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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Sara, all you can do is show your clients how to find the data and let them make up their own mind. To do anything else, leaves you open to liability problems for someone else's bad decisions.

Personally, I think of Canyon Creek as one of the nicer neighborhoods in NW Austin, so I'm surprised at this data you've provided.


Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
www.austinonlinehomes.com
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Sat Feb 22, 2014
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
You might check with the Community Resource officer at APD to see if they have a summary or something they send out.
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
I doubt anyone can, I can't. Why not contact a local agent by using Find A Pro above to find a local Realtor?
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Anna Culina answered:
You can check any area on www.spotcrime.com.

Anna
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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Ronald Cullinan answered:
Hi Willow.

The city has some maps by zip code. Your query is for 78729 and you can see the detailed staistics for 2011 (and previous years by selecting zip and year) if you go to this site:

http://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Police/Indx_Nindx_zip_122011.pdf

Good luck with it, and just e-mail me if I can help you further.

Ron Cullinan
Avalar Austin
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
512-799-3239
austin_realtor@earthlink.net
www.austinonlinehomes.com
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Theodosia Shayo answered:
Realtors are prohibited from Steering, this can cause someone's a licence. No any licenced realtor can tell you from their own words where are the low, no or high crime areas. What a realtor can do is just give you information on where to find crime information and you have to make your own informed decision on those areas.

Please visit the following sites for Austin crime updates.

www.krimelabb.com
Local maps, crime reports & classifications and real-time interactive maps. Plus, sign up for free email crime alerts for your neighborhood.

www.spotcrime.com
Austin city-wide crime data - a direct connection to info from the APD Incident Reports Database.

Hope above helps.

Theo
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Chuck Farr answered:
Hi Buttons,

You might want to save off these great web sites for future reference:

http://spotcrime.com/tx/austin

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/tx/austin/crime/

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/police

http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/crimeviewer/CrimeViewer_disclaimer.html

Plug in your zip code and surf away.

Chuck Farr
512.415.6840
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Mon May 14, 2012
Scott R Hamilton answered:
Sounds like a leading question. Horrible crimes are not caused by 5 digits. What are your specific questions about the neighborhoods?

Scott R Hamilton | Sky Realty
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Fri May 4, 2012
Evelyn Herczeg & Molly Friedrich answered:
Try this site: https://data.austintexas.gov/browse?category=Public+Safety
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Betina Foreman answered:
Yes there is a difference between 1000 feet and a mile. There are 5280 feet in a mile. I'm hoping these definitions may he help too. The radius of a circle or sphere is any line drawn from its center to the perimeter. The diameter is the distance from edge to edge going directly through the center. The distance around a circle is called its circumference.

Imagine a pie cut in half to show the diameter. A single slice (serving) of pie would show the radius. The circumfrence would be the outer edge of the entire pie. Hopefully that clears up any confusion.

Betina Foreman- Realtor, C.N.E.
Austin Home Girls Realty
1601 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78703
(512)771-6318
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Sun Oct 23, 2011
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Sun Oct 23, 2011
Bruce Lynn answered:
Yes it happens....not as often anymore as in the past go go days of lending.

If it has gone this far, probably the borrower is no longer paying, the house will go into foreclosure, the bank or investor will recover the property and it will be resolve with no prior liens.

It's happened all over the country, but it can be resolved and is resolved every day. That's the envirnoment we are in currently.

If you want to buy a house, work through a realtor and a title company to resolve these issues.
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Sun Oct 23, 2011
Bruce Lynn answered:
Well what happens in these cases is often the house will be foreclosed on, the loans and liens wiped out, then the house resold with clean title by the bank or investor.

It happens, but normally can be resolved. ... more
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Sat Aug 23, 2014
Cindy Crawford answered:
78734 is a great area, and safe. Temp very warm, but probably cooler than AZ! Low crime rate. Would love to help you find a great home.
Cindy Crawford, Keller Williams
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any crime reports, your best source of accurate, and up to the minute information are the local authorities--consider a visit/call....
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about crime, do contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand...real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Dan Tabit answered:
Yahoo,
City or County records can tell you who owns the home. Pit Bulls are potentially dangerous, but most people know this and for some, that is the reason they have them. If you are concerned about your safety, your best bet would be not to buy in an area you deem unsafe. ... more
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
George Kiefer answered:
That area is not know for crime. You may want to check your source.
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Wed Oct 15, 2008
Jeff Kessler answered:
Safety is a state of mind. As Realtors we can not tell you what is safe and what is not. That is call steering and is illegal.
You could always check police reports and canvas the neighbors in the area.
Hope this helps.
Jeff
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