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Old 10-09-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a house in the Glendale area of Phoenix, AZ. It is located near N. 51st Ave and W. Cambridge Ave. The realtor told me this is a good area but I'm not sure if he's telling me the truth. The house is reasonably priced but is in need of some repair so that may or may not be the reason why the price is reasonable. If anyone can give me some insight or advise as to where the safe areas are in Phoenix I would really appreciate it. I live in Pennsylvania so it is not possible to travel at this time to check out the neighborhood myself, I was only there once to see the area but I fell in love with AZ.... Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a house in the Glendale area of Phoenix, AZ. It is located near N. 51st Ave and W. Cambridge Ave. The realtor told me this is a good area but I'm not sure if he's telling me the truth. The house is reasonably priced but is in need of some repair so that may or may not be the reason why the price is reasonable. If anyone can give me some insight or advise as to where the safe areas are in Phoenix I would really appreciate it. I live in Pennsylvania so it is not possible to travel at this time to check out the neighborhood myself, I was only there once to see the area but I fell in love with AZ.... Thanks!
Yikes! You're planning to buy a house sight unseen? Holy moley! Are you planning to move, or will this be an investment property? Sight unseen...wow...

Others will be around soon to offer their opinions, but the intersection you mention is not a good area by any means, in my opinion. It's in the Maryvale area of Phoenix, which has the highest crime rate in the entire Phoenix metro area. You might want to reconsider your choice of realtor, as well as the wisdom of buying a house sight unseen. Best wishes in your search, though.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a house in the Glendale area of Phoenix, AZ. It is located near N. 51st Ave and W. Cambridge Ave. The realtor told me this is a good area but I'm not sure if he's telling me the truth. The house is reasonably priced but is in need of some repair so that may or may not be the reason why the price is reasonable. If anyone can give me some insight or advise as to where the safe areas are in Phoenix I would really appreciate it. I live in Pennsylvania so it is not possible to travel at this time to check out the neighborhood myself, I was only there once to see the area but I fell in love with AZ.... Thanks!
Also, this post belongs in the Phoenix forum, not the AZ forum.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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using google maps, I located W Cambridge Ave and that is NOT at all Glendale (just south of Thomas, right?)....it is Phoenix and, as Kim says, near or in a part of Phx called Maryvale, which, traditionally, does not have a good rep, though neighborhoods vary greatly within Maryvale.....

if your realtor said this is Glendale, fire him!!!....do not buy a house sight unseen!!!!......get out here and spend some time (many days!!!!) looking around with an experienced and honest realtor.....there are many places for sale and many, many areas to look in.....check very recent comps, ask questions, visit the areas at night, get a home inspection, don't rush into anything as prices will not appreciate for a long time!!!....your (new) realtor should help you with all this
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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That's in Phoenix and not the best place to live. If I was to buy another house I would stay above Grand Ave. at the least.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I am looking to buy a house in the Glendale area of Phoenix, AZ. It is located near N. 51st Ave and W. Cambridge Ave. The realtor told me this is a good area but I'm not sure if he's telling me the truth. The house is reasonably priced but is in need of some repair so that may or may not be the reason why the price is reasonable. If anyone can give me some insight or advise as to where the safe areas are in Phoenix I would really appreciate it. I live in Pennsylvania so it is not possible to travel at this time to check out the neighborhood myself, I was only there once to see the area but I fell in love with AZ.... Thanks!
Never buy a home sight unseen. Each and every area of the metro area of Phoenix and suburbs has good and bad issues. You’ll need to know more about these areas that you might want to live in and the best way to do that is make a visit. I would strongly suggest that you “rent” while looking for a home that you want to buy.

In some cases it’s best to live near where you’ll work, or near the school that you want your kids to go to. There are many issues to consider and you can’t judge a lot from a distance with advice of a realtor, there are other factors are important.
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