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Old 09-04-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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What we do is tell the client that they are responsible for their own due diligence in investigating what to them, is important to know. We may give them the source of information to help them out but we certainly do not provide crime statistics or opinions on specific neighborhoods etc.

("we" is used rhetorically here of course!)

"Guiding" is just another term for steering in my book.
Well, I think it should be changed or modified. How refreshingly candid it would be to hear, "Oh no girl, you don't want to do that, that's the GHETTO" is always appreciated.

That's why it pays to become friends with a realtor or two. I doubt your friends will steer you wrong, so to speak.
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Well, I think it should be changed or modified. How refreshingly candid it would be to hear, "Oh no girl, you don't want to do that, that's the GHETTO" is always appreciated.

That's why it pays to become friends with a realtor or two. I doubt your friends will steer you wrong, so to speak.
I have been with two realtors (not friends) in Las Vegas and both were candid and honest about neighborhoods. One realtor did not want us to buy in Centennial Hills because she was worried the neighborhood would go down. She tried to get us to buy in Summerlin but we wanted a bigger house. Of course I was not looking in bad areas so that might change things.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Well, I think it should be changed or modified. How refreshingly candid it would be to hear, "Oh no girl, you don't want to do that, that's the GHETTO" is always appreciated.

That's why it pays to become friends with a realtor or two. I doubt your friends will steer you wrong, so to speak.
Intrepidnomad, here's what it sounds like you're saying: I grew up in a hermetically sealed suburban bubble. I would like to continue living surrounded by people just like me and be guaranteed that nothing bad will ever happen to me. But I also want it to be glamorous and exciting.

Do I have that right?
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Intrepidnomad, here's what it sounds like you're saying: I grew up in a hermetically sealed suburban bubble. I would like to continue living surrounded by people just like me and be guaranteed that nothing bad will ever happen to me. But I also want it to be glamorous and exciting.

Do I have that right?
No. But I'm not sure what your statement has to do with what I said above unless it's now un PC to want to feel a level of comfort in a neighborhood where a significant investment is about to be made. Do I want to be live by people like me? It depends what you mean. Peaceful, drama free, proactive rather than reactive, chooses communication over violence. Then yes. I'd like to live by people just like me.

Life guarantees nothing but you do the best you can do to minimize undesirable consequences, scenarios, possibilities.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Thanks for all the answers.

The reason I'm asking is because I was thinking of buying a house in the Hazelcrest division of 89121 near the highway. It seems okay, I didn't notice bars on the window but I grew up in neighborhoods in the yuppie burbs of the east coast. I didn't want to move out to Summerlin and relive the boredom or monotony nor did I want the commute on your crazy highways.
That's not too far from where I live, as well as a more upscale area to the west: Paradise Crest.

Intermingled on the East Side you might want to consider a townhouse in one of the many older well-managed townhouse complexes in that area.

I just love the Near East side, it's about as close to urban living as you can get, I love all the conveniences and I despise owning and driving a car. I grit my teeth everytime I have to drive even a mile somewhere. My whole shopping world is confined to the borders of Eastern, Trop, DI and Sandhill.

I don't cross I-15 to the west but once every year or two.
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