I haven't heard back from you lately. I wanted to let you know I am working with another couple that is looking for a one level in Happy Valley. We have found many new construction options price around $450k and alot of resales that should be ready to sell soon. I have a booth at Sunnyside Farmers Market in Happy Valley ad have run into a number of sellers that have oe level homes that are thinking about selling,
Let me know if you are still considering that option.
Hope to hear from you soon
ps- My sister still works in San Diego as a Realtor, not sure if you needed to sell to buy...
I lived in Otay Lakes for a spell when I was living down in the San Diego Area.
From one Californian to another, at $450k a one level with a view of downtown isn't going to happen, BUT we could find you something like a main living area with a daylight basement?
I just sold one from $440k at 7904 SE 140th Portland, OR 97236. It is in the city of Portland, but literally 2 football fields away from Clatsop (the dividing line between Happy Valley annd Portland). Check out the address online, you can search here on trulia to see pics. It has a view of Mt St Helens and Downtown. The majority of the home is on the upper level, but a bonus/bedroom is below.
The reason why one levels are so rare in Happy Valley is because there are so many hills and builders have to build up the foundation to make the home level, essentially creating a basement which most commonly is used as a media room and extra bedroom.
Do you have children? When are you considering moving? I've helped quite a few Cali transplants. Let me know when you arre headed to the area. We can set up a day to view properties and check out the area.