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Crime & Safety in Maricopa County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Voices Member answered:
hi abdelilah dehry, even though i know exactly what you're asking and know what you intend, i can't answer your question. here's why:

my definition of good may be bad to others and visa versa. second, i can't persuade clients to certain areas or detract them from other areas for fear of 'block-busting' or 'red-lining'. so... to prevent this, give me parameters to work within and i can find you exactly what you want.

go ahead and give me a call, we can interview each other to see if we're a good fit.

sammy hernandez, realtor
clients first realty, llc
(602) 622.0703 c.
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
CAgent007 answered:
Hi Bcamp0207

Yes Paradise Valley has their own Police Department and every day you might see a patrol car driving the area. Compared to other cities in the Phoenix Metropolitan area Paradise Valley is one of the safest zip codes to live in. There is also gated and guard gated subdivisions to choose from if you want total security or you can purchase a home with a security gate around the property.

There is two Paradise Valley in the Phoenix area well truly one only but others think differently. True Paradise Valley 85253 zip code is where you will find Luxury Homes, Private Estates, Mansions, and Lavish Pads. Paradise Valley, Phoenix is the other so called Paradise Valley where you will find Paradise Valley mall, Paradise Valley school district, Paradise Valley Community College. This area is north of Shea/Cactus in zip codes 85032, 85022 that some in the valley consider Paradise Valley, Phoenix and that area will have substantially more crime rates as home values can vary from the low 100K and up. The Paradise Valley, Phoenix is NOT Paradise Valley but holds a lot of Paradise Valley names (Community college, mall, school, etc).

Hope this helps if you have any other questions do not hesitate to call or email.

Juan Pesqueira
American Associates Real Estate
Homes | Condos | Investments
Spanish and English speaking Realtor
Realtor, Appraiser
8930 E. Raintree Drive Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office 480-458-8007 | Fax 480.767.7200

LAVISH PAD BOUTIQUE | http://AZLuxuryHomeBlog.Com

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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
I doubt that any Foreclosure is safe over a long period of time:
We are hearing stories every day.

Why do you care? Are you the Owner, trying to sell? Is it an REO that you are interested in Buying?
About the best you can do is INSURE it, and visit it often, (at irregular intervals).
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Kstoner727 answered:
I think if you head a couple of miles west of there, to around 51st Avenue and Baseline, you will find a newer neighborhood that is pretty nice.
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Sonny Shrivastava answered:
That's an excellent question! Here is the answer to your question:,+AZ+85017&hl=en&sll=34.168218,-111.930907&sspn=17.489747,18.918457&t=h&hnear=2622+W+Flower+St,+Phoenix,+Maricopa,+Arizona+85017&z=17 ... more
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Jeffrey Masich answered:
Dear Violin:

This home on Emelita Avenue sold last year in the $70K range and is no longer on the market. You may wish to ask a Realtor to show you the homes in Mesa that are for sale at the present time. Trulia does not have this link updated with the sale.

The older section of Mesa is near Main and Central with more newer developments with HOAs as you move to the east.

Jeff Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
HomeSmart Realty
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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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Mon Dec 23, 2013
Sonny Shrivastava answered:
You should research those questions - Google is your friend. You should contact the local police departments in the areas of interest to determine what's happening on a granular, neighborhood level. No real estate agent can help you with this - it's your responsibility to do the due diligence. ... more
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Thu Nov 22, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Try contacting the local police department and ask; or ask any neighbor, check local archived print media....
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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 Apr 10, 2014
Pam Eagan answered:
A good source for crime stats is or
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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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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
You can check the crime rates on a particular address at
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Christina,

Take a look at Trulia's Crime Maps here:

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Candice Vicha answered:
Here is the link to the Gilbert Police Department's crime analysis:

You'll find all the statistics there to help you compare that to other areas. It's interesting, but it's actually gone done.

Please feel free to contact me via my website,, if there's anything else I can do for you!
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Jake F. answered:
Hi there-

Not sure exactly which crime you are referring to, but I can recommend that you check out Trulia's Crime Maps here:

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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Loren Hoboy answered:
Assault is considered a violent crime for these purposes.

Loren Hoboy-Realtor
Central AZ Real Estate
Your Local Expert
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Eileen Shapiro answered:
"High crime" is a relative term, so as Realtors we really cannot answer that question.
However, I can give you the link to a website that can help you make that determination.

Just drop me an email at
and I will send it to you.
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
You can go to
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Merrill Jencks & The Big Helper Team answered:
I am a full time agent here in Arizona. There are a lot of culturally diverse areas here, however, it is difficult to say which is the most diverse. A lot of it depends as well on what kind of house you are looking for, and which parts of the valley are going to have a home that meets your needs. Feel free to send me an email or give me a call with more specifics about what you are looking for, and I will see if I can point you in the right direction.

I would like to point out that equal housing laws do not allow agents to steer or redline certain areas due to race. But Arizona is very multi-cultural, with a lot of different types of people living here, and perhaps I can point you in the right direction if I can better understand your needs.
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