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Crime & Safety in Mobile : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 8, 2015
shunita robinson asked:
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Sat Sep 20, 2014
Kelly & Ryan Cummings answered:
What exactly is your question?
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
I would suggest contacting your local police department. They should have this information for you. Realtors don't have access to this information.
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
This property is no longer listed as active on Trulia.
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Sun Aug 18, 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. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.

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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Sun Jun 16, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
That isn't exactly the case, Rodney, although better safe than sorry, right?!

The reason real estate agents shouldn't comment on crime is because we're not crime experts or law enforcement experts - we are liable, not only for the accuracy of the information we provide, but for the impression we leave on the client. The General Public expects us to be experts and when we comment on a topic, such as the condition of the roof or the safety of a neighborhood or the quality of the schools, we take on the position of an expert.

For us to tell someone that a neighborhood is "safe" is stupid, for us to tell them that it is "dangerous" is an invitation to spending several weeks talking to a Federal employee.

It is not in any way against the law, or an ethical violation, to comment on crime in a neighborhood. It's only stupid.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Alwayshome63 answered:
I am leasing my condo in the heart of the Mobile Historic, Arts, Entertainment, and business district downtown, It is fully furnished and includes utilities. I will send pictures and answer any questions you might have. ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
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 do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors.
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Cathy Sloan answered:
Go to the website you can get a fairly comprehensive crime report by address, neighbord name or zip code.
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Marion Laney answered:
Hello curious,
As Julie mentioned, Alta Vista Dr is not on Dauphin Island (correct spelling). Here is a map that shows the island.
Best regards, Marion
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Sun May 3, 2009
Brooks Conkle answered:
I've done my fair share of watching Oakleigh. If you have noticed, there have recently been a lot of houses being redone on Marine St. --- this is a group of guys (from what I gather) that live in Oakleigh that are looking to better the neighborhood.

If you can buy using there momentum, it would definitely be great leverage! And if you see a great deal, send it my way --- see my site below
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Wed Nov 5, 2008
Barry Lynn Miller J.R. answered:
I have a website which allows you to check crime, schools, and other type commuinty concerns.
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Myopinion answered:
I would suggest 36695. Staying South of Airport Blvd, and West of Hillcrest. Hope that helps!
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