This is a reblog of content from Diane Lynch a real estate agent in Illinois. Diane is in the Chicago area but what she is saying about schools and neighborhood safety is true for Central Ohio too.
There's lots of information available about schools and neighborhoods in Central Ohio.
The image is an eCard from Real Living. I am an agent with Real Living HER in Central Ohio.
To the buyers out there......
Realtors cannot tell you "how the neighborhood is" or "how good are the schools" in particular areas. That is against the Fair Housing Laws. We can offer you websites to research these things. We can tell you to search on the internet. We can suggest you knock on doors in the neighborhood to talk to the neighbors. But we cannot give our opinions on how "safe" the area is. We encourage you to research the area before you buy. It's important to buy in a neighborhood you feel comfortable in.
It's not that we don't know the area. It's not that we are holding back. It's just that we can't help you there or we are violating the law.