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Crime & Safety in San Mateo : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Ed Gory answered:
That's a bit of an open-ended question, but in general, San Mateo is a very safe city -- however, it doesn't matter what you pay for your home, or what neighborhood you want to live in, there's no such thing as a totally crime free area. Now, are some areas higher in crime than others? Sure, but you have that in almost every city. It all depends how much you'd want to spend to be in a neighborhood 'less likely' to be affected by serious crime. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
Eric H. Wong answered:
Talk to your Realtor, and talk to a real estate attorney. If you signed the arbitration clause in your contract, you will have to go to arbitration first. You would have to prove that the sellers knew of the break in, which should be pretty easy if their names are on the police report, and possibly on an insurance claim if they made one. ... more
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Sat Sep 8, 2007
Bob Bredel answered:
Hi there,

I am a realtor with ReMax and do quite a bit of business in the San Mateo area. First, looking at the recent sales statistics for Sunnybrae, 14 homes haves sold in that particular area in the last 6 months. Of those 14 sales, 7 have sold above the asking price. The remaining 7 have sold within 2% of the list price. So it is an area that is not only holding its prices, but perhaps slightly exceeding the appreciation rates in other comparable neighborhoods.

Over the past three years I have moved three families into Sunnybrae. I still speak with them and none have ever mentioned any type of concern with crime.

Hope this helps!
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