Get To Know Your New Neighbors BEFORE You Buy

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Real Estate Broker with Hiawassee, Young Harris, Hayesville, Murphy, Blairsville GA 281904 and NC 185282

 

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Needless to say, I am sure we would all agree that purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we will make.   Buyers spend time (hopefully) looking for the perfect agent and even more time looking for just the right house. Next comes more time and money spent inspecting it from top to bottom to make sure everything works the way it should and is safe for you and your family to move in to.


 

Before you know it closing day comes, the papers are signed and the moving truck arrives at the door of your new home.  The sweet little ol' lady next door comes over to welcome you to the neighborhood with a plate of brownies and casually mentions that she’s a little surprised to see a family with children moving in,  after all . . .

 

Now is NOT the time to find out that there’s a registered sex-offender living on the block.  Sexual Predator

 

While you're checking everything else out, don’t forget to spend the time to make sure your MOST important possession, your children, are safe. 


Here are two websites I find easy to navigate: 

Family Watchdog  and US Department of Justice.  

 

 

Take a moment and check out your own neighborhood.  I bet the results will surprise you!

 

Cyndi


 

 

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Bill and Cyndi

 

Bill and Cyndi Daves, Associate Brokers/AREO

Coldwell Banker High Country Realty

With Five Offices To Serve You in Murphy NC and

Hiawassee, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Ellijay, GA

Email: bill@teamdaves.com -or- cyndi@teamdaves.com

Bill Cell 828-361-9419   Cyndi Cell 828-361-9783

Fax  828-394-2384

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Rainer
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Mark Delgado
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Good point that is often overlooked by both buyers and renters.  Of course, I have also read several stories of teenage sweethearts and then the charge of Sexual Offender coming into the picture.  Yet, when it's your children you want to be protective.  I can see both sides and don't pretend that its easy.

February 09, 2012 02:21 AM
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Bill & Cyndi Daves
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Gloria - thank you for stopping by.  I haven't used the Megan's Law site but will check it out. I especially like FamilyWatchdog as it shows the offenders on a the map and you can actually tell where they are in relation to your home or neighborhood.  This is especially good for people moving into an area who don't know the names of the streets.

Mark - That is an excellent point about the "teenager sweethearts".  You can almost weed those out based on comparing the year of conviction to their age.  Many sites even list the age of the victim.  But those 60-yr old people who were convicted in the last 10 years surely won't fall into that category!

Cyndi

February 09, 2012 07:14 AM
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Maria Gilda Racelis
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Hi Bill and Cyndi. I have bookmarked the link. Thanks for the info.

February 10, 2012 07:31 AM
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Mona Gersky
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Buyers should use all the resources at hand to research the neighborhood before their Due Diligence period is up.  Good suggestion Cyndi.  Have a wonderful weekend.

February 10, 2012 11:55 PM
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Maria - You're very welcome!  It's important to make sure we keep those kids safe!

Mona - I am always amazed at the number of people who have no idea that there's a sexual preditor anywhere near them. 

Cyndi

February 11, 2012 10:53 AM
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