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In My Neighborhood in Lakewood : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Cheryl Weir answered:
The best way to learn about a neighborhood you're interested in is to do your research.

If you like, you can take a trip to your closest library or you can use one of your electronic devices that gives you access to the internet. Start by typing in the name of the neighborhood in a search engine. Simply, read, just to get a general overview. Once you have an idea, write down specifics that are of more interest to you. You may want to go to the neighborhood if possible for you or you can get pictures, maps, etc... from the internet.

For example, a Google Street View tour will help you determine whether a neighborhood looks a little rough or looks a little too clean for your taste. StreetAdvisor is entirely dedicated to neighborhood reviews and information while Foursquare or Yelp can be used for checking out neighborhood details. You will find several more useful sites on the internet.

Use online databases and search to do your research to learn about a neighborhood, initially.

Cheryl Weir
EXIT Bennett Realty
7701 Greenbelt Road
Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Office: 301-459-5040
Fax: 301-459-5044
Cell: 202-779-2647

Email: CherylWeirRealtor@gmail.com
Website: www.CheylWeIrRealtor.com
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
The Dixon Group answered:
Hi Penny,

I would recommend contacting the listing agent directly and if you are comfortable negotiating with them directly. The listing agent has the most insight and the best relationship with the seller, so because the seller will not be paying a commission fee to a buyers agent, that could potentially save you a few thousand dollars. Good luck with your purchase, if you need anything or have more questions just reach out.

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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:
Sara,

You took the right direction, the Police Department is your answer. Sometimes they can be very responsive and will walk in to a difficult situation where angels fear to tread. I have found through foreclosures and short sales, etc., that banks often tend to be unresponsive when you think they would want to protect their investment. They don't think the way we do or have the same level of concern as you and I who live in the neighborhoods. Sad but true.

Robert McGuire
Broker/Consultant
Your Castle Real Estate
http://about.me/robertmcguire33
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