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Old 10-13-2009, 01:13 AM
 
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I am currently going to purchase a home about 5 miles south on valencia past casino del sol in a new area being built. is this part of tucson safe to live in? is the area around it like shopping safe to be out and about?
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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The area past Casino Del Sol is an average area. The huge negative of the area is that your house will not appreciate in value as fast as inner city housing will. It is out of the way from everywhere and most areas south of i-10 and west of I-19 are your lower income properties. The 85746 zip code has your highest crime rates in all of Tucson. This area you speak of is called Star Valley. In my opinion it's not your best area to be buying a home.

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Michael
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Personally, I would also not buy a home in that area. It certainly isn't all that great of an area, which is why property prices are so cheap to begin with.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Unfortunately, Wilson, this is one of those "get what you pay for" scenarios.

As others have already posted, you can definitely do better.

Good Luck
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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we are getting the house with adt security, window bars, and front security door. will this help?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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we are getting the house with adt security, window bars, and front security door. will this help?
I don't get this if you are already purchasing, or are you thinking and asking questions? I don't know that ADT, window bars, and front security would make my life feel safe. I would like to be able to go outside in my yard or to my car and not have to worry...If you plan on spending the rest of your days in the fortress...it might be safe..
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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we are getting the house with adt security, window bars, and front security door. will this help?
Great common sense precautions but definitely no guarantees.

As I posted earlier . . . you can do better. Why would you want to take the chance? The risk far outweighs the advantages.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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we are getting the house with adt security, window bars, and front security door. will this help?
If you have to buy a house with ADT Security, Window bars, and a front security door; doesn't that raise a flag as to where you are buying is not a great neighborhood. As I am a Realtor, I would never let a client buy a home in a unsafe neighborhood. It sounds like there are red flags all over this house. Remember, home developers work for their company, and not for the clients who walk in the door un-represented. I would really think twice about buying a home in the neghborhood that already requires such security features.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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its in sonoran ranch. star valley looked really bad with burglary in the last 6 months. but the area we are going in is decent per crimereports.com/ it is zip code 85757/
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Well, we want the security because we are first time home buyers, we are only in our early 20's so it's just our precautions. I laughed a bit today thinking about the bars on the windows and what our neighbors will think. We have a friend who has lived in star valley for 5 years now and they are satisfied with the neighborhood, they said they would live there for another 15 years. Bizarre, but we feel comfy everytime we think about the neighborhood now. We saw two sheriffs there today as we were signing the papers, we paused and said omg what did we get ourselves into? We found out one of the sheriffs had bought a house out there, and he was simply stopping by to say hi and no problems. We will keep you posted as this seems like ground zero for some change in southern Tucson.
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