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Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in WHITE PLAINS, MD
Fri Jan 14, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
The best thing you can do is visit the neighborhood personally at varied times of the day and do some online research which should help you in making your determination.
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Justin Henry, Real Estate Pro in LITTLE ELM, TX
Tue Jan 11, 2011
Justin Henry answered:
Hi Emily!!

I think you should also consider Coppell. There are some great homes and the school district is great as well with a diverse population. I can easily set you up on a link direct from my MLS sending you pre-foreclosure and foreclsure properties, making your home search a breeze! All I need is your email!

I look forward to helping in your home search!

Justin Henry
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Joan Braunsc…,  in Morris County, NJ
Wed Feb 9, 2011
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Marvin Von R…, Real Estate Pro in Tigard, OR
Sun Feb 20, 2011
Marvin Von Renchler answered:
If you have a contract and it has an expiration date thats passed, contact your local board of Realtors. If the agent isnt e Realtor(c) then call the state department of real estate.
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Michael Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Fri Nov 16, 2012
Michael Hammond answered:
Find out who he/she is and call the broker. It will stop, in my opinion. Good Luck!
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Herb Alston, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wed Feb 10, 2010
Herb Alston answered:
Wow, what a loaded question. I'm an SF native and love all the neighborhoods in the city. My grandmother lives near 46th and Ortega, relatives in Forest Hill and used to stay with my grandfather before he passed away when he lived in the Outer Mission. All neighborhoods in San Francisco have their benefits and their challenges. Recently a client asked me to check crime statistics for the Inner Mission and Cow Hollow. I was surprised by the results. Personally, I think you have to see the neighborhood for yourself, see the homes in the neighborhood, walk around Silver Terrace and talk to the neighbors on a Saturday afternoon. I wouldn't make a decision on a neighborhood without spending time in it.

I sold a home in Bayview to a young guy in 2008. He bought a 3 bedroom, 3 bath house for $400,000. Bayview was not a neighborhood on his list. I made a longshot suggestion; the home met his needs and was in his price range. It's been about 18 months, he entertains, he loves his home and knows most of his neighbors. Whenever a home comes on the market in his neighborhood, he calls his friends to come see it.

Home is where you make it.

Herb Alston
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Tony  Abad, Real Estate Pro in El Cajon, CA
Thu May 5, 2016
Tony Abad answered:
Manu - If the seller knew about this - it should have been disclosed. As for finding out more, you may want to check with the police. If you need a priest, I would check with the church you attend.

Best of luck!
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Vickey Wacht…, Real Estate Pro in Katy, TX
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Vickey Wachtel answered:
Hello, I do not know how it works in Denver or if you are referring to the MLS. Here in Houston on the MLS we have 4 days to make changes or remove after closing. Any change to the price be it up or down will send it out to clients that are on a search, making it appear to be a new listing, these searches are set up for the client by the agent not for the over all public.
Other sites like Zillow to name one get their information from the MLS but changes do not always pass on, so there can be several different prices for the same property depending on the sites you look at. Removal can be a problem on some of these sites if the agent is not aware of it being there in the first place and there are sites out there that the agent can not make changes to, this can be very frustrating for the agent as well as the public.
Your question is do agents leave them there to get leads, I am sure some do but believe as a rule most do not because it is too hard to keep up with.
I hope I cleared it up for you some, have a Happy New Year
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Brian Sklute,  in Newport News, VA
Thu Mar 11, 2010
Brian Sklute answered:

As previoulsy stated, this is a question that unfortunately a Realtor can't fully answer. Your idea of a "safe neighborhood for children" may be completely different than my idea or the next person. I wouldn't want to steer you toward or away from a particular neighborhood based on my personal experiences or bias. There are a lot of resouces available, however, to help you make that decision. One thing I highly recommend doing is checking out the unfamiliar area at various times of the day and days of the week. A quiet neighborhood during the day may look completely different on a Saturday night. I also recommend asking neighbors about the neigborhood. If you are uncomfortable knocking on their doors, I can accompany you to accomplish this. You'd be surprised how much good (and bad) information you can find out by asking around. Another resource that you should take a look at is the "Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry":

If a registered offender does turn up in your neighborhood, you may want to ask your agent to confirm that they still actually live there. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. I cover the entire Peninsula area, including Hampton, and I'd be happy to any additional questions.

Liz Moore and Associates
11801 Canon Blvd., Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 268-2757 Direct
(757)240-2635 Fax
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Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Wed Nov 18, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
Yes you are obligated to compensate if they have a buyer relationship contract with you.

Who is going to handle all the other processes including the paperwork on this deal anyway?

Sean Dawes
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Brad Davidson, Real Estate Pro in Placentia, CA
Fri May 6, 2011
Brad Davidson answered:

A 2.9% negotiation fee is absurd. Run from that deal and your agent as fast as you can. You are not being represented well. I've never heard of a negotiation fee of over 1%, and the agents should be paying for that since it's past of the cost of the transaction. You would not be on the hook for that fee unless a deal is closed.

If you would like to see the title report with the loan details give me a call. I'll tell you how my rebate program can help pay your closing costs.

