by answering questions like “What are the demographics here?” Or “What is the crime rate here?”

To find these answers call the local police department. Google the local crime reports, which often will populate by entering an address alone. Drive the areas at different times and include early morning trips to gain an idea of traffic to and from your office if you’d be in rush hour traffic.
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Tony McMahon, Agent, WHITE PLAINS, MD
Mon Sep 12, 2011
You need to google the local crime stats to see if you are comfortable with the surroundings.
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