When you ask a question and your Beverly Hills Real Estate agent declines to answer, it isn’t because he or she wants to hide something. It’s because anti-discrimination laws prohibit it.
Fair Housing rules and the American’s With Disabilities Act come down hard on agents who could be seen as trying to “steer” buyers into or away from a particular neighborhood.
Thus, your agent won’t answer questions about the neighborhood if they involve race, religion, familial status, or sexual orientation.
If these questions are important to you, you can get the answers, but you’ll have to do your own research. Go on line and do a search for the city and neighborhood that interests you. Begin with asking for demographics, and then do another search. If the community is active you’ll find information about the social groups, annual events, etc. All that will give you a good “feel” for the people who would be your neighbors.
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If living near your church is important, do a search for churches in the neighborhood and churches of your preference in the city. You’ll soon know how far it is from the church to the home you’re considering. If you’re just beginning that search, get a map and mark the location of the churches with an X. Then tell your Beverly Hills Real Estate agent that you want to be no more than x number of miles from that spot.
To be on the safe side, search for crime statistics, and if you have children, do a search in one of the National Sex Offender’s databases.
You’ll soon have all the information your Beverly Hills Real Estate agent is not allowed to share.
If you’re looking for a home here in Beverly Hills, get in touch. I’ll give you all the information I AM allowed to share!