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Determining Crime Data As You Buy

I have three kids. To me, a house is great, but if the area its in isn't safe then as a father and husband I don't really care how great a deal I might get on it. However, as a Realtor© giving out information can be very sketchy. After all, I am not an investigator or a law enforcement official. I am a real estate professional.

Anything I say could easily be considered opinion, and most likely would contain some opinion in it! So instead of saying 'oh this is a safe area' and then you finding out that a former death row inmate who was pardoned lives next door and I go to real estate jail, what is much safer for me and effective for you is for me to provide you with resources which will help you find the information you want on your own!

I get it, that is more work when you are already doing a lot of work trying to buy a house. But it's important. Because what might be a deal breaker for you might not really mean much to me! A 75 year old widow who doesn't want to use Internet much but just wants to watch cable might not care if someone who is a convicted hacker lives the next block over. But a woman who is a president of a local bank certainly might!

So, in that vain, here is a great article that provides some of those resources for you, to be able to check things out for yourself.

Enjoy,

DK

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/learn-about-neighborhood-demographics/

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