Okay, I'll admit it. I love the HGTV shows! As if working 12 hours a day on real estate isn't enough, I spend too much of my free time watching other realtors do their jobs.
The other day, I was watching a show where a family was looking for a vacation home on the beach in Mexico. I like the beach. I like Mexico. This will be fun! I thought.
However, at the first home, the realtor stated: This home is in a good neighborhood.
I wondered if I heard her correctly.
We all know that all real estate is local and there are different rules in different associations, but where I live (USA), we are not supposed to assert that a neighborhood is good, bad or whatever.
Still wondering if I had heard her correctly, the family proceeded to the second home. She said it again: This is a good neighborhood. I think she also added that it is quiet or something.
Again, at the third home: This is a good neighborhood.
So either all three homes are in really outstanding neighborhoods, or this is something she always says.
If I were to say something like that here, it would be considered a Fair Housing violation. The words good neighborhood mean different things to different people. We're just the source of the source, you know.
You want to know the crime rates? Look it up. You want to know about the schools? Look it up.
Perhaps anything goes in Mexico. Perhaps all the neighborhoods are good in Mexico. I don't know. Just don't ask me to tell you whether or not the neighborhood is good when I show you a home in Arizona!