If someone gave you a house that needed a lot of work in a very unsafe section of town...

United States
August 4, 2017 5:04pm CST
If someone gave you a house that needed a lot of work in a very unsafe section of town for free provided that you lived in it, would you take it and fix it up....and live in it?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 17
The fixing it up part wouldn't be a problem since my husband does remodeling. However, the unsafe part would not work since we have 5 children and I have to think about their safety above all else. I would have to know just how bad the neighborhood was though before deciding.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
Me, too.
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@just4him (128452)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 17
It depends on whether I have the finances to fix it. Then, yes, there is a possibility I would. I've lived in bad sections before and didn't have any trouble with my neighbors.
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• United States
6 Aug 17
Good for you. I am not as brave.
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@just4him (128452)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 17
@MsBooklover There have been many years of my life when I've been too poor to even consider those 'good' neighborhoods. One neighborhood I lived in was like graffiti city. It was everywhere, but I never had any trouble living there.
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• United States
8 Aug 17
@just4him I am glad it all worked out for you. The area I would be living in that has a lot of crime if I went back to my roots would be too scary. They even kill homeless people, and they do not have money. it is senseless.
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@AmbiePam (50250)
• United States
5 Aug 17
Only if they were covering the price of insurance or I could afford an alarm system.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
I would be scared.
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@AmbiePam (50250)
• United States
5 Aug 17
@MsBooklover Me too.
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• United States
4 Aug 17
Yes I would. I would not turn it down. A blessing I would think. But I donĀ“t have small children to worry about so...I do have a big giant son though haha
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• United States
5 Aug 17
I would still be scared.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
@MsBooklover Oh yes indeed. Still something to be scared of.
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@Corbin5 (119167)
• United States
4 Aug 17
Nope, I would not fix it up or live in it. Being in a safe area is very important to me.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
I feel the same way.
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@Morleyhunt (21344)
• Canada
4 Aug 17
What do you mean unsafe.....I would probably accept it...live in it and fix it up.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
Crime.
@maezee (33924)
• United States
4 Aug 17
I probably would not want to live in it if it was ina bad neighborhood.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
I am with you on that.