How Safe is that Edmonton Neighbourhood?

Posted by Jeanine B. Osborne on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 2:06pm.

Does it really matter what I think about a neighbourhood?  Maybe a bit, especially if you are new to town.  The hing is, every person on the planet has a different sense and taste for what they find comfortable, safe and even scary.  Never, have I heard the words, I don't care about the neighbourhood. Okay, maybe once, shout out to Ben here, lol. You still have to invite me over so I can see what you've done....

You see, I have found perspective questions and answers very difficult to truthfully answer for another person.  I encourage my clients to decide for themselves, through research and education.  That being said, if you know me, you know I am not afraid to speak my mind and have some definite views on quite a lot about properties and real estate, lol. 

I was reading an article where a US citizen had purchased a property and told the Sellers REALTOR® that they wanted to live in a safe and quiet neighbourhood.  They bought from the Sellers using the Sellers REALTOR® and are now upset; they believe there is a meth lab next door and they claim the REALTOR® didn't tell them the truth.  I'd like to say, there are ways to find out and help yourself. 

Ask the neighbours. actually knock on their doors before you buy.  Perhaps if the buyer had gone up to the door and asked questions about the neighbourhood before they bought, they may have noticed something... 

A great tool I love to let folks know about is the Edmonton Neighbourhood Crime Map, created by the Edmonton Police.  What an awesome tool, shout out to the Edmonton Police Department for this handy web page:

I'm fairly particular about what colors of dots I want near my home.  It is a given that I don't want to see any, but the truth is there is crime around the corners in every large city.  I won't want a yellow or grey dot in my neighbourhood, without a doubt. Folks, you can check any neighbourhood out in Edmonton and it will give you a map break down of what has happened for up to the last 60 days.  If you are looking for a home in a new area, use this tool.  It is very valuable! 

Now that's the Cats Meow in Real Estate!


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