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Crime & Safety in Tampa : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Norma Newgent answered:
Thu Feb 5, 2015
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 Dec 28, 2014
Rick Fifer answered:
You can use the Hillsborough county school locator: http://gis.sdhc.k12.fl.us/SchoolLocator/ to determine which schools serve the location. I believe the home is in District 3 for the Tampa police department and you may be able to get very accurate crime data for the immediate neighborhood. That is sometimes much more useful than generalized information found on many websites. ... more
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Wed Nov 5, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Yes.
Some say too much of a good thing is not so good.
I do not agree.

Is weather an issue? IT depends on what you make of it.
The first thing you learn in Florida is you don't let the weather dictate what you do. You really can do what ever you want except for a few days out of the year.

If you are ready to immerse in all of Florida's glory, weather is not an issue.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax
Palm Harbor FL
727.420.4041
More about CIS Score: http://bit.ly/1uHGE3K
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
Hello,

If you would like to see actual sales including interior photos, your Realtor can email these to you.

If you're not yet working with a Realtor, you're welcome to search "like a Realtor" by signing up for a free Listingbook account on our website:

www.SoldOnTampa.com

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee
Sold On Tampa Team
Future Home Realty
813.244.9898
www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
If you're asking about Sexual Offenders registration, then yes. Google and you can lookup by address.
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Julie Magill answered:
Yykes no. No way I would live there!
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
LeeAnna Pham answered:
a tasa de criminalidad es medio. Haga clic en el enlace. http://www.trulia.com/crime/Tampa,FL,Lowry_Park_Central/
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Mike Hojnaski answered:
as realtors we cannot coment on crime call the county sheriff or tampa bay times post police reports by zip code. hope this helps.mike hojnaski
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
The best resource for crime statistics is the local police or sheriffs department.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Again,

Unfortunately some of the well known HOA attorneys in Tampa Bay are pretty much in the business of maximizing their legal fees and may not be necessarily looking out for the best interests of the Homeowner Association owners.

So, if your HOA Volunteer Board of Directors gets incorrect or bad advise from the Management Association's chosen attorney (often the BOD isn't wise enough to realize that the Mgmt firm and attorneys have too close of a relationship and go with the law firm recommended by the Property Mgmt firm).

So make sure to elect representatives to your Board of Directors that will truly look out for your bests interests and not the interests of the Management firm or the attorneys profitting from the Homeowners!

Also if your association has staggered terms for the board of directors, you may want to amend your rules to require that each director is up for election every year at the annual meeting. Otherwise the same board members can control all of the decisions by the board and it may be very difficult to recall a director who has a possibly unethical HOA attorney that wants to keep the attorney friendly board in place!

Good luck!
Alma
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Mike Hojnaski answered:
as realators we are not allowed by law to comment on crime. i would ck fdle web site or call hillsborogh cty sheriff. also local newspapers publish police reports by zip codes. ck the times of tampa. ... more
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Jennifer Guardiani answered:
A bad area is really a personal opinion and not one a real estate agent can or should answer for you. It is really the buyers responsibility to do the due diligence and make the decision on what they are comfortable with.

What I would suggest is two things. One if you find a property you like visit this website and type in the zip code. It will give you all the data for the area. http://www.city-data.com/. You can also look up the address on this site as well http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do;jsessionid=v32E628HpBxfbS65e97+lQ__

Second I also suggest putting the address into google earth. You can get right down to the street level and get a feel for the neighborhood, what is around it etc. Then armed with the information you can make an personal educated decision. If you are local I would suggest driving the area either during the and also at night to get a feel as well.

I hope this helps. If you need anything else or have other questions feel free to call me, happy to help. My information is below.

Jennifer Guardiani
Vice President
Residential Services
The Gentile Group, LLC
28059 US Highway 19 North, Suite 302
Clearwater, Fl 33761
Office: 727-725-9999
Fax: 727-725-4736
Cell: 813-944-8852
www.tggrs.com
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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Margaret Hassani answered:
Realtors and mortgage lenders mostly answer questions.
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Beth Perlozzo answered:
Cory Lake Isles is a gated community with 2 guard gates: one off Morris Bridge Rd. and one off Cross Creek. Residents have bar codes for easy access, and anyone else is required to go thru the gate, and must provide identification. You'll see people of all ages using the amenities, walking thru the community--day and night. ... more
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Mon Jun 10, 2013
Lynn Brock answered:
Kitty, if you are seeking conveniences then the location offers close proximity to shopping. If you will be commuting to downtown then you will have to figure out the best time to leave to and from work for arriving in a timely manner.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
941.313.1234
www.brockrealty-inc.com

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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
That seems odd... if you look at Trulia's crime map it appears to be a lower crime area.

Did you get your info from the County Sheriff's website?
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Check with your Realtor on pricing and click on Trulia's "Local Info" tab above for crime stats, school info, community info, etc.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Lynn Brock answered:
amandacain 76, this is a subjective question, relative to your personal perception of safety.

Suggest that you visit the following websites:
spotcrime.com
Hillsborough sheriff's website re: crime map.

Both will be able to provide you with most current and accurate information. You can use this information to determine for yourself, where you will feel most safe.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
941.313.1234
www.brockrealty-inc.com
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