Since no link is visible. either directly contact the listing agent, or any local agent/realty office can also help, they all have access to the same information. As for any safety concerns, your best source of information is the local police department, therefore contact/visit with all your questions; if unfamiliar with the area, do visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
Hi Mary, I responded to your other question suggesting you work with a local Realtor to provide RELEVANT information regarding your upcoming sale. http://www.trulia.com/voices/In_My_Neighborhood/I_will_be_putting_my_house_for_sale_E_Alexander_-273034-p_1-recent?answerId=1000910&thisanswer=1#left_content
However, if you want to take a look at GENERAL trends see: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/95340-Merced/market-trends/
It depends on how much downpayment you put down, your credit scores, and what interest rate you can get. It is better to sit down with a loan officer and get pre qualified. The loan officer will look at your financial info such as W2, tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements to determine the maximum loan amount you can qualify for. Depends on the programs, you can quallify for the first time buyer FHA, with 3.5% down payment. If you have a lower credit scores, you may be required to have 10% down payment. If you are a first time buyer and when you successfully buy a house, you can get up to $8,000 tax credit, and this credit is only untill April, 2010. So hurry up get qualified and house shopping. If you need help find a house in Merced county, I can help you. I am a realtor with Realty Executives in Merced. Call my office 209-205-1326. Good luck. Karolyn... more
The zip 95301 is Atwater city in Merced county, CA. It is about 1 hour from Fresno. Is there a specific home you are looking for? I am an agent in Merced and can help you find any homes in Merced county.... more