Brad Davidson
Broker - We Help-U-Buy Realty
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Steve Hoem, Real Estate Pro in Maple Grove, MN
Wed Sep 9, 2009
Steve Hoem answered:
I just had a buyer who works at the U of M hospital with similar criteria purchase a home in Robbinsdale. They are VERY happy there.
As for safe neighborhoods -- your best bet to satisfy concerns about safety of neighborhoods is to contact the local police department to find out where the violent/car theft/burglery/ ... police calls from the past XX number of days have been.
Feel free to contact me through my website if this doesn't help. Steve
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William Fist…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
Wed May 22, 2013
William Fister answered:
In Ohio, we can call the Utility companies, give them an address, and they tell us the monthly average for last 12 months. You might try this in your area.
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Diana H. Mur…, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery, NY
Fri Oct 23, 2009
Diana H. Murphy answered:
You answered my question on Ponte Verde vs. Emerald Isle... I am actually in contract to buy a unit now. Thank you for your advise -- you are right on the money from everything I heard so far.

I had a similar situation with a broker I originally contacted in the area. As a NY broker, I expected they would treat me like gold in Florida ... BOY was I wrong! Just because I'm not licensed in FL doesn't mean I forgot everything about real estate. I ended up ditching the first agent who couldn't seem to help me find a decent property at the right price (like you said, she kept sending me listings that were in complexes that I already said I didn't like)... I found an awesome agent. Are you looking to stay in the area? I would be happy to give you a referral to the agent I am using. He exceeded my expectations and I cannot praise him enough!! Please e-mail me if you are interested:
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Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Mon Apr 20, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
As a REALTOR I am not allowed to answer questions on safety or schools. However, I can give you objective resources so you can make those judgement yourself.

I believe the schools for those neighborhoods are: Elementary: BELLE VIEW Middle: SANDBURG High: WEST POTOMAC. (Please double check before you purchase based on this). You can go to the Fairfax County web site and look up school rates, and/or check greatschools . com (sorry - can't give actual links here for some reason).

Also, for crime stats, go to the Fairfax county website, click on police and then crime in my community - you can see the calls they get for the various parts of the county.

I hope this is helpful. If I can offer any more assistance, feel free to email me directly at
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Firenze@Sorr…, Other/Just Looking in Dublin, CA
Mon Aug 8, 2011
Firenze@Sorrento answered:
The Terraces is a great community for young families and retirees. I have a handful of friends who live in the community, and they are all generally happy living at the Terraces. It remains one of the best looking high-density condominium projects in the area. We seriously considered the Arona floorplan at its peak price of $612K back in April 2006, but we ultimately bought in Sorrento.

Before you pull the trigger, you may want to consider a few things:

1. Many units are occupied by renters, not home owners. As current economic trend continues, more home owners may opt to turn their homes into rentals;

2. Current HOA assessment is at around $300. It is high because of the number of elevators in this project, which is actually a great selling feature;

3. Certain units at the Terraces are built right on top of the expansion joint. An expansion joint is an assembly designed to absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of various construction materials, to absorb vibration, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or earthquakes. When cars drive over these expansion joints, they send vibration upward. I've experienced this building defect for myself, when I visited my friends at the Terraces, and I can confirm that the novelty wears out pretty quickly. I don't know where all the expansion joints are. To make sure the unit you are buying is not adversely affected by this well-documented issue, we recommend that you visit your unit between 5:00PM and 6:00PM on a week night, when many cars will be driving over the joint as people come home;

4. If you are considering buying in building 7 and 8, please be aware that the units facing West for building 7 will eventually have the back side of Club Sports outside their windows, and the units facing West for building 8 will eventually have a parking garage outside their windows;

5. I heard in one of the buildings, a home owner had a violent outburst and caused a lot of water damage to his unit and the units below. To their credit, Toll and the management company Massingham responded quickly to this crisis. If the unit you are checking out had the damage, Toll should disclose that;

These are just a few things we've heard and experienced for ourselves when we visited. Make sure you speak to multiple home owners in the neighborhood. Again, my friends are happy home owners at the Terraces, but they would say the same thing to prospective home owners, so people can make well-informed decisions for themselves. Good luck.
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Tori Lawson,…,  in Fayetteville, GA
Thu Feb 12, 2009
Tori Lawson, ABR answered:
I would recommend you contact a Realtor and see what the comps are doing, the appraisal from 2007 is very outdated at this point.
If you would like me to recommend anyone for you, please feel free to contact me anytime!

Best of luck

Tori Lawson
Prudential Georgia Realty
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Tony  Abad, Real Estate Pro in El Cajon, CA
Mon Jan 10, 2011
Tony Abad answered:
You are not asking too much. In fact, you are asking just right!

I say Brentwood and Mountain House. Both have been crushed and have very good possiblities when the market shapes up, especially Brentwood.

Contact me if you are interested in learning more and going over in detail what I can do for you.

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Paul Welden, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Sun May 22, 2016
Paul Welden answered:
Hi Sandra,

To get the information you request, your agent should have given you a copy of the buyer advisory, which is a 9-12 page booklet that tells you where to go online to get this information. If you did not use a buyer's agent to buy your home, then ask the seller's agent for a copy of it. It's also possible that the department of real estate website has this booklet to download.

Buyer's Agent REALTOR
HomeSmart Real Estate
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Christina  A…,  in Dayton, OH
Sun Oct 4, 2009
Christina Asad Edwards answered:
Hi Rachael!

There are a lot of great areas surrounding WPAFB with the criteria you mentioned. If you go on Google maps then you can do Streetview and see the specific homes that are for sale. Please let me know if you need additional help.

Christina Asad Edwards, REALTOR
2006 & 2007 Sales Masters Top Agent
mobile or text 937-205-4741
office 937-573-0082
fax 937-433-3561
Real Living Realty - #1 in OHIO!
Realty, Mortgage, Title, Relocation
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