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Crime & Safety in San Mateo County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Laurie Ransom asked:
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
David Tapper answered:
A few good areas of SSF are Buri Buri, Avalon Park, and the Industrial area near San Bruno Mountain where the newer homes are.

As for safe, you should check with the SSFPD.


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Fri Jan 21, 2011
Lance King answered:
The Daly City Police Department is working on a web-based crime map application. In the meanwhile here are a couple of links on the subject:

Best Regards,

Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker
DRE# 01384425
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Sun Nov 22, 2009
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Please post your answer on the question that was asked rather than as a separate question. This way, the questionner will be alerted to your specific answer.

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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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Thu Apr 23, 2009
Brendan Aiello answered:
Hi Rena!

Trulia actually has the answers you are looking for:

You might also want to look into:

Also having your agent go over disclosures with you is also very important.

If you are looking to make the purchase give me a call and we can look at the safety of the neighborhood more closely.
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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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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Cristina Weglinski answered:
I used to live in 1311 Ridge Court in Saddleback condo myself. The family is getting big and that is the only reason we sold our condo and move to a Single Family house. I lived there for 10 years and never had a problem in the area. My kids enjoy trick or treating in the complex and parking was never a problem unlike other condos. I really like the gated condo and it is very safe for my family. Yes, it is close to Visitacion Valley but that area is on the other side and the area has gotten better since there housing has been demolished few years back. Right now I live in Bay Ridge drive which is across Saddleback area. This alone tells you that I have never had the problem in the area. and that is why I still chose to live around there. I strongly recommend Saddleback if you want to buy a condo. I can send you some listings in the complex if you want. You can email me at if you have more questions. ... 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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