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Peanutbutter, Home Buyer in Santa Clara County, CA

Can I get a house in San Diego for 250K? I would like a safe neighborhood and close to an Asian community.

Asked by Peanutbutter, Santa Clara County, CA Thu Jul 14, 2011

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 16, 2011
I can't tell you which communities are "Asian", but some of the best Dim Sum I've ever had was in Kearny Mesa off of Convoy St, don't ask me the name, it was for my brother-in-law's graduation from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and he and his friends & family, which is mostly Mandarin Chinese, found this place - the chicken feet even were great, and out of perhaps 200 people there I was the only Caucasian person. I've also had some very flavorful Chinese-Thai-Korean fusion in downtown San Diego called "J Wok", I'm actually going to try and eat there this Saturday after my Giants beat the pants off of the Padres. And there is this amazing Thai food restaurant off of El Cajon Blvd by SDSU called "Best Thai Food", the name didn't lie as it actually was the best Thai food I've ever had (much better than the concert afterwards at Cox Arena), if I went to SDSU I'd have been their #1 customer. If that is what you meant by "Asian", where are the really good Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese & Indian restaurants, then those are my recommendations.

As far as crime, Trulia has a crime map of San Diego at http://www.trulia.com/crime/#!san-diego-ca/12/32.75046,-117.… but I am not sure how complete it's data is.

As far as sales price, call up a real estate agent, they won't bite, you'll like some and you won't like others, but since you aren't a real estate agent and aren't sure where to get a house in San Diego for $250,000 it sounds like you really could use one. You can also check out listings online in the meantime at http://www.trulia.com/CA/San_Diego/ or http://www.realtor.com/sandiego/nbregion.asp

I am going to go eat what my wife brought home for dinner now, could you guess what it is? Thai food from "Jumbo Thai Cuisine" up here in Lake Forest. Hope you can find what you are looking for!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
Yes, it's possible to purchase a home in San Diego for $250,000. Whether the condition and the size of the home will meet your needs you will need to clarify more. Due to fair housing laws I don't want to steer your decision to purchase in a particular neighborhood or claim that a particular area is Asian community. To determine the best area for your likely I would suggest looking up business that are Asian orientated to give you a sense if the community would suit your needs. San Diego is a very diverse city. In the size of a city like San Diego, there is no area that is crime free. You can check out local police station sites for crime stats that may concern you in an area you decide upon.
Denise Gleavey
Coldwell Banker
858-565-7777
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
There are homes available in that price range. Though no Realtor can or should have a conversation about "close to an Asian community", there are things we need to be careful of like "Steering" and others. Google it, find a subdivision and or area you would be interested and a local agent to help you find a property that meets your criteria. Best of luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 18, 2011
Yo PB, it would be great to get a little feedback.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 18, 2011
HI, PEANUTBUTTER! :)

I love your name...

Yes, you can absolutely find a home in that price range, depending of course on the criteria, and requirements you have.
As for the community you are looking for, unfortunately real estate agents can't advice you on that directly since nowadays it's considered politically incorrect.
What I CAN do for you though is show you the website where you can check the links to the exact demographics of the specific zip codes, neighborhoods and from here make the decision yourself.
Let me know if you want it and need any other additional help, tips, etc


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San Diego, CA, 92101
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 18, 2011
HI, PEANUTBUTTER! :)

I love your name...

Yes, you can absolutely find a home in that price range, depending of course on the criteria, and requirements you have.
As for the community you are looking for, unfortunately real estate agents can't advice you on that directly since nowadays it's considered politically incorrect.
What I CAN do for you though is show you the website where you can check the links to the exact demographics of the specific zip codes, neighborhoods and from here make the decision yourself.
Let me know if you want it and need any other additional help, tips, etc


Real Estate Supergirl
Khrystyna Chorna
Allison James Estates and Homes
7 Horton Plaza,
San Diego, CA, 92101
tel: 619-808-7064
resupergirl@me.com
http://www.sandiegodowntowncondos.net
http://www.youtube.com/chornarealestate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 18, 2011
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 16, 2011
Yes, you can. I recommend the area 92111. Please check yourself http://www.sandiego-homefinder.com and let me knowif you find any.
You will all available properties. Thanks,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 15, 2011
San Diego has such a wonderful group of diverse people and most everyone is extremely tolerant of all walks of life. That's just one of the many reasons SD is a great place to live. And post housing bubble, you can now find plenty of nice homes in established neighborhoods for $250k.

I tell everyone who will listen to me that San Diego is as close to paradise as you'll find these days. Did I mention it's 75 degrees here today (and most every day for that matter?!?)? :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 15, 2011
I've been seeing houses in the $250K price range in Chula Vista's more established neighborhoods, and several San Diego neighborhoods. You'll find great Asian markets and restaurants in a few San Diego areas, and all are a pretty easy drive. San Diego is quite diverse, you shouldn't have any trouble feeling right at home in many neighborhoods. And, once you're here, you'll get a better feel for where you want to call home.

I'd be happy to send you some listings to give you an idea if you'd like. Just let me know via phone, text or email, and I'll send them out to you.

Warm Regards,
Cory
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 15, 2011
Peanutbutter
I can't comment on the ethnic makeup of the communities because of laws against Steering. However there are some areas that have a large number of Asian markets and restaurants that may be convenient for shopping and dining. Mira Mesa. Linda Vista and National City have a lot of Asian markets and restaurants. So does Kearney Mesa. City Heights has a lot of Vietnamese restaurants and markets that I go to a lot. What I like about San Diego is its cultural and ethic diversity. I like to experiment with new cuisines.
The 99 Ranch Market on Clairemont Mesa Blvd Is very large as well as the Vien Dong markets in Linda Vista and City Heights. They have an abundance of fresh Asian produce that you cannot find in most super markets as well as fresh seafood and poultry. There is food in these markets that I have not seen anywhere else.
If I could help you in any way please let me know. My website has a great search feature that is easy to use.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 15, 2011
Thumbs up to Shane. He's right about The Jasmine on Convoy. Been there several times. It's truly the best. But here's a link for other Dim Sum in SD. However, the absoloute best place for Dim Sum aside from China itself is San Francisco's China Town.

Jasmine Seafood Restaurant - Authentic Hong Kong Chinese Food in ...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 15, 2011
Of course you can fins a home in San Diego for $250,000. What you did not mention was how many bedrooms and bathrooms you are looking to get for that price. In the meantime feel free to explore option on my website.

Best of luck to you, there are many options to chose from!

Warm regards,

Jill Eastman
Broker
Magnus Realty Group, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
Yes there are many homes in San Diego county that are $250,000 and under. Please contact me directly so we can discuss all your options. I would be more than happy to help you find your new home.

Monica Greenwood
Prudential California Realty
La Mesa, CA.
DRE#01871959

Cell. 619.322.0954
Web Reference: http://monicagreenwood.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned "STEERING" to you. There's a lot of places in SD that you could purchase for that price. Feel free to contact Joseph Arendsen at joseph@arendsengroup.com. He has a multitude of properties in that price range. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
Absolutely! Please contacct me directly, and I can help you search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 14, 2011
I think you can find something for $250k possibly in areas such as National City, Paradise Hills in the South Bay.
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