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"Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191481
03/09/06 10:54 PM
03/09/06 10:54 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
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Planning first house hunting trip to AC...want to be near the activity, but not too near...reading that there is quite a bit of crime etc (like any town/city)...what are the "bad areas" i should avoid?

Any recommendations on a reputable realtor, lawyer and accountant?

thanks (sorry for the flurry of posts, but i only down for 8 days, and dont want to waste time on places/realtors/etc i shouldnt)

Lara

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191482
03/10/06 07:01 AM
03/10/06 07:01 AM
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Carbondale Illinois USA
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We too are interested in knowing this


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Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191483
03/10/06 07:34 AM
03/10/06 07:34 AM
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FL
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I'm sure others can answer better, but in our two trips we felt perfectly safe. Most of the resorts have a security guard on duty at night. Lock up your valuables. Don't bring expensive jewelry--there is no place to wear it. Don't flash your money. Common sense, in other words. We were approached once about drugs, a "no thanks" worked. A flashlight helps at night, but more to keep from tripping over things on the beach. My feeling, unless you seek out trouble, chances are good it won't find you.

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191484
03/10/06 08:14 AM
03/10/06 08:14 AM
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Frigin Cold Columbus, Ohio
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TTT - I agree with kris, but I think you guys were looking for different information. I know this board can help you...


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Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191485
03/10/06 09:33 AM
03/10/06 09:33 AM
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San Pedro, Belize
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Thanks Kris for the tips and info, but i am thinking more along the lines of bad sections to actually buy a property in. Like, if you were to move to Phila, i would tell you to stay away from West Phila, this section of town, that section of town...that sorta thing

:-)

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191486
03/10/06 10:16 AM
03/10/06 10:16 AM
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FL
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Okay, can't help with that.

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191487
03/10/06 10:56 AM
03/10/06 10:56 AM
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Birdland - 1 mile north
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I don't think you can get what you are looking for here. I'm afraid you might here from people who have a personal interest. However, I think once you get here it will be obvious what sections to avoid - just keep your eyes open - talk to people - use common sense.
There are many reputable realtors here. Just walk in, introduce yourself, be honest and straight forward about what you are looking for and work with who ever it is you make a good feeling connection with. However, be aware that there does not seem to be a multiple listing arrangement here. From what I have heard a realtor will only show you their listings. Also, the fees are a straight 8% and local financing is 12%.


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Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191488
03/10/06 11:14 AM
03/10/06 11:14 AM
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Cripple Creek, Colorado USA
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Wait, let me get this right Lara, You are comparing AC to Philadelphia??? Have you ever been to San Pedro?

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191489
03/10/06 12:42 PM
03/10/06 12:42 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
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OH DEAR GOD NO i'm not comparing at all! i was just trying to clarify the type of information i was looking for...LOL...areas to LIVE versus areas to VISIT smile

Re: "Bad Sections" of San Pedro Town? #191490
03/10/06 04:09 PM
03/10/06 04:09 PM
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San Pedro
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are you thinking of moving here or actually purchasing property here?

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