looking for a home in Las Vegas, wondering what areas to avoid

Asked by Bdstorer7490, Las Vegas, NV Tue Apr 26, 2011

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Robert Adams, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
At LVrealestateHELP it is our goal to help educate our clients on the Las Vegas Real Estate Market so they can best decide what home would be perfect for them. If you would like us to show you different neighborhoods so you can see what is out there please let us know by filling out the contact form on our website!
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Wendi Willia…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jul 17, 2012
Are you buying for yourself or as an investment. If investment, the more you understand a particular market, the more qualified you will be to make sound business decisions. Understanding current trends, including any changes in rents, mortgage rates and the unemployment rate, to name a few, enables good real estate investors to plan for the future. Being familiar with specific markets allows investors to predict when trends are going to change, creating potentially beneficial opportunities for the prepared investor. http://lvpropertysearch.com/las-vegas-investment-homes/real-…
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he/she's looking for a HOME...not a rental. I'm not an agent, I have only a high school degree and I picked that much up.
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Alison Hillm…, , San Francisco, CA
Tue Jul 17, 2012
Hi there,

Once you find a few neighborhoods you are considering, I would recommend cross-referencing them with Trulia's Crime Maps:


Good luck, be safe!

Ali, Community Manager
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Rosemarie Ku…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Mar 21, 2012
WOW, that a tricky question... I would do what I did call METRO Las Vegas, or look at there
web site to determine what area you would like to live.. at http://www.lvmpd.com Vegas is a unique town and I don't have any complaints about it.. If you have any additional questions please feel free to call me at 702-232-5407. I would like to help you find your home in Las Vegas.. Good Luck!!
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Mark Fleysher, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Oct 14, 2011
Hello Bdstorer!

Did you find a good property in a safe area?

Mark Fleysher
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 27, 2011
What price range are you thinking about in the area you would like to avoid?

- David Cooper - Las Vegas Foreclosure Investor in Bank Owned REOs with Cash Flow. email or call for FREE daily LIST +1-7024997037 not a real estate agent
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Penny OBrien, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Apr 27, 2011
What is it that you are trying to avoid?

Penny O'Brien
Simply Vegas
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Jamie Maxwell…, , Henderson, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Go to 702Listings.com and click on the
Web Reference:  http://www.702listings.com
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Rick Ream, R…, , Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Hi Bdstorer7490

That is a ‘loaded’ question…
What are you trying to avoid?
Better question: what are you looking for?
Let’s have some dialogue on this so we can find out what you are looking for.

Rick Ream
Coldwell Banker, Wardley
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Suzie Marqua…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Great Question. I can see you have received many answers. As a licensed agent I can not stear you into or away from an area. I would like to set you up with a personal web page to view properties. You can check the statistics and see what areas are more disireable for you. We can discuss the properties that you are interested in and set an appointment to view those homes. I am available to assist you in any way we can. I look forward to talking with you.
Thank You
Suzie Marquardt
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Marie Sestile, , Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Hi Bdstorer7490,

When you ask what areas to avoid, what is it you're looking to avoid? As many have suggested the Police Department crime statistics website is excellent for determining whether a property is in a high crime area or not.

So if that's what you're looking to avoid, then that is a great resource for you.

Before I could offer any additional suggestions, I would want to speak with you to find out what you're considering, and not only what you want to avoid, but what you want. Then it becomes much clearer as to how to advise you to move forward with your home search.

Please contact me directly if you'd like my assistance with finding you the best property for you.

Marie Sestile, CDPE, REALTOR
Sellstate NRES
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John Longeway, Agent, Henderson, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Hello Bdstorer,
Here is a web address to the Las Vegas police crime stats: http://www.lvmpd.com/crimeviewcommunity
You can go there to check out the crime stats by neighborhood.
If I can be of service please email me or call me and I can help you . You give me your info and I will set up a search tailored for your specific requests.
John J. Longeway
Keller Williams Realty
Office: 702-777-0002
Cell: 702-325-4833
Web Reference:  http://www.JJLVRealtor.com
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Steve Matthe…, Agent, North Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
Hello BD,

In terms of where to stay away, this is a question that requires a bit too much assumption and then subjectivity on our part. What do you consider a "bad area"? Education, crime, depression, low flying planes, lack of transportation, odor, climate, earthquake zones? I like my home to face South, others prefer north facing. I know of several homes that back up against a stinky (REALLY stinky) pig farm. To some of the homeowners, it makes them feel like they are in the Country, I just want to throw up. I think being near a park is awesome. Still others say, no way! Give me an idea of what you prefer to avoid, and we might be able to help. Many here will tell you it is inappropriate to give you such advice as it would constitute breaking fair housing laws. While we need to be careful not to steer, I am more than happy to share my thoughts on the matter.

Best of luck, and thanks for reading.
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David Cooper, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Tue Apr 26, 2011
I don't like Summerlin because of the taxes and fees added to maintain the community rooms, golf courses and tennis. Unles you are going to use them alot, I prefer Summerlin adjacent for better deals

David Cooper Las Vegas Foreclosure Investor in Bank Owned REOs with Cash Flow. email or call for FREE DAILY LIST +1-7024997037 not a real estate agent
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Jack LeVine, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
That's a tough question to answer without violating the fair housing laws agains steering. One thing you could do for yourself is to look at the Metro police crime statistic maps, and google various websites that have ratings for the schools if schools are important to you.


I'd be happy to talk to you and help you, as long as I don't have to violate the law or our ethics.
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Brian Edwards, , Las Vegas, NV
Tue Apr 26, 2011
You can check crime statistics at http://www.lvmpd.com this will help you find the areas with the lowest crime rates. If you would like a zip code map email me at bedwards925@gmail.com and I will send you one.
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