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Crime & Safety in Detroit : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Frank Fisher-love asked:
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Tony Grech answered:
Hi Alex
Detroit is not the bad place the national media makes it out to be. Im not familiar with the Corktown Inn, but am very familiar with that area. You should definitely check out Slow's BBQ on Michigan Avenue near Trumbull. You are a short cab ride away from a lot of the attractions

Casinos, Mexican Town, Campus Martius, the Renaissance Center, Greektown, New Center, the Entertainment District near the stadium etc.

As a tourist you should definitely check those places out. All are pretty safe during the day. At nighttime you're best off hanging near Greektown or the Entertainment district. Not that the other areas are that bad, just these areas offer a lot and are very well lit and safe, aside from the occasional pan handler.

Hope you enjoy the D!
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Sat Feb 2, 2013
Haig Istamboulian answered:

The listing that you see on Trulia states that it is only listed as "PUBLIC RECORD" and not listed for sale. It is listed only for informational purposes only. So there aren't any interior pictures listed to send you.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Thank you,

(248) 379-6547
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Letitia Patterson answered:
Don't ever take anyone's word for it when buying property. Get an OBJECTIVE resource to go and look at the property for you (objective means NOT related to the sale at all if possible).

Get time and date stamped video and photos of the following:

1. Exterior of home
2. Interior of home
3. Home directly next to the property on either side
4. Home directly across the street
5. Homes on the block in either direction

Then have someone count the number of vacant properties, burned properties, and vandalized properties on that immediate block.

This is the only true protection you can have when buying and you're not able to drive by the property yourself. Keeps all parties honest.

We write a blog about issues facing people buying in Detroit:
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Wed May 30, 2012
orrhoney asked:
Sat Apr 15, 2017
Pam Bava answered:
If you want this information I would suggest you call the Police stations in Detroit or visit their website.

Here is the link

Good luck
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
Brian Rayl answered:
Unfortunately, this is a question that cannot be answered by a real estate professional because of "Steering" laws and fair housing.

What we can do is direct you to a resource where you can find the information for yourself, and that would be the Detroit Police Department. That information is public knowledge and they will disclose it to you. In fact, a quick google search will give you this link:

Good luck!

Because it's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl, REALTOR®, e-PRO, SFR
Keller Williams Elite Dallas Park Cities
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Tue Oct 27, 2009
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Anne Marie Lambert answered:
I don't know the crime rate for this building, but I can tell you that my aunt and uncle have lived in this building for over 10 years and really enjoy it. I also lived there briefly as a guest and it was nice. One of the good things about this building is that the condos are co-op's. Which means buyers have to be approved by a board before they purchase a unit. There is also underground parking and a parking garage available for tenants. Another good thing about this building, is that it's further back on a marina on the Detroit river and not directly on E. Jefferson near traffic. ... more
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Sun Oct 19, 2008
Andre Smith answered:
what are squaters right in detrroit michigan
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Wed Aug 15, 2007
Missy Caulk answered:
The best advice for you is to call the local police department. They CAN tell you that information. IF they will tell you is another thing. But, that is where I would start.
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