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Crime & Safety in California : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 22, 2012
Lon Mapes answered:
That neighborhoodis deifnitely not what I would consider a high crime area.
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
John Arendsen answered:
Casitas del Sol is a Sweetheart of a resident-owned Manufactured Houme Development and has a great reputation for safety. I have lived 5 miles from this beautiful little community for the pas 32 years and have worked there for alomst 3 decades.

It is one of the nicess retirement communities in San Diego and San Diego is one of the finest places in the World to live out ones life. The folks in that development are very friendly and easy to get to know. It is wonderfully maintained and supurbly managed by a very capable HOA.

Many of the homes are old but very well maintained if not entirely remodeled. There are also a number of new homes that have replaced several of the older PRE HUD (built before June 15, 1976) and have reall helped gentrify the community overall.

I would caution you, however, to think long and hard about purchasing a PRE HUD home unless you are planning to remove it and replace it with a new one. Homes built during this time were largely made with many very caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldehyde and asbestos. Additionally they may have many other structural problems that will cost you far more than what you would ever realize when you try to get all your money out.

In any event be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced MH inspector and not just any home inspector as there are several nuances with MHs that you don't have in a conventional site-built home and most home inspectors not familiar with these nuances will not even know what to look for.

Make sure the inspector crawls under the home and thoroughly inspects each and every pier and pad assembly for rust, deterioration and decomposition if steel and for decompsition if concrete as homes that close to the ocean can be severely impacted by salt.

They should also make sure the home is level by checking all the doors and windows to make sure that they are not swinging or sticking and that all the strike plates on the doors are properly aligned and the doors close soundly.

The inspector should also inspect the steel mainframe for rust and decomposition as well. I can't tell you how many mainframes we've had to repair that were suffering and in some cases even failing from rust and deterioration related issues.

Be sure and have the inspector check for rips and tears in the vapor barrier under the floor. If there are openings in this membrane it could allow the insulation under the floor to become compromised and even fall on the ground.

Openings in the vapor barrier are also a great place for rodents and cats to habitate and reproduce. We've eradicated countless critters from these cavities over the years and it's not a very pleasant experience.

Finally and very importantly make sure the home has a state Housing and Coummunity Development Department (HCD) certified earthquake resistant bracing system (ERBS) as this area is classified as a Zone 4 earthquake area.

We are a California licensed and experienced manufacured home and general contractor and manufactured home dealer, developer and real estate brokerage with decades of experience in the MH industry.

We have worked in all the park/communities in San Marcos for decades area and would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about purchasing a MH. Please feel free to contact us anytime at onthelevel@cox.net or you can call me at 760 815-6977.

Please feel free to log onto any of our very user friendly websites:
http://www.mh-processing.com http://www.tagrealestatesales.com http://www.chadofalltrades.com http://www.intimatelivinginteriors.com
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Fri Oct 11, 2013
Diane McDonald answered:
Here's a great map to use when scoping out neighborhoods:

http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_mapping_and_compstat


Diane McDonald
Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Hector Gastelum answered:
Well Ma'am,

We always need nice neighbors like you. If you want to live on the beach, do it! because you only live once, unless you believe in reincarnation and come back as a cat with all its lives, but that is another subject.

As REALTORS, we cannot comment on "safe", but here is the link. When are you coming to San Diego? Lets talk to see if it is feasible for you to buy.

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
hectorgastelum@yahoo.com
619-954-2225
125*142*10754
efax 619-270-2516
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Paula,

Castro Valley is an unincorporated area in Alameda County, California. The Alameda County Sheriff is the policing authority, which you can contact to find out this information.

https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/contact_phone.php

-Steve
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Rene Jimenez answered:
Fontana has a lot of great areas but as most cities, there are some areas you should try and stay away from if you have kids. As agents we can't tell you which areas to stay away from or go to but with further research online and local community insights you'll know where is best for you. ... more
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Lily answered:
So far in that area it's not safe cause lots of things had happened their you can check it out it is near half of the page on trulia and it tells u the comparables and then go to crimes and it will tell you what had happened there so far, i think that it is not a safe place because lots of burgarys in that area. ... more
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Fri Jul 12, 2013
Manuel Ugalde Ultrera answered:
Hi Megan. I believe your questions about crime can best be answered by talking to the police department. I would love to help you in buying your property. Give me a call at 323 906 6135, Manuel for all your real estate needs. ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com
http://www.spotcrime.com
http://www.nixle.com/
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Ahmad Zeki answered:
Hello,

Thanks for your question. Click on the link below to obtain the most up-to-date and accurate information there is about the City of Rocklin, CA.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Rocklin-California.html

Have a great day!

Ahmad Zeki, J.D.
Broker/Realtor
(916) 295-0071 direct
www.ZekiHomes.com [Free List of Area Homes]
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/antioch/crime/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakley/crime/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/brentwood/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com/
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
The Medford Team answered:
Overall, Realtors are prohibited by law from telling you whether or not any specific neighborhood is safe. It’s called “steering” and we are prohibited by our code of ethics and federal law from providing such information. Here are a couple posts that explain more:

NO STEERING ALLOWED: 3 Important Facts To Know As A Buyer
http://www.trulia.com/blog/carl_medford/2010/03/no_steering_allowed_3_important_facts_to_know_as_a_buyer

Don’t Get ‘Steered’ in the Wrong Direction
http://184.154.226.18/~ebpublis/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:dont-get-steered-in-the-wrong-direction-&catid=7:examples&Itemid=121

However, we CAN tell you where to go to get information. In your case, for crime statistics, go to the following sites:

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/oakland/crime/
https://www.crimereports.com/
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
Sophia,

I'm not sure what site you're using to check the crime statistics. If you're seeing a red spot, it's likely to indicate more crime activity in the area, not necessarily at the unit. The unit itself is in a rougher part of Milpitas, but that's not as big a concern as the interior. ... more
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Jim And Tammy Franklin answered:
Best is to work with a local realtor who knows, but you can go to the Palm Springs Police Department web site and they have a link that shows crime stats. Also anything out side of Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage is going to be fee land (you own the land), lease land can vary by all kinds of factors and not all lease land is indian lease land. If you have specific address I can tell you.

Jim
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department 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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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Suzanne Looker answered:
I suggest that you call the Concord police dept to get the activity of the area. Also check out www.meganslaw.gov
Suzanne Looket
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Thu Nov 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
That is awful, some people have no respect. I hope you can easily clean it up. Congratulations on your new home.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
HI Unspecified,

Check out Trulia's Crime heatwave map to view reported crime in the area. You can zoom in as far as street corners!

Follow this link to view the Trulia's Crime map of Eagle Rock:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Eagle_Rock-Los_Angeles/7225/crime/

Be sure to check out the rest of Trulia's Local Info maps, including Commute, Schools, Local Amenities and more. Just select the appropriate filter on the map!
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Eagle_Rock-Los_Angeles/7225/

Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Sandy-

You can learn all about the community and crime here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/North_Long_Beach-California/community-info/

Hope this helps, stay safe!
Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Monica Goyal DRE # 01781926 answered:
Hello Kumaril,

You can check some of the websites for crime in the area, also check with the local police station.
You can search on https://www.crimereports.com for the crime reports. Drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day. Your realtor can help you with a tour of the area. Hope this helps.

Best
Monica Goyal
408-476-0675
DRE 01781926
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