Of course you may say that it does not matter. To some folks, it is not an issue. For most, it is. I have had folks decide against an offer after checking the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site. To check your neighborhood, click here.
Of course you can only know the situation as of today. What stops a sexual offender form buying the home next door to you or renting the house down the street? I am not sure you have any control over what happens in the future but you can, and should, know the present status.
I have reviewed the sexual predator and offender lists and, to my disappointment, there are many on the list. And no area or neighborhood can be totally immune from having sexual offenders. I will go even further - if yo are considering renting a house, check the list as well!
FDLE has also established the following toll-free number for public access to FDLE's Registration & Compliance Unit: 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332). By contacting FDLE at this number, the public can request information about Sexual Offenders living in their communities and around the state.
Do it for your children. Do it for your peace of mind.
Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Melbourne, Florida. Contact me by phone at 1-321-255-2600 or by email to agent#moving2brevard.com .
Serving Viera, Rockledge, Suntree and north Melbourne Florida.