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Crime & Safety in Sacramento : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Boobah35 asked:
Sun Feb 12, 2017
Fanon Hutchins answered:
Hello Susufierce,

As you know, every neighborhood has their issues with crime, and there is an even more enhanced awareness with Social Network sites.
Regarding Home Values in South Natomas. Since 2015 for the month of January, the median home price has been on an incline. (Stats provided reflect the month of January for each year) 2015 the median home price of all homes sold was $190,500. 2016 the median home price was $232,500, and for 2017 the median home price was $275,000. This is an increase of 44.4% since 2015. ... more
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Jepsenc asked:
The map appears to have the same color coding today as it did three years ago when I bought my house - why do we have the yellow/light red colors around Salina Way, Gold Point Way and Big…
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Wed Feb 10, 2016
California_cruzer answered:
The crime rate has been increasing at a very high rate all over the Sacramento area and has no boundaries. Home invasion, shootings as well as drive bys.kids running around guns the robberys have also increased. So take you chances.... ... more
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Sun Jan 17, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The truth is realtors are prohibited from giving opinions on neighborhoods, schools, crime, etc. because it violates the Federal and State Fair Housing laws. This explains why the realtor below did not answer your question directly.

Your best method is to visit the local police departments and get first hand information about crime and neighborhoods from them. Call their non emergency number and explain you are relocating. As for schools, take either the morning or afternoon off, speak with school administrators and more important speak with parents picking up or dropping their kids off. Parents love to talk about their kids schools. You can also call the school, leave your contact information and ask for a parent to call you back.

As for getting information from websites - use it as a guideline but it's never 100% accurate.
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Check out crimereports.com or local sacramento PD website.
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
Jennifer Keith-Weaver answered:
I live in Lincoln, it's just north of sacramento past Rocklin and a lovely, community! It's a little country with everything nearby :-) Definitely check it out!
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Jeff Harris answered:
YES THE NEIGHBOR IS A LADY THAT HAS RENTED HER HOME FOR ATLEAST 10 YEARS THEY KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
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Fri Apr 25, 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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Sun Mar 16, 2014
wjgounder answered:
In my opinion it is the safest area to live

Area has been been totally changed in last 20 years .

Great board ,securtiy patrol , cameras 24 x 7 ,clean , night security lights.
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
deleted answered:
THE NUMBER OF CRIME STATS IS NOT WORDED CORRECTLY AND LOOKS LIKE THEY ALL OCCUR ON ONE STREET. BAD STATS AND DEGRADING FOR THOSE WHO LIVE HERE. I'VE REQUESTED THAT THE COMMUNITY SPOKESMAN REVIEW AND PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION. DON'T REPORT IT IF YOUR STATISTICS ARE NOT WELL DEFINED! OBVIOUSLY THOSE MAKING THESE JUDGEMENTS ARE NOT INVESTIGATING DETAILS. GET WITH IT!!! ... more
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Anthony Howells answered:
Check out the crime reports on-line and I agree drive through at different times and walk it. You will get the true feeling of that neighborhood. Good Luck
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Julie Reardon answered:
When I'm not sure about a neighborhood I suggest that my clients look up crime rates on line . I also knock on doors and ask the neighbors what they think of their hood.
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Thu Dec 5, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
Check out the crime statistics using websites like https://www.crimereports.com/. Also, drive the neighborhood during the day and at night (especially Fri and Sat nights). When I bought my house I knocked on neighbor's doors asking them how long they have lived there and if they have any issues with the neighborhood. Neighbors will usually be very candid. If you don't have the time to do that take a Google virtual tour using Street View and "drive" down the streets from the comforts of your own home :)

A couple of months ago, I helped a client buy a home in that area. In my opinion, it's a step above most parts of Del Paso Heights and Oak Park.
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Jason Walter answered:
A deserted island but then you would have to drink rain water out of a leaf and build a shelter out of bark and leaves (http://www.wikihow.com/Live-on-a-Deserted-Island). :)

Seriously though check out these websites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com
https://www.crimereports.com
http://www.homefair.com

Let me know if you have any questions about a specific area. I grew up in Sacramento and have lived here most of my life so I'm very familiar with the area. It's a great community but so is Oceanside!
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
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The area has had a bad rep for years. However, the residents are working very hard to clean it up. One thing, often enough it is not the people that live in the community, it's the outside criminals that make it their way of life. Really any where you look there is an element for crime. One just needs to be aware of their surroundings. The media doesn't help when they televise areas where law enforcement has been reduced due to budget cuts. Talk to other residents and drive through during the day and night, as well as on the weekends to satisfy your comfort zone. Home invasions and burglaries happen everywhere. Career criminals often look for homes with no security systems, or parade themselves as solicitors/survey takers, etc., looking for an easy hit. Leave an outside light on and add night lights in a few rooms. Toss an old pair of men's work boots on the porch. If I am going outside to take out trash, check mail or do laundry, I often yell out a few words to my invisible insignificant other. The appearance that you are not alone lessens the thought that you are "an easy target". I also carry pepper spray (Amazon has it for $5-$10), and I am not shy to vocalize a little hysteria if needed. Good Luck to you and your house hunting! (PS, use a good Realtor, they want you to be safe and positive feedback via social media goes a long way!). STEVE GOLDBERG in Fairfield was excellent to work with and I let it be known to all. ... more
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Eva Runge answered:
Hello Baltie5, You will discover so many wonderful places and things to do once you arrive in Sacramento. This is the ideal area to live with so many amenities from the great outdoors, wine tasting, to the arts, and a variety of places to eat. I have to agree with the idea of renting before buying, get out and explore Sacramento and the different town's surrounding Sacramento. If living close to work is a priority then find your ideal job then entrust in a Realtor to help you find the right neighborhood. I wish you the best and I hope you enjoy discovering your new home! ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Hi Maribell

To post your question in San Bernadino, go to Advice on the upper menu bar, in the blue bubble (find your community) type in San Bernadino, that will take you to the Q & A for that area and one of the local agents that answer questions there can help you. ... more
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Jim Walker answered:
It would be the one from July 18th

This is pasted from Trulia:
Individual Crimes near 6215 Chinook Ave
When? Type Description
07/30/2013
Vandalism
PC 594(B)(1) Vandalism ($400 Or More)
07/25/2013
Theft
PC 484 Theft All Other < $950
07/23/2013
Theft
PC 484 Theft from building < $950
07/23/2013
Theft
PC 484 Theft From Vehicle
07/20/2013
Other
SUSPICIOUS PERSON
07/18/2013
Assault
PC 243(D) Battery With Serious Bodily Injury (Punishment)
07/17/2013
Theft
PC 487 Grand Theft
07/17/2013
Theft
PC 484 Theft All Other < $950
07/11/2013
Vandalism
PC 594(A) Vandalism
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Wed Sep 11, 2013
Grounded. Real Estate answered:
You can check out crime reports and view a map online at the link below.
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