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Crime & Safety in Savannah : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Erica Veit answered:
Congrats on your daughter's acceptance and the beginning of her exciting new college adventure!
I am SCAD graduate and love Savannah so much that I never left, in fact now I sell Savannah. I feel strongly that Savannah is no different than any other city USA, you have to think smart, stay aware, conduct yourself appropriately and don't put yourself in a risky situation. When you are considering her living situation outside of the dorms, contact me and I can give you more specific information about Savannah's neighborhoods.

Best!

Erica Vite
Mopper Kelly REALTORS
erica@mopperkelly.com
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Bill Rott asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3186522924-20-Culver-St-Savannah-GA-31404
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Sun Dec 7, 2014
Wick Beavers answered:
my wife and me. I hear the only problem anybody has in this hood is if you utter bad grammar, the GP* are there with the cuffs, fast!

*GP = Grammar Police
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Jenny Rutherford answered:
I recommend looking at www.raidsonline.com to check out crime rates as they are reported directly from the police dept!
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Johnathan Kenyon answered:
Good Morning Jackie,

Thank you for your question to us on Trulia! What specific questions do you have on 1029 Shawnee, or is the question on 12510 Whitebluff?

Johnathan Kenyon

Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Mr. Ed Yannett answered:
Hi Again! The BEST website I have ever used for crime stats is www.raidsonline.com. GREAT site - but a personal view I think is the best, we have worked in lived in ALL types of neighborhoods in Savannah and can give you some great insight, (Lisa and I have a 7 and 10 year old and love to bike also)! If you need any thing call or email anytime! ... more
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
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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:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

www.crimereports.com

www.familywatchdog.us/

www.neighborhoodscout.com

www.greatschools.org/

www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&pageid=3657
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate-agent-cant-tell-you

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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Sat May 25, 2013
Kelly Doane Hensey answered:
I would stay away from the streets that are numbers if that makes sense. There is a beautiful house for sale at 217 E. Gaston Street....probably has the best bathrooms of any house in the historic district. Is an inn that is being sold as a private residence. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
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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.

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: http://www.crimereports.com
http://www.familywatchdog.us/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia with over a decade of lending experience.

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
ROBERT89 answered:
This is a terrible area to walk at night. 2 Sex Offenders are registered in less than one block of each other. A murder occurred on spring of 2012. The drug dealer was shot 3 times in the face. ... more
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
M_johnma answered:
wow go to the savannah morning news today online and look at the front page. the schools would be out of the realm of consideration for me. dreadful would be to good a word. crime is out of control ... more
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
M_johnma answered:
has anyone seen anything on the 2 new savannah girls who on their 1st day here were mugged and robbed downtown. i heard a mention about it but seen nothing in the paper. i know one was hospitilized. when crime happens to someone it is much more that a perspective, its a reality. and i dont think that the victim feels any different in new york or savannah ga. ... more
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
M_johnma answered:
as far as crime just look at the 3 murders this week in the historic area. ive had opportunities to buy in that area but the thought of my wife walking in that area is unbearable. anyhow my best advise is for anyone to be armed legally if you live anywhere in the city limits. im not an agent but am trying to give unbiased opinions.remember it only takes one time to end your life as happens all to frequently. i can tell you of places where i was the same day or day before and there was a killing forreason but robbery. there are multitudes of examples. ... more
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
M_johnma answered:
my children are long gone from the poor chatham county school system. its been a downward spiral since the early 70s. i could never put them in the public schools here. when we we stop the socialst idea of not allowing freedom of choice in education. only then will we have better schools. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Jeri Patrick answered:
You seem to be asking for a variety of local opinions on the city. I would suggest checking out a forum (ex.Topix). You will hear a lot more discussion, likes and dislikes. Forums are more of a no hold back setting. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Erin Donohue answered:
Did you contact the Landings Company? They might have a heads up on any Landings residents looking for tenants or open properties. Their phone number is (912) 598-0500. If you have any questions or need any help, you can always email me at erin.donohue.r6uo@statefarm.com.

Happy home hunting!
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Grace Ramirez Schiffman answered:
There are high crime areas in every city. I encourage you to contact the Savannah/Chatham Metro Police department. They'll answer everything from high crime areas/neighborhoods, to "background" on a particular property. The Savannah police department is very helpful. and super responsive.
Good luck.
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
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There are a variety of websites that give crime statistics. Real estate agents cannot answer those quesitosn for you. You must look up those statistics yourself.

Regards,
Rodney Mason
Sr Loan Officer / FHA 203K Renovation / HomePath Specialist
Prospect Mortgage
Atlanta, GA
(404) 591-2453
NMLS #151088
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
Licensed in AL & GA
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Joe Iannacone answered:
The Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept has a very useful website which can supply many answers you may have in regards to safety, neighborhood reports, crime reports and other useful information, such as bike registration, neighborhood watch programs and citizen police academy/volunteers. just follow this link to a wealth of helpful hints: http://www.scmpd.org ... more
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