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Crime & Safety in Santa Clara County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Sam Shueh answered:
The demographics are changing and places like Mt View which is more high income technics transformed from a service industry after Google went ipo. Today, MV High is one of the best high school in that area. Same will happen to many neighborhoods.

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Wed May 4, 2016
carol li answered:
My clients bought many investment properties in East Palo Alto when the market was down. They enjoy the great appreciation now! EPA has the best golden triangle location and one of the best location in bay area. Many new developments and new community are coming up. Stanford students, professionals, hi- tech families, investors, business owners...they are homeowners and tenants in EPA. It is an Upcoming neighborhood! Facebook is going to build a new school in EPA.
EPA is a hidden jewel, more and more people get to know EPA now and buy EPA. Multiple offers in EPA. A house with 3beds/2baths/1100sf/ built in 1960 was sold around $700K and over. It is only few minutes to drive from PA downtown to EPA to shop, Homedepot, Ikea, Mexico food market are great and lower price than Palo Alto.

One tenant family with section8 program is very nice and another tenant family with section8 was evicted. Many other tenants living in older houses are good tenants, they work in Palo Alto, RC, MV and other area.

Not too many realtors know or like to sell EPA because they do not know that area. They need education. You would buy more if you know more!
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Wed May 4, 2016
Alexander Greer answered:
Downtown San Jose is extremely safe.

I do not check replies, so if you have a comment or question email me here:
AGreer@TheMortgageOutlet.com

Alex Greer
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
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Sounds like you were in charge of the child at the time.You may have no recourse. However, that is a question for a lawyer.
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Tue Aug 25, 2015
Iangieb59 answered:
Actually we have the lowest homicide, like 1 last year? And they even think the body was just moved there from another city.
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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Tony asked:
Recently, there were two accidents, where cars slammed deep into people's backyard after knocking down the weak walls along Foothill Exp. These accidents can be deadly. Will the city…
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
In short, yes. The longer answer depends on your location and house. Burglars are typically looking for the easiest target with the most value. If you show that your home is protected, they're more likely to move on. A security system doesn't completely eliminate the possibility of being robbed, but it does decrease the chances. http://www.guardiansecurity.co/products/surveillance-systems ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Drive around look at the cars parked often one can tell just drive around.
This is not an affluent neighborhoods in SJ never was.

Some were hastily built one could buy one for $6000 in the 1960s under HUD program.


Sam Shueh
Silicon Valley
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
Compared to Stanford campus it has some crimes liquor stores.

BTW: Those wanting to get in good schools do not feel that way.

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Sat Nov 29, 2014
jimmy oyenuga answered:
My name is Jimmy Oyenuga and I have been selling homes in East Palo Alto since 1989. I know the place at the back of my hand and different areas command different prices. If you need more information feel free to call me at 408-506-4210 or call my 800-277-4565. You can also email me at joyenuga@interorealestate.com ... more
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Fri Aug 8, 2014
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Travis:

if the Data is Old and Obsolete and makes no sense... then go for it...

...but what is your gut saying..if schools are good...?
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Sat May 17, 2014
Huey Nguyen answered:
Hello Vicki Davis,

What was your question about this property? Hope I can help.

Good luck


Huey Nguyen
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Tue May 13, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com for street specific stats.

Chris
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Tue May 13, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
Talk to local law enforcement and the neighbors regarding crime. Real estate agents can't discuss crime statistics so you will need to do your own research.
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Tue May 6, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
I also like www.CrimeReports.com and be sure to then type in your own address, so you can compare the crime in any new neighborhood with a neighborhood you already know.
Good luck!
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
Erica Glessing answered:
I like to go to crime reports.com to look up the crime #s for any given address; and then I look up the crime #s for my own address so I can compare what living in my (safe) area looks like. It can be surprising!

I typed in the address of Wilcox High School:

3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051

here:

http://www.crimereports.com

I do like to compare against where I live now although then sometimes I see crime where I live now and that is always unsettling! I live just down the street from Piedmont Hills High School. One of the advantages in being close to a high school is that the amount of visibility is high -- a lot of people walk and drive by each day.

Good luck!

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Fri Feb 14, 2014
Michael answered:
Maria
As a past resident of Gilroy for thirty years I have had owned four different homes in various areas of Gilroy. I'm not a realtor, broker or home loan person. Here's the bottom line...Location..Location.. The best area I owned was a home off of Sunrise in the North part of Gilroy. Newer homes and near the newer schools. That was the reason I moved there is for my kinds to attend these newer schools. Now at the time I bought Christopher High was not built but I knew that some day it would be plus the area is really nice. I sold the Sunrise home five years ago, did very well, and purchased a house on the other side of town near the Gilroy High. Now the area is an older established area with very nice homes.In fact I preferred my last home over all the other homes I owned in Gilroy because of construction. However the area was not so good as far as crime and just overall character. I since sold that home last year and did very well on this house as well. I actually moved out of the area in Northern California to get out of the Silicon Valley rat race. The area I currently live in is way more affordable and compared to crime rate is way less then Gilroy. Be careful when buying a home especially now, its easy to get caught up in the frenzy of the market that if you don't but a home now you will never be able to purchase one. There are always options! Don't let realtors sway you and some will. Another key important note is always always have a home inspection done my a known good Licensed contractor. I don't mean some flt by night outfits by a person whom as built homes and knows about them. Last but not least find yourself a good realtor..by that someone whom is a local relator whom knows the area and has a proven track record.Get references..and their resume. There are so many fly by night realtors out there.. I don't care how long they have been i business just research their background. I worked with many realtors when looking for a home. If a relator objects you to working with another agent tell them to bugger off and find another one.They are paid good money and thats their job. I always had good luck with Coldwell Banker or Kellar Williams in Morgan Hill. Cheers and good luck. ... more
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Juliana Lee answered:
I don't see it on the web page. Since you are referring to crime and safety take a look at http://www.sjpd.org/crimestats/crimereportsfaq.html ...

A disposition code can also refer to a tax item associated with property. Search for "code p" at http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1065sk1/ch02.html . Santa Clara home values at http://julianalee.com/santa-clara/santa-clara-statistics.htm ...
Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000
juliana@silicon-valley-homes-for-sale.com

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
I will be concerned with traffic and noise than anything else.
Do they have small children like to venture around unsupervised?

This is a relatively low crime neighborhood not to state that one still has to lock
their car doors etc.


Sam Shueh
Keller Williams Realty
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Lisa Wiseman answered:
This is a common question we receive from home buyers. While San Jose used to boast being one of the safest large cities in the nation, that has changed. There are hopes that with the new police chief and new hires being added that this will change. What I tell my clients is to view the sites mentioned below, however take a look at other, more affluent communities as well. I live in Almaden, and even our community has its share of crime. Although violent crime is not to be taken lightly, some of these reports may be taken with a grain of salt. No one wants to live in fear, however as Terri mentioned, one of the best gauges is to ask the neighbors in those neighborhoods you are searching for a new home. Also, is there pride in ownership in the area? Are homes being remodeled or do they look run down, and what percentage are rentals? Good luck. ... more
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