Hello Ckigman, we can not mention to much online because it could be considered "steering".
These links may assist you with crime statistics:
Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:
If you figure out what cities/zip codes you are considering, minimum number of bedrooms and the maximum payment you are looking to achieve you can be emailed listings to study and compare. Your fico scores can be raised within 3-4 days in most cases to qualify for programs, rates and terms as necessary.
You will need to be pre-approved if you decide to buy and to be able to meet an agent to view and submit offers on any homes of your choice. Your qualifications will be determined by your credit profile, debt to income ratios, fico scores, loan program and how much you want to invest into the down payment and closing costs.
The purchase in Pasadena start from 259k for 1bd 1ba condo, 338k for 2bd 1.5ba condo, 350k for 3bd 2ba townhouse and the single family homes start from 439k for 2bd 1ba home which the down payment could be as low as $1,750 down payment with a minimum 640 fico score @350k. Once you are pre-approved you will then know what your purchasing power is and go from there.
You may qualify FHA from fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down or minimum 580 fico score may qualify FHA 3.5% down or as low as .5% half percent down payment program from a minimum 640 fico score up to 417k. You may consider 3% down conventional from a minimum 620 fico score or even 5% down conventional with NO Mortgage insurance (Lender paid MI) up to 417k.
It only takes a few dozen questions to qualify, go over your options and email you listings to study and compare. Here are some links to study as well as web reference links to many loan program pages offered...
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker - Sr. Loan Officer CA only
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REO & Short Sale Specialist
Credit Repair At No Cost
ALL Loan Programs Available
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9am till 5pm by phone Monday thru Saturday, Sundays by appt., EMAIL ANYTIME 24/7
Under640FicoScoreLoans@gmail.com or HomeLoans4U@live.com
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There is a website called zipskinny.com. If you plug in the zip code it will give you all sorts of demographic information about the area including, I think, crime rate. It's a very good resource, try it out.... more