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Crime & Safety in Mecklenburg County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 24, 2016
Kristine Davis asked:
Sat May 28, 2016
360lookinside asked:
Looking at a purchase in that area for investment
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Stephanie Blackburn answered:
Hello, as someone with small children in the public school system, I can tell you that there are a lot of areas that fit your needs. However, in addition to the great advice from the other realtors below, there is one place no one has mentioned - Fort Mill, SC. This gem of a town was recently voted #7 best small city in the US to raise a family by Parents Magazine. I sell in both NC and SC and I call this area South Charlotte South as it is only minutes from the restaurants, shopping, and jobs in NC. I cross the state line 2x to get to my home in Union County, NC. It's truly a place where most non-locals don't know where to look and then kick themselves for not considering if they don't have a realtor that helps them understand the benefits. If you have any further questions or want some inside information, please email me or call me: stephanie@carolinaexecrealty.com or 704-759-6168 ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Liz Teifer answered:
Stallings is just a stone's throw outside of Matthews and still close to everything.... grocery stores, dining, shopping, festivals, etc. Depending on your wish list for a home, you should be able to find a home in that budget in Matthews or Stallings as well. I'd be happy to provide you more detailed info on available properties if you'd like. Just give me a call and I can have info delivered conveniently to your inbox and also show you how to view property details on your mobile device with our awesome app. ... more
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities 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.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Belinda Cohen answered:
Hello Jessica,

The University area/North Charlotte is a vivd area and is also close to Concord. There are lots of activities and very close to 85, 485 and 77 (highways). Google apartments in Charlotte NC University/North Charlotte area. I hope I was able to help. ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com for in-depth stats.

Chris
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Tue Jan 14, 2014
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Janice Maynard answered:
Laura,

Here are some links you might find helpful as well. It give you some different areas to look in.
There are plenty of areas to look in
Matthews ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Matthews…
Marvin ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Marvin/
Indian Trail ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Indian%2…
Waxhaw ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Waxhaw/
Weddington~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Weddington/
Wesley Chapel ~ http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com/community/area/Wesley%20Chapel/

I hope this is helpful to you.
Have an awesome day.

Janice Maynard
Broker/REALTOR, Serving NC and SC
Keller Williams Ballantyne
704-641-0626 Cell/Text
http://janicemaynard.yourkwagent.com/
http://www.unioncountyhomes4sale.com
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Sat Dec 14, 2013
Ed Sullivan answered:
Most local banks are within a 15 minute drive of any area in the zip ode. Must towns have community banks. If not, 15 or so minutes. If you would like more detailed information or would like me to search something for you, call me 704-804-4086 or contact me thru Trulia.
Have a nice day.
Ed Sullivan
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Anna Schau answered:
Please visit www.charmeck.org and select the "Public Safety" link at the bottom right of the page. Select "Community Crime Statistics" and then "Quick Search". The "Quick Search" link allows you to enter an address for statistics. This site also allows you to perform a crime mapping search which allows you to search a broader area.

All information you find is updated from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's Monthly Report.

Best of luck.
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Donpupuson answered:
Crime is below average in the area. However, the prices are low due to the house market collapse. If you have extra money I would recommend buying a house in that area, in a few more years the area is going to rebound and the price will go up. This area is close to downtown Charlotte, Universities and other amenities. ... more
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Click on the "Local Info" tab above and compare this location to your current location.
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Fri May 17, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoon, MItraKoirala:
You may want to read the Trulia Real Estate blog "How to Choose a Neighborhood - Signs of Good and Bad Neighborhoods" which has some good info. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Fri May 3, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good afternoon, Tiffanya:
Charlotte is a great place to live. If you are looking to purchase a $40,000 property, I would encourage you to consider a townhome/condo with a garage if possible. Your choices will be limited, so when it comes down to a specific property, you should be talking to the neighbors and asking a lot of questions. You may want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog "How to Choose a Neighborhood - Signs of Good and Bad Neighborhoods" If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Tracy Clay answered:
Hi Kelsey,

There are so many good neighborhoods in Charlotte that it's hard to point you in any certain direction without more information. Your price point will definitely play a big part in the decision making. You say mother/daughter, and that could mean two different scenerios, your the mother with a school age daughter perhaps, or your the daughter with your mother living with you. If it's the first, schools may be a little more important.

If you'd like to send me more information on what exactly you're looking for, I'd be happy to help you find your new home. I grew up in Charlotte and know the area well.

Tracy Clay
Wilkinson & Associates
tracyclayhomes@gmail.com
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Daniel Fisher answered:
Good evening, Jones.
There is some good info on the Trulia site about this.If you are in the Charlotte area and call 311 police non-emergency, with a specific address, the officer who patrols the area can give you a straight answer. Talking to neighbors is also a great way to learn about the neighborhood. Here is a list of all properties currently listed for sale in this zip code. http://goo.gl/oQJuC Below is a link to a blog How to Choose a Neighborhood - Signs of Good and Bad Neighborhoods, which also might help. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click. ... more
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Margaret Moore answered:
If you have concerns about crime in a particular area you can call the local police department, I've always found them to be very helpful.
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Robin Faison answered:
David has given you a good resource in the police department. His is right that realtors are not permitted by the US government of detailing crime ridden areas even if the areas are unsafe for children. We can give buyers resources and general advice on how to stay safe. You might ask the police about the places where gangs are currently meeting.

Here is another resource: www.familywatchdog.us/. This site shows you the sexual offenders in your area; however, you will need to check the current status of those offenders with the authorities and any details of the crime. I also suggest that you meet all of your potential neighbors and ask questions about safety. Your realtor can accompany you while you ask questions. I introduce my client to the neighbors, and then step away to let my client ask questions.

My general advice on staying safe: interior lots in a subdivision are safer than the isolated ones that back up to woods, proper street lighting helps deter crime, house alarms deter crime, neighborhood watch programs deter crime, good working locks on doors & windows deter crime, dogs deter crime.

In summary, I can not directly answer your question by law. I suggest that you get a realtor to show you a broad variety of houses, and one that can introduce you to hard working policemen, attorneys, mortgage lenders, surveyors, contractors, inspectors, and insurance agents. Realtors make important connections for their clients.

Wishing you success,
Robin
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