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I Need A House In A "Safe Neighborhood."

Safety is high on every buyers list.  Is the neighborhood they're contemplating making a purchase in a "safe" one.  Since every buyer has a different idea of what safety means to them, let them check out the neighborhood for themselves.  Greg Nino does a great job pointing out several things to look out for that are telling indicators of just what kind of neighborhood you're in.
No one want's to live next to thuggery. Realtors know their neighborhoods and they know their markets, but crime detectives and criminal data bases they are not. Consumers need nothing more than to rely on good old fashion instinct, common sense and easy detective work.
Good Old Fashion Instinct:
Is the house you want to buy in a questionable neighborhood? Get in your car and drive through the neighborhood after five p.m. Do you see cars on center blocks, people lifting weights in the culdesac and others aimlessly wondering the streets like zombies? If these unsavory sights bother you then you probably aren't in the best neighborhood.
Common Sense:
Any Realtor with a half a brain will not attempt to discuss crime statistics with you. They know the liability of being "wrong" could prove to be ... more

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