Apartment Crime in the Tri-Cities

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KEPR-TV recently did a story on apartment crime stats in the Tri-Cities. Even though I sell houses, and don’t deal in apartment or housing rentals, I’m including the link here because it’s got some good information.

As a Realtor, I can’t tell anyone where they should or shouldn’t live. I can’t tell you about the demographic breakdown of a neighborhood, which schools are best to attend or where you’re least likely to be the victim of a crime. For me to do so is against federal law. But, I can suggest you gather all the information available by contacting local law enforcement agencies, scouring the internet, checking out test scores for the schools you want to know more about, and keeping your eyes open when you are in any given area.

This is, in fact, my favorite line from the article, not just because it is good common sense, but because the writer tries to be all hip –

Also police suggest visiting the property during the day and night to see what you observe going down.

Ooooo, going down…very cool!

But they have a great point – if you’re interested in a home, then visit it at all times of the day. Take a look at the surrounding neighborhood. What’s the maintenance like? Does it appear to be an area on its way up or is it in decline? Just use your noodle, as my mom would say, and you’ll stay out of all kinds of housing trouble.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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