WHATS THE CRIME RATE IN THIS AREA?

Asked by Nancyrcg3, Ellijay, GA Wed Sep 25, 2013

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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Hi Nancy,
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/

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…

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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Doug Morgan, Agent, Ellijay, GA
Thu Sep 26, 2013
Violent crimes I would say very little to almost none. We are in a rural community and most people get along.
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Brian Wilder, Agent, EAST ELLIJAY, GA
Wed Sep 25, 2013
Hi Nancy,

I would say the best answer would come from the Sheriffs Department. They can be reached at 706-635-4162.
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