Contact a local real estate professional that services the Downey area. You may want to interview a few and find a good fit your your situation. Before you buy, ask the agent to show you plenty of homes so you get the know that market before making an offer. Also be sure to get pre approved for a loan if your financing to buy.
I'm a Downey resident since 1990 and I have been working as an Real Estate Agent since 2001. It all depends on what are you looking for and what is your time frame. If you're not working with an agent yet, I would be more than happy to help you. http://www.JuanPurizaca.com. Good Luck!
Hi Marie. I specialize in the Downey area. I would be able to help you greatly and teach about the home buying process. Are you a first time home buyer? Currently, there are different type of programs for first time home buyers. With us, we pay for your closing costs or 3% of your down payment. Our office is located in Downey in Old River School and Firestone: Home Central Realty. You are more than welcome to come in to our office to talk about what you are looking for and how to go about it. You can reach me at 626-476-4822 or Vanessa@homecentralrealty.net.
Downey is a "big, little" city, and there are many forclosed homes in very nice parts of Downey. You can get an advantage by searching the Multiple Listing Service go to my website and you can search for available properties in and around Los Angeles County. My website: reoLicensedSpecialist.com or if you email me, I can put you on a daily alert of properties that are in your price range and the fit your criteria only. This service is free to you.
I've been living in this area for the past 8 years and would love to help you out. I'm very familiar with the different pockets and where to find the real deals at right now. Feel free to contact me anytime, I would love to help you out.
Also, feel free to visit my website and click on the link for property search. There you can sign up for a free account to search as much as you like.