Hi Lisa Marie,
In order to find an old, craftsman style house, you would want to focus on the Oleander/ Westchester area. This area has awesome older homes, many of which have been remodeled and updated.
The other option is the NE section of Bakersfield. To be honest, your price range will determine which area to focus on more!
Have you been pre-approved with a lender? If you have not talked to anyone locally in Bakersfield, give me a call or send me an email and I can give you a few names of lenders that are reputable, efficient and easy to work with. Once you have been pre-approved, we can start looking at homes.
I would be happy to set you up with emails from the MLS even before you get to Bakersfield, so you can get familiar with the homes and prices in our market. My contact information is listed below. Feel free to call or email with questions regarding homes, the market, areas of Bakersfield and lending.
Even if you don't use me as your Realtor, I sincerely wish you luck in your move and impending house hunt!!
Scott Rivera Real Estate Team, Inc.