What is the ethnic composition of the residents in the Village Center? Is there much co-mingling among the residents/?

Asked by Pwang94607, Oakland, CA Mon May 23, 2011

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The Medford…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Tue May 24, 2011

While I understand the desire to know the specific makeup of any given neighborhood, Realtors are forbidden by our code of ethics to answer this type of question. The concept of providing information about any ethnic makeup is covered in the Fair Housing Act – providing information is called “steering” – and is not allowed.

To better understand this idea, see the following post:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
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Pacita Dimac…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Tue May 31, 2011
Oh wow.....what a question.

if you're interested in demographics, there are various places to get this kind of info but it would be city-wide, not neighborhood specific.

For example, wee http://oaklandca.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm

Phrasing the question the way you did "co-mingling, etc." does not invite positive comments.
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Kamal Randha…, Agent, El Sobrante, CA
Tue May 24, 2011

We are not allowed to steer you towards or away from certain areas do to any sort of profiling. You may want to check the cencus site to get more information if it's available there.
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Lisa Cartola…, Agent, Oakland, CA
Tue May 24, 2011

As already mentioned, the Realtor code of ethics that all Realtor's should adhere to indicate we cannot steer clients based on color, race, ethnicity, etc. If you are curious as to what the area is like, my suggestion is visit the area. See if you can find a neighbor that you can talk to. When looking to purchase a home, this is an important step in any case. You want to know the neighborhood and feel comfortable. The best way to do that is to spend some time exploring the area and be able to make the right decision for you.

Hope that helps!

Lisa Cartolano
Alain Pinel Relators
Web Reference:  http://www.LisaCartolano.com
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