How to determine whether an area is good for buying home?

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    • #204054
      Anonymous
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      Who can you ask how safe and good any area is if a realtor recommends a home in certain area? This is San Francisco bay area.

    • #275209
      Anonymous
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      Do some research or contact a realtor. Is the best way to do it, if you are seriously thinking about buying a home having a Real Estate agent is a must. Another source is also asking people has lived in the State/Area for quite a while. They usually know good and bad neighborhoods.

    • #279494
      Anonymous
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      go to that neighborhood late at night to see if thugs walking the street. Check for prostitutes possible drug selling.
      Also if the local gas station has steel bars over windows might be a bad sign

    • #279736
      Anonymous
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      Do some research or contact a realtor. Is the best way to do it, if you are seriously thinking about buying a home having a Real Estate agent is a must. Another source is also asking people has lived in the State/Area for quite a while. They usually know good and bad neighborhoods.
      Good Luck!

    • #279799
      Anonymous
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      Do some research or contact a realtor. Is the best way to do it, if you are seriously thinking about buying a home having a Real Estate agent is a must. Another source is also asking people has lived in the State/Area for quite a while. They usually know good and bad neighborhoods.
      Good Luck!

    • #282930
      Anonymous
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      You can ask the Chamber of Commerce to send you literature. It will describe the population, the success of the schools, possibly the crime rate, shopping, the job market, etc.

      Always look at a neighborhood (after you’ve seen it during the day with the Realtor) at night. Some place that looks lovely in the daytime, may be crawling with vermin at night.

    • #283051
      Anonymous
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      Well you must be wealthy if you are buying a home in San Francisco…… SF is one of the 5 most expensive places ,overall ,in the USA….
      Buying? you need lot’s of money , PERIOD to live in SF.
      How do you ask about safety and (good areas ) ,I guess this means nice neighborhoods…..Well, if you can speak English , or ask for someone to translate for you , ALL you do is ask………..Ask your realtor for a nice neighborhood, with good schools, convenient shopping, medical facilities etc……. thats it ! Why SF ? That city is really expensive !

    • #283597
      Crystal4
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      The police

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      Most realtors are not going to be honest with you in that regard. I had a realtor tell me that one neighborhood was safe, and there was a drug deal happening on the corner in broad daylight.

      You can drive around the neighborhood at different times to see if there is any suspicious activity.

      If you see bars on windows and doors of all the houses, that is a clue right there.

      You can call the police station and ask about crime rates.

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