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Alex, Home Buyer in sf bay area

looking to purchase home 550-600k around hayward down to fremont. best value?

Asked by Alex, sf bay area Tue Oct 16, 2007

im a young professional working in the valley and in the market for a new home. ideally, i would like a large home in a nice area, good school district,etc but the harsh reality is that w/ my low end budget,being a first time buyer im pretty limited in where i can look. if possible, i would like to maximize my roi based on what i have available to spend...yes, every 1st time home buyer's dream. all these features are inversely proportional to price. anyhow, the areas ive been looking at have been limited to hayward, fremont/newark and union city. im not considering other areas as this is kind of a medium for my gf and i to commute to work. so far, ive seen many listings come back in hayward in the hills and near industrial and mission blvd(around huntwood). it seems as further south u go towards the valley the prices go up. if u had to choose, which areas specifically would u look considering my budget? i plan on living in this house obviously for many years, raising a family.

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Good luck, Alex. I hope you get a great home back near where you grew up. Let me know if you need a good, local agent in northern Peninsula area, I can recommend a couple if you want to interview them. Again, best of luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2007
thanks everyone for the replies. ive decided to shift my area of interest to the daly city/san bruno/pacifica area as the prices have dropped enough such that many houses in this area are now within my price range. i was born and raised in dc and plan living here in the future. i was mainly considering the east bay for the prices but w/ this down market even homes in the peninsula are becoming affordable!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2007
Hello Alex,

You are in luck when you decide to buy your first home right now since there are abundance of loans offered by the government to help first home buyers to turn their American Dreams into reality. There are a lots of good communities with good school systems and affordable prices with low interested and loans secured by the government. If you would like to know more about those loans, I will be very happy to assist you. Please contact me by email anguyen@norcalhome.com or by phone 510-921-8501 _ Good luck in your search. Annie Nguyen- First Home Buyers Specialist.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2007
Alex, where does your girlfriend work? Have you considered Castro Valley? It is a quick shot out to the Valley, with a reverse commute. The schools are good and in that price range you can find a nice 3 bedroom home. I will be happy to give you more information if you like.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 12, 2007
I would start looking in fremont first, then move to hayward. If your budget does not allow you to buy there, you can start looking north towards newark, union city, hayward. You can get more info from a local agent.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2007
The area you are talking about is so large it is hard to pin down a good location without more information. There are plenty of homes on the market within your budget, and it will just take time and alot of looking to find that perfect fit. Are you haveing a realtor help you, this is always in my opinion the best bet to get the most for your money if you choose a good realtor.

There are also properties out there that you might think are out of your budget, but they might not be. It is amazing what you can get now in this market, sellers are willing to help you out. If your interested i personally know of a listing in hayward that is in this price range and the seller is very motivated to get a deal done. send me a message if you need to get the adress.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 16, 2007
Hi Alex. I think you'll have to prioritize your list of desired features. Since you plan on raising a family, I would put a good school district at the top of the list unless you plan on having your children homeschooled which a lot of families do these days. I would put location over size of the house. You can always add to a house, but you can't move the house. There's a reason why people always say that the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.
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