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Old 01-28-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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My wife and I have decided to move from Connecticut to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area, we love boating, beaching, kayaking ect... We plan on vacationing in April to explore the area, any suggestions for a real estate agents who will have our back as to less crime areas in lieu of just selling someone a house. we like the idea of river and gulf options as we now have in CT.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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You should love it down here! Realtors aren't allowed to deter you based on crime areas as that would lead to steering. Lee County has crime information available on their website that you can use to find more information on a particular area. Good luck and enjoy your time down here.

Lee County Sheriff's Office | Lee County, Florida | CrimeActivity | Index
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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If you want a boat I'd suggest SW Cape Coral........no crime to speak of and easy access to open water.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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As far as square footage goes, how big a garage can I build in NW Cape Coral? I have over van acre of property.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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You should love it down here! Realtors aren't allowed to deter you based on crime areas as that would lead to steering. Lee County has crime information available on their website that you can use to find more information on a particular area. Good luck and enjoy your time down here.

Lee County Sheriff's Office | Lee County, Florida | CrimeActivity | Index





I respectfully disagree with the opinion that Realtors are not allowed to deter you based on crime areas. It is true that they can't deter you in regard to "protected classes" under the Fair Housing Act. Those classes include Race, Color, Religion, Sex, National Origin, Disability, and Familial Status ("Familial Status" refers to whether you're married/single/kids/no kids, etc.). The Fair Housing Act does NOT include Criminals/Crime. Criminals are not a protected class, so Realtors are certainly allowed to help people with housing choices with regard to crime (or lack of crime). I realize that some overly cautious real estate schools and brokerages teach their agents not to discuss crime, but this seems to be a bit too much CYA. However, the actual law is on their side, and they can discuss crime, as that is NOT a protected class. Heck, even Realtor.com, which is the website of the National Association of Realtors, just came out with an article discussing crime rates of cities and towns. You can be sure that the NAR has a bunch of lawyers on staff, and if their lawyers thought they shouldn't be discussing crime rates, they certainly wouldn't be, as those lawyers know the real estate laws. But, here they are doing just that ... discussing crime rates ... in a recent article. These 'Safest Cities' Have Bragging Rights | Realtor Magazine


It's time for real estate brokerages to stop telling their agents that they can't discuss crime rates. That is purely a myth. It is a very common myth that is spread by probably half of the brokerages and agents out there. I am not singling out you jnpittman9, as I realize this notion of "Realtors can't discuss crime" has been taught to at least half the agents out there, and this policy has been ingrained into many Realtors for many years, often at the behest of the brokerage they work under.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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Sent you a pm with name of our realtor.
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