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Rhonda DeVic…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Fri Dec 7, 2012
Rhonda DeVictor answered:

On this website, you can search for schools by city, zip code, etc. You can compare schools, public and private, see test scores, info on teachers, the curriculum and after school activities. ... more
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Norma Perry, Home Buyer in Las Vegas, NV
Mon Dec 24, 2012
Norma Perry answered:
Buy when I was first married in 1963 while prices were low and you got a lot for your money.
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Lisa Johnson…, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, MA
Wed Jun 11, 2014
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Haverhill is a sought after community due to the overall affordability of homes. You will get more home for the money in town than you would in he surrounding communities.
As far as locations to stay away from the answer really depends on your needs. If you want a peaceful location with privacy downtown wouldnt be for you. If you would like to be walking distance to family oriented places some Bradford neighborhoods may be perfect for you. If you are comfortable sharing with me an idea of your dream neighborhood I would be happy to make some suggestions based on my experience in town. ... more
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Edward Schenk,  in Sterling Heights, MI
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Edward Schenk answered:
As a licensed agent it wouldn't be appropriate for me to answer your question. I will suggest that you look at the city site.It will likely contain information that may help you answer your question.
If I can assist you with anything else feel free to contact me.
Ed Schenk
Real Estate Consultant
Keller Williams Central Marketplace
586-979-3308 (office) (e-mail) (web page)
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Emily Knell, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Tue Nov 27, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
What is your price range, I'm seeing a handful of really nice looking, nicely upgraded homes in N Long Beach, I would consider to be at "entry level".

We Realtors can't report on whether particular areas are more "unsafe" than others, we have to just tell you to call the police department or look for crime statistics in any given area.

I'd be happy to help you, just shoot me an email directly, I won't look back on this same Trulia posting for answers after mine.

Emily S. Knell
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
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Elena Talis,  in Palo Alto, CA
Wed Nov 14, 2012
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Lance Loken, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Thu Nov 15, 2012
Lance Loken answered:
For $65k? That is unrealistic. You cannot have all that you are looking for in that price point.
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Rosina Eisen…, Other/Just Looking in Jacksonville, FL
Sat Nov 24, 2012
Rosina Eisenmann 904-482-8666 answered:
What a great question! Jacksonville is very divers and has not only quality public schools,but also has some of the top ranking private schools. They also have a program of magnet schools for specialized education, say in the arts or music. I recommend you start with There is a wealth of information available there. Once you determine your school district, I would be more that happy to help you if you need assistance in securing a home. ... more
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Laura Coffey, Real Estate Pro in Santa Clarita, CA
Wed Oct 31, 2012
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Wed Oct 31, 2012
Lee Taylor answered:
Too many to mention.

Too many specialties.

Best on what scale? Best where in "Atlanta" exactly?
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Carol Bauza, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Carol Bauza answered:
Hi Ann Murray,
Thanks for turning to Trulia for your real estate questions!

Love,Love,Love Winter Park!
It is absolutely beautiful!
As far as good Christian may want to check out the APP "greatschools" it is informative and can give you ratings, locations, etc.
Also, 1.1K will buy a beautiful just need to find an agent that can work with you to find the best place for you and your family.
Please let me know if I can help with that!

Carol Bauza
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Jonathan Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Mary, FL
Tue Oct 23, 2012
Jonathan Schaffer answered:
Do you work for Trulia?

Good Luck,

Jon Schaffer, Property Manager/Realtor
All County Sterling Property Management
Office: 407-674-5601 Ext. 5
Fax: 407-674-5631

