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Crime & Safety in Glendale : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Sandra Gutierrez answered:
Here are some websites you can use to research crime by zip code:
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Sonny Shrivastava answered:
That sounds like a question for the local police department or a google search for neighborhood crime statistics.
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Sonny Shrivastava answered:
Casitas and basements are two different things. A proper casita is a small, self-contained wing of a home or separate building containing a restroom, sleeping/living quarters and possibly a kitchenette. A basement can be almost anything. You will find casitas to be common in newer construction and in developments where there are larger homes. Casitas (proper ones, anyway) are typically found in your more expensive or custom home.

Basements in Arizona add quite a bit to the cost of a home. Again, you are looking at more expensive properties if you want a basement. You won't find casitas or basements in Glendale because those are primarily older homes. You will want to focus your search in areas that have recent construction: Scottsdale, Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, etc.
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
Jeanine Shackleford answered:
Hi Josh,

The neighborhood and surrounding areas where the house is located does not have a high crime rate to my knowledge however I'm sure there are parts of the zip code that are worse. My best recommendation would be to contact the Glendale Police Department for the most accurate statistics. I hope this helps. ... more
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Sun Sep 20, 2009
Randy Hooker answered:
Hey Tony...

The complete and accurate response to your question would be extremely long and complex. The short version, however, is that the greater Phoenix market has undergone a major "market correction" in the last couple of years, we've been experiencing a high rate of foreclosures and subsequently bank owned properties on the market, prices have been reduced to pre-2002 levels, and now the buying activity has increased substantially. How's that for a 1-sentence explanation of our current market conditions?

If you have other, more specific questions, or would perhaps like me to set up a customized MLS search for you (based on your desired property features), just let me know. Developing a working relationship with an experienced, full time Buyer's Broker is really the only way you're going to be able to maneuver this market.

Hope that helps!


Randy Hooker
Buyer's Broker
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Mon Jun 2, 2008
Steve Belt answered:
You might start your school research at Great Schools:

That site has test scores and such noted for every school. It's difficult to compare area to area, or city to city, but relatively easy to compare school to school, if you know a list of schools you want to compare. Keep in mind that many districts excel at one level in their system, while lacking in other areas (for example, they have great schools for K-8, but then suffer at high school).

As far as crime rates within the school, I would think that your best bet would be the police station. School administration probably doesn't track crime stats accurately, and would likely give a more general answer to specific questions about crime rates on campus, whereas the police should be tracking that more closely. I don't know of an online source for that information, however.
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