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Old 06-11-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I already put a deposit on a house across from a group home for boys. I only found out about it afterwords. I wouldn't have a problem living there but I'm concern about how it would affect the resale. Tia.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Central, CT
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Unless it's being built after your deposit then it already has. Your agent should have pulled comps for your offer. Are they much cheaper or only slightly? That gap will represent your future resale effect.

The good news is state law requires local and state police drive bys daily. You'll be safer than other homes in the nearby area.

You can go over or call and get info about the home, it's residents and schedule. It'll help you plan your life while living there. Build repour...let them know you're interested when
Rules change and theyll probably leave a copy of memos in your mailbox.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I lived next to a group home in Austin. They were great neighbors, actually. I wouldn't even have known what it was until one day I happened to be out with my dog when the residents were boarding a bus for school. The staff ran a pretty tight ship/
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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It really depends on a case by case basis. It might be 1 kid that ruins it for everyone.

I personally wouldn't buy said house and yes, it will hurt re-sale. If i were you i would try to re-counter your offer knowing this fact
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses. This is all so frustrating...
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Yeah, I'd pass. No good can come of it.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I've worked at group homes and it really depends on the quality of the staff and the residents living there at any given time which can change frequently. Most important is to find out if the group home will house sexual offenders. I would not purchase the home if this were the case...
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Think of it this way. If YOU are asking these questions, so will your prospective buyers. Also remember, things tend to trend worse over time, not better.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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I don't think I would like it.
It might be tough for resale but I don't think that a realtor is allowed to give that type of info to potential buyers.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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You need to find out what type of group home it is. It could just be for disabled children/adults or for troubled teens/juveniles or for the mentally challenged/retarded. Check with the local police and see if there have been any or a lot of calls for police assistance to it. I'd do that with my neighbors too. Nothing worse than being stuck with a violent or B busting neighbor. I know people who wished they had checked up more on their neighbors first to warn them about the problems the other neighbors had with the SOB's.
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