Is this a crime area?

Asked by Kat, Chicago, IL Mon Mar 25, 2013

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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Tue Mar 26, 2013
By law Realtors are not allowed to give this type of information to a potential buyer, like basically guiding with that information a buyer into or out of a certain neighborhood or area, as this can be perceived as being STEERING which would be against the law. Therefore Buyers need to do some of their own research, google the chicago crime map, and yes the ideas of Myrna below are exactly the things I recommend to my buyers.
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Myrna Santia…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Legally, agents are not allowed to answer this questions - however, it is recommended that you research the crime rates online, drive around midday, afternoon and night - Personally, I would ask the police department in charge of that district.

Sometimes, it wouldn't hurt to even ask a friendly face who may live in the neighborhood!
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Ivan Sagel, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Mar 25, 2013

Google "Chicago Crime Map" to compare crime in different areas.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
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Matt Laricy, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Mar 25, 2013
We can't answer this type of question. Only you know what's best for your family. Check out the place at all different times of the day and night.
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