what is the crime rate?

Asked by Andrea, Hampton, GA Mon Mar 18, 2013

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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Tue Mar 19, 2013
Realtors can NOT respond in detail to questions about an area or neighborhood concerning good, better or worse, because it could be perceived as STEERING a client to or away from a certain area, and
steering is against the law. What Realtors though can do as the agent below has done for you, is let you
know where to go on the internet to find that type of information. Once you have worked with a Buyers Agent and found the property or properties you are most interested in, I always suggest to my buyers to visit the local police dept. and get additional information, and yes you the future home owner could stop
by the neighbors and tell them that you plan to move into the neighborhood and just ask them what they
like about it.....

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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Tue Mar 19, 2013
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Rodney Mason, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Atlanta, GA
Tue Mar 19, 2013
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:





Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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Suzanne MacD…, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Tue Mar 19, 2013
You can get all sorts of demographic information from http://www.zipskinny.com by typing in the zip code.
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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Tue Mar 19, 2013
Consider using the link below in web reference or calling the police department to best determine what you are specifically attempting to answer, Andrea. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond





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