I just posted some market reports for Murrieta for the following sale types:
1) Standard Sales
2) REO (Bank Owned) Sales
3) Short Sales
Click on the link and scroll down past the first post. The 3 Murrieta market reports follow.
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As for the average price according to the MLS the average sale was $260,000.00.
I think a better way to go about it would be to figure out what you can and or want to spend monthly and down payment and go from there. Get pre approved for a loan BEFORE you start looking.
you can take a look at home prices on the site below as well without having to sign up or give any information.
So Cal Homes Realty
If you are a little more specific in what you want, I can give you a better average price. The prices vary depending on where, on whether it is new or old and what size you are looking for. Have you been here? My associate and I would be happy to drive you around the area and point out some of the different areas and price ranges.
The one thing that you must keep in mind is the variance on the special assessment can be thousands a year. So do pay attention to that. I know my associate and I always print you a copy of the taxes and special assessements with every house we show. We don't like hidden surprises.
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