In this market if you actually want to get a nice home, nice community for the amount you are approved at, you should look at Manteca. Ripon is a great place to raise a family with young children, just no inventory in your price range, same with Tracy and Mountain House.
That's just my two sense ; )
The Mello Group
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You will definetly get great answered, the biggest questions is what matter most to you and your children is more important than anything. Once you narrow the criteria of what is most important to you, then finding the right home becomes much easier and more specific. So what matters to you and your family most?
It all depends on what it is that you prefer.. do you need easy access to the freeway because you will be commuting to work or will you be working close to home?
Salida is a small little town that is very family oriented and is very much seeked. aslo Modesto 95355 and 95356 zip codes which are considered Sylvan district is nice to raise your children. I suggest you come down a weeken, check out the neighborhoods in the evening and get a feel for them. I have a 15 year old and a 17 year old and I have raised them in the Sylvan School district and am very happy I did :)
Broker - Ryslinge Realty