What are some communities in the Sand Diego area for $500,000 range home buyers who need 4 bedrooms?

Asked by Lenn Harley, Maryland and Northern Virginia Wed May 16, 2007

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Fred Remick, , San Diego, CA
Fri Jul 13, 2007
There are a LOT of areas in SD where $500K will buy you a nice 4 bedroom home. prices have dropped and there are a tremendous amount of foreclosures, short sales, and bank-owned properties here. Subsequently there are oppotunities to buy homes in areas like: Mission Hills, North Park, Clairemont, Serra Mesa, Santee, La Mesa, Chula Vista that were $650K just 2 years ago. It's great to be a buyer!
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Roberta Murp…, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Sun May 20, 2007
Both Oceanside and Vista offer buying opportunities for coastal homes. Many of the inland communities, as Brian mentions, offer greater selections in this range. I emailed properties this morning to a Marine officer who was seeking these exact parameters. Oceanside and Vista had the most to offer.
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California M…, Agent, Oceanside, CA
Fri May 18, 2007
long the coats, Oceanside is the only city I know with offerings from 4425K-$550K with 4 bedrooms. The inland communities do offer some options (Escondido, La Mesa, El Cajon, Spring Valley and many others.)
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Sarah Dupree, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Fri May 30, 2008
Dear Lenn,

A great area is University City. I would say the range is a little higher than 500k but the neighborhood is superb. I know off hand a couple of 4 bedroom places 1) on Rennault short sale @ 555k already approved by lender (which you can see on my website as deal of the week even though it is not my listing..just a great deal) and one on Lord Cecil @ 535-559k. Lord Cecil also has in addition to the 4 bds a LARGE bonus room which is the converted garage and a pool. The zip for University City in 92122. If you don't have access to a reciprocal MLS I have the MLS on my website and if you need any info just drop me a line. Always happy to help another agent.

By the way, both of the listings mentioned are on the westside of UC (the most desirable part) and are about 4 mins from the ocean in La Jolla. University City is like La Jolla adjacent. It's an awesome, clean, safe place to live.

Good luck.
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Sat Aug 2, 2008
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Deidre G. Ha…, , San Diego, CA
Fri May 30, 2008
Hi, I have been showing 4 bedroom homes in Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, City Heights, and San Carlos areas of San Diego. MANY of the homes go for $460,00-600,000. Over 60 have sold in the last 6 months and about 40 pending and more than 50 available. Some are very good deals, some need a little or a lot of TLC. Depends on what you really want. Please contact me to talk about the opportunities for 4 bedroom homes in San Diego. It's a great time to buy a home.
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Bill Richard, , 92009
Thu Nov 8, 2007
What it really comes down to is what are you looking for when it comes to location. In the south county as well as the north you can find nice four bedroom homes. In Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and then down along the 15 corridor to and into the outlying areas and then down along the border you will find 4 bedroom communities. San Diego is rather large. Considering New Jersey is about 2 and a half hours long by about an hour wide. You can fit a couple of New Jerseys in San Diego.
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Ryan Lee, , San Diego, CA
Wed Sep 19, 2007
We have off market homes from Mission Hills To Pt Loma Around that price for 4 bedrooms, bank owned, 60% of what they last sold for.
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Jason Lopez, Agent, San Diego, CA
Thu Aug 30, 2007
I would look to the East! La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee. All great areas with more established neighborhoods, great schools and friendly neighbors. Typically you can also expect to get more bang for your buck here...bigger lots, larger floorplans, etc.
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Jeff Dowler, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Mon Jul 23, 2007
If you want coastal, Oceanside and Vista offer opprtunities for under $500K (the homes will be smallish). There are also some homes in San Marcos (inland a few miles, similar to Vista) and a good supply further inland in Escondido. Fred also notes some other ocmmunities closer to downtown San Diego and further south.
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