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Mie, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

My price range is within either the Elk Grove or Natomas area. If you had to choose which area to buy, which

Asked by Mie, Fremont, CA Wed Jun 25, 2008

would it be and why?

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I would want to know more about you. Do you have kids? Elk Grove High School is an excellant new school. Natomas is having an unfortunate wave of crime. Elk Grove is more established area. Where do you work? How would your commute be from these two places. Both communities have amazing prices right now due to the foreclosure rates.
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These two communities both have a lot of 21st century homes. That is an explanation for why there are so many Bank Repo's. There are nice houses, they were just bought at the wrong time.

Natomas has a greater potential for flooding than Elk Grove.

I would lean toward the area that is the best commute if the prices were similar for similar size and condition homes. I would recommend spending a day in each community to find out if comparable homes in your preferred size range are better values in EG or Natomas. Keep in mind the cost of flood insurance for Natomas and the cost of commuting for either.

The link below talks about the community of Elk Grove.
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Jim Walker, Real Estate Pro in Carmichael, CA
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Mie,
A few things to consider when making your decision between Elk Grove and Natomas that have not been addressed:

You may be required to pay flood insurance in Natomas by your Lender which will be added to your house payment. Be sure to check into the amount and areas prior to purchasing.


Elk Grove does not require flood insurance and is one of the few Cities that I am aware of that has maintained a healthy budget and fiscally sound. The City Council for Elk Grove should be commended for their lack of over spending and yet ability to keep improvements in the City.

I have helped home buyers purchase homes in Natomas as well as Elk Grove and they are all pleased with their decisions.

The best part is that you are making a decision to buy a home and begin building equity. Congratulations!

Gena Riede, Assoc. Broker
Remax Gold
916-417-26699
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My choice would be Natomas as well, because of it's proximity to downtown and the commitment to improving it. Good restaurants, entertainment, ect...it's not there yet, still somewhat of a "rough" place, but I believe they will get there. Only thing I would consider is schools, if I had kids. Best of Luck! The Coach
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