I'll be more than happy to send you listings. Just email me off forum, with a list of areas you like, and I'll add any other areas I think you might like. After you start receiving listings, you'll quickly be able to narrow down your purchase areas. 4 bedrooms might be difficult under $300K, because the market has changed over the last several months. Currently, it's a seller's market, so prices are on their way back up and listings are getting multiple offers. Strategic offers are imperative, as is your choice of lender. If you'll be using a VA loan, it's really important to use one that REGULARLY closes them in 30 days or earlier, because you'll be competing with cash offers. It'll also depend on if you're willing to take a home that'll need updating, which can usually be done over time.
If it sounds tough out there, it is, but I feel it's better to be honest and offer realistic information up front, so you're not blindsided with the reality of the market. "No problem" usually means you're not getting the full picture.
Feel free to contact me anytime, for a list of lenders, property information or any other questions you might have.
Military Home Loans
3914 Murphy Canyon Road; Suite A144
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (619) 422 5900 (Office)
Fax: (619) 422 5999 (Fax)
I live in East County and am experienced with VA--I'd be happy to help you out :)
Windermere Real Estate SoCal
One critical piece that has been left out, as well as, not being clear from your post is Pre-Approval for your new VA loan.
If you have not ventured that issue with an experienced VA Lender, I would strongly suggest that you pursue that hurdle prior to looking for property. In today's market with housing inventory so low, home sellers will not accept an offer without a loan approval, and Realtors will also need this prior to showing or presenting an offer.
Look for a Lender that you feel comfortable with, and who will take the time to answer your questions and counsel you prior to that next important step.
Once that issue is our of the way, then look for an experienced Realtor in the area that you are looking into. There have already been many fine post here by agents who are willing to help you. Interview a few, and make your choice based on your comfort level after speaking with them.
If you would like Free and confidential information about VA financing, please visit my profile for my contact information. There is no cost or obligation.
Best of Luck on your search, and Thank your husband for his service.
Wayne L. Brown
Security National Mortgage Company
NMLS Lic. # 343946
Company NMLS # 3116
I just looked at the 26 homes in the mls that meet your stated criteria and eliminated most of them for one reason or another. That leaves the ones that say "you can only see it btwn 3 and 5 on April 1).
Interview a couple of agents, find one you trust and like and commit to them. We are all rooting for you to find a nice home for your family and thank you for your service. (I was raised an Air Force kid...I know the whole family is in service to our country!)
I show only one home that meets most of what you are looking for and it is listed for $299-359K and DOESN'T have a garage. (garage was converted to master bedroom.) Are you only interested in Spring Valley? Contact me directly and I can help you search!
Real Estate Broker/ RealtorÂ®
McAllister Homes Real Estate
Residential Sales & Property Management