Woman, 55, assaulted during home-invasion robbery in East San Jose, Mercury News, Article Launched: 04/30/2008 10:15:21 AM PDT
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Three men forced their way into an East San Jose home Tuesday evening, punched and tied up a 55-year-old woman and made off with cash and other property, police said. Just before 7 p.m., three men either knocked on the door or rang the bell at a home on Clearview Drive, near North Capitol Avenue and Mabury Road, and pushed their way inside after the woman opened the door slightly, according to police spokesman Jermaine Thomas. The men then punched the victim and tied her up, Thomas said. They spent between 20 and 30 minutes ransacking the house...//
Yes, Charles is right, not every day and not even every month, well, maybe bi-monthly.
As a Real Estate "Pro", your job is to tell the potential buyer not to jump into an unsafe area, isn't it? It's just about less than a mile away I doubt how you can ignore that? It's undeniable Berryessa is getting more and more unsafe and this will definitely have impact on your future resale value.
Two shootings overnight in San Jose (Article Launched: 06/26/2008 08:29:45 AM PDT)
... The second shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. when a man with a gunshot wound was taken to a hospital, Garcia said. He told investigators that he was shot on the 700 block of Salt Lake Drive near the intersection of Mabury Road and North Capitol Avenue....
Truth is, those who lure you to BUY won't inform you the ugly side, unfortunately, that's the case for those surrounding the newbies.
Before you make your big decision to Buy, (not just checking it out, cuz everything is worth checking out), drive around the area, and get a feel for it, see if you like it -- find the grocery store, and what not go in it shop around--see the demographics for yourself. Ask yourself the minimum number of years you'll be living there, and if it works with your future plans. Go to Crimereports.com for a more specific picture of how good or bad the area is, and whether you can live with those crimes (definitely don't want an area with a lot of burglary, and armed robbery). Take into account the commute time, and check traffic maps during your commute time to see if you can live with that for x number of years.
This area is in a transition mode, it is right next to the Berryessa Flea Market and directly across the street from commercial and industrial buildings. There is talk of building up this area for more residential projects. These are nice homes, but the neighborhood is still changing. I believe that this will be a good area in a few years.
The shooting that SJ Downtowner mentioned is not an everyday occurence and if the intersection is correct it is on the other side of the 680 freeway over 1/2 mile away. In San Jose we have one of the lowest crime rates for a major city in the US.
The only way that you can judge whether you would want to have your family live there is to see it during different times of the day and check it out on the weekends. Ask the builder if you can talk with some of the residence, nothing to hide. If you can get your self into a new home at a great price, it may well be worth it.
I don't know the price range that you are looking at, but there are plenty of homes in more established areas that could be better buys for you and your family. I have lived and worked in this area for nearly 30 years.
Best of Luck to you!