I see there is more property crime than in all of California and especially Humboldt County - what type of property crime do you see most?

Asked by Bevy, 95540 Fri Oct 21, 2011

Doesn't sound good. It sounds like Fortuna is in a bit of a depression, and I see the home prices have declined.

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Linda Lorenzo, Agent, McKinney, TX
Sat Oct 22, 2011
To correct a misconception the majority of people do not walk around stoned. It is more of a problem in the southern Humboldt area around Garberville. One of the big problems is that growers rent houses and then destroy them by growing pot indoors. So if you are looking for investment property you want to be careful who you are renting to. By the way there are only 134,000 people in the entire county.
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Linda Lorenzo, Agent, McKinney, TX
Sat Oct 22, 2011
I used to live and sell in Arcata (Humboldt County). It seems like every year when I go back I am seeing raids on homes growing pot. Check with the local sherfiff's department for crime statistics. Fortuna has always been a little pricier due to the weather but prices have fallen all over not just there. If you need a good realtor let me know I have some good past colleagues I can recomment to you.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sat Oct 22, 2011
If unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. For any safety/crime concerns contact/visit the local police department with all all your questions, hear all there is to hear firshand; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.....
http://www.spotcrime.com
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Bevy, would you mind sharing what you "see?" I just did a Google search and found very little crime in Humboldt County. Of course there's not much of a population either.

Happy funding, Rudi
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
The attitude towards marajuana is totally different in Humbolt and Mendocino Counties...both from a legal and populace point of view. I almost moved t Ukiah about three years ago...Mendocino County is beautiful. However, a good portion of the citizenry is stoned the better part of the day. When we went out looking at houses or visiting wineries (two of my favorite things to do, by the way) almost every local contact told us about the impact the cultivation of marajuana has on the local economy and things like crime.

We were, in fact, told that we should not take any hikes in the woods or backcountry at that time of the year. It was around this time, I believe. It seems this is around harvest time and the "farmers" don't take kindly to anyone crossing their path. And, they are armed to the hilt. If you recall, there was a county official killed just a couple months ago...the alleged person is in custody.

Don't get me wrong, I love the area...I miss Northern California very much; but you have to consider carefully exactly where you want to live in some of the communities in Mendocino and Humbolt Counties (I guess you do in all areas; but not all areas can tout themselves as the "Pot Growing Capital of the States"). Find yourself a good agent and rely on their knowledge of the place.
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Farmers grow on their land, not the National Forest. I vote for more Farmers, less Meth, Herion and booze.
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