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Why Buy a Home on a Busy Street: Part 2 Less Crime
By Michelle Carr-Crowe, San Jose Lynbrook High Home Expert Selling Homes in Cupertino Schools
Did you know there are multiple benefits to buying a home on a busy street? With the advent of the Internet, many buyers make the mistake of outright rejecting a home on a busy street before even visiting the virtual tour or an open house to see how a home possibly meets their needs, including financial affordability.
In my first post Why Buy a Home on a Busy Street? Price!, I showed that the First Reason to consider buying a home on a busy street is it’s usually less costly than one on an inside street. The Second Potential Benefit to Buying a Home on a Busy Street can be Less Crime.
Surprisingly, people living on busy streets find it seems they have less crimebecause of the traffic and number of "eyeballs" of people out and about. (Keep in mind that commercial areas may be an exception to this.)
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Security Expert Gavin de Becker, author of The Gift of Fear, notes that the majority of thieves prefer to break into homes that allow them to “hide” while they work. Thieves especially want to hide away from neighbors’ eyes, preferring dark streets and secluded locations. With a busy street, there are both drivers’ eyes and neighbors’ eyes.
San Jose Police typically recommend brighter front yard lighting as a deterrent to theft. The brighter lighting common on a busy street does just that.
Before bypassing what could be your dream home because it's located on a busy street, why not take a look at homes like 6312 Bollinger Road, San Jose, CA 95129 at this weekends’ open house, and examine all of your options before choosing the perfect home for your family.
Keep in mind the financial affordability alone can translate into owning a significantly larger, nicer and/or even better quality home. For example, it can mean the difference between living in a townhome or owning a single family home, especially when you factor in the cost of HOA dues. For example, in the West San Jose, Calif. Lynbrook High area a large, ~1790-sf townhome is asking $850K while the 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath Fully Remodeled ~1363-sf home on a ~7370-sf at 6312 Bollinger is asking $835K
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