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Mon Oct 5, 2015
Dianedean1 answered:
WE are moving to the Wichita area and trying to find a good city to live with excellent schools and a big yard with mature trees. Is there any reason not to live in Derby?
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
AF Farha answered:
The property on E. Tulsa in which you are interested is not on the market.Nevertheless ,it would be my pleasure to show other properties match your criteria. Please contact me at afarha@weigand.com. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
AF Farha answered:
It's a matter of personal choice, and there are public websites that could answer you about any area in which you're interested. Please let me know if I could direct you to said sites. My e-mail address is afarha@weigand.com. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 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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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Leesa Hughes answered:
Hi, there are some websites you can go through to get a broad understanding of crime stats. Here are a couple:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Wichita-Kansas.html
http://www.homefacts.com/crime/Kansas/Sedgwick-County/Wichita.html

I'm a local, so if you need specific information please do not hesitate to contact me!

Leesa Hughes
Cell: (316) 462-9498
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
http://www.city-data.com/crime/

This is a terrific site for crime rate data. I think you can search by city or by zip code.
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Matt Messman answered:
I agree! Oaklawn is actually an area that was "temporary" housing for military families years ago. It was not intended to still be a developed area but rather, replaced with newer homes...well, that never happened and now its one of the higher crime areas in the Wichita suburbs, and would NOT be a place I would ever desire to raise MY kids. ... more
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Rebecca Oberly answered:
You can see our 5 bed, 3 bath home on Trulia and Realtor.com.
1005 Beau Jardin Ct.
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
LewJene Schneider answered:
Laura,

Home values depends on a number of factors including location (school district and shopping would be factors here), the value of comparable homes in the area that have recently sold, the overall condition on the house, any upgrades/amenities in your home compared to upgrades/amenities in comparable homes, and even the specific neighborhood in which your home is located (for example, whether the neighborhood has a home owners association and how well it helps to maintain the quality of the neighborhood plays a role in the overall value of a home). So the short answer is that yes, school district and shopping do help to maintain value and demand, but many other factors also play a role in determining the value of a home.

Usually, when only one figure is provided regarding the square footage of a home, it does include finished basement area, but does not include any areas of a basement that are not finished. In other words, square footage usually includes all square footage of finished living area regardless of which level of the home the living area is located, the keyword being FINISHED.

Hope this helps to answer your questions!
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Paul Rosales answered:
You may move out if you wish. However, please know that sometimes a lender will send inspectors to short sale homes to verify occupancy. If the inspector finds a home vacant they may execute the lenders right to secure, manage & even winterize the property. This can lead to a filing of foreclosure or if a foreclosure is already underway it may lead to a foreclosure acceleration. When they secure the property they may have the right to enter the home and remove any personal property they find if it is deemed detrimental to the property. ... more
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Paul Rosales answered:
The link Sherry provided is a great link to check.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
monroeshala3 answered:
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Sat Nov 17, 2012
Anna Owen answered:
There are crime statistics listed at the police department website. www.wichita.gov....then go to Police Department. There will be TONS of information on stats, your beat officer, and different crime prevention programs! ... more
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Corbin Turpin answered:
I live in 67209...close to highways, shopping, schools and entertainment...let me know if there is anything specific you'd like to know...but the market in this area is great~!!!
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Eli answered:
It only runs 12 hours a day. So, and only two buses run every half hour. The others run every hour. There are no back up buses so if one bus is late, it misses the connectiions with all other buses and you are late. Not a reliable way to get to work, but on an off day when you had a couple of places to go, its not bad. ... more
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
Reenie West answered:
People sell their homes for all kinds of reasons. Job transfers, divorce, health reasons, death, birth, down sizing, up sizing whatever. Some sellers have been waiting and watching the market to put their homes up for sale. One school of thought is "if my neighbor puts their home up for sale and I have been thinking of selling; their home may sell my home so I'll list it and see what happens". If you look in all the neighborhoods in Wichita you will find multiple homes for sale. One popular area has 44 homes for sale. As far as safety, the best answer was from the Agent in NY, speak with the police department if you have concerns. ... more
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Sat Jun 25, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Much more is involved than just a question for a Realtor answer based on your question

Contact listing agent determine what your options are

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Thu May 19, 2011
Tricia Avila answered:
i need more information to be able to answer that question.
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