"The finest compliment I can receive is a referral"
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Linda Coe, Real Estate Pro in Beaufort, SC
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Linda Coe answered:
You need to check out Beaufort, SC. If you like moss laden oaks, beautiful water and marsh vistas and fascinating history, this small, waterfront town is for you. Check out this video. You may need to cut and paste. If you would like to see available real estate please visit or contact me directly. I would love the opportunity to share this unique and beautiful area with you.
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Jennifer Bar…, Real Estate Pro in Winter Park, FL
Thu Oct 4, 2012
Jennifer Barker answered:
There are lots of ways to find this information. If your looking at property in the Orlando area, then you can call the local police department. They can answer anything. Also below I have included a list of websites that may be helpful. If you are ready to get started then take a sec to look at my bio. Then call me or email me directly. I look forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Barker
Exit Realty Central
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Brian Wilson, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Wed Sep 26, 2012
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Barbara Ostr…, Real Estate Pro in Closter, NJ
Tue Sep 11, 2012
Barbara Ostroth answered:
Okay this is asking for alot of information but I think I can help with some of it. I am not only a longtime realtor (29+ years) but have raised four kids in Teaneck public schools and am very familiar with Bergen County school districts, having served on my local Board of Education myself in the past.

1. Parent to parent -- the best source of information on a school district is to visit the schools yourself, schedule a tour with the principal or guidance office which will let you see the classrooms, student-teacher interaction, etc. and ask questions of the professional directly. Too many people come to judgemental conclusions based solely on internet data, although looking at school report cards can be a helpful place to start. For instance, I know from a friend of mine who is a teacher in the high school of one "top-performing" district in a nice town who encourages their special needs kids to take ACTs instead of SATs, so their scores won't be averaged in with the "regular" population of students. Just remember that you have to judge what is best for your children. You can also ask your realtor if they know of parents in the town you can call for more information.

2. You answered that question yourself -- you just don't know what will be the various factors that could change a high school's ranking or student performance or makeup of the community over 10 years, although if a school system has a long-standing reputation, that does count for something. In these days of ever-shrinking state aid and tax dollars being squeezed in annual budgets, educators are always looking for different approaches to improving student performance and keeping up standards.

3. If the agent hasn't filled in the correct schools on the NJMLS listing (and quite a few don't), it's either because they don't know which ones or haven't called the district to get the information or don't want to be responsible for giving out wrong information. Many school districts have changed attendance lines as they either restructure their grades or close down smaller schools. There are a few others (like Teaneck) who balance schools for integration so that each school has approximately the same breakdown of ehtnic or racial grouping. The real estate websites like Trulia only look at what is in physical proximity, not what is accurate. The best thing to do is Google the town's school district, and call to give them address of a house you may be considering to ask which schools that location would send your children to.

If you are still looking for a realtor to work with, give me a call! If you have a good realtor, best of luck in your search for a home -- Bergen County is a great place to live!
My best,
Barbara Ostroth
Coldwell Banker Residential RE/Oradell
201-262-6600 x144
201-965-3105 cell
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John Siddons…, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC
Sun Sep 16, 2012
John Siddons & Mike Laine answered:
Contact me directly at

I'd love to help you out and would like a bit more information about what your home criteria is and hopefully that can put us in the best postion to find you a home in a great school district.

Also, check out for reviews.

John Siddons
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Fri Aug 24, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
If the price is right, then there's nothing wrong with buying a house like that. Of course, we don't know what you mean by "a good idea". Are you looking for return on investment, lifestyle, or quality of schools? Those are conflicting goals that you'll have to balance out. ... more
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Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Greer Swiston answered:
I highly recommend interviewing a couple agents. We all have cars and I believe most of us have travel well over a 25 mile radius!

Speaking for myself and my company, CENTURY 21 Commonwealth is truly the best of both worlds, that is why I choose to work for them. They have the international cache of a big corporation (in over 38 countries), the collective resources of a regional franchise (we have 18 offices through-out the Greater Boston area) and the personal touch of a small office.

I invite you to come visit any one of our offices and please come and meet me! I am familiar with all 18 offices and have made use of all our resources as I've sold homes in towns like Everett, Winchester, Andover, Wellesley, Newton, Milford and Canton!

You can find me at or visit my website at
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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Fri Oct 11, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there!

At Trulia, we put together an overview of the crime, schools and market trends in Denver. Check it out:

I hope this helps, good luck on your move!

Ali, Community Manager
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