Uhhhh....let me help you out by giving you a potential buyer's perspective because you're just getting a bunch of questionable responses from real estate agents who are hoping that you'll list with them.
Quite honestly, I don't know what is going to be done about the Weston Ranch area. This is my impression as a potential buyer in Stockton---one whose looking for a home in which TO LIVE. Please keep in mind that I don't have a dog in this race, because Weston Ranch is not even a thought for me--for the following reasons:
The large amount of abandoned foreclosed and rental homes means an overall feeling of isolation and transience. To top it off, many of the rental homes seem to be section 8. All of the above increases the rate of crime (in an already crime heavy area) and decreases the emotional concept of a neighborhood. I am currently searching for a home and I've already come across several families warning me to avoid Weston Ranch because they've had their homes broken into, including one break-in that occurred while one of the female family members was home alone. Who wants that?
Now let me be even more blunt: if you think that you'll have better luck selling to working class/middle class families of color thinking, like will be with like? We are a family of color and those telling us to stay away are as well. I told you I'd give you an honest perspective. No one other than an investor wants Weston Ranch--it's not race, class, or square footage...it's crime. Now in terms of investors, I do know people who've sold homes in that area and it's the investors who have been purchasing them. $225k is WAY TOO MUCH for anyone (investor or private buyer) to pay in that area. That kind of price could only be gotten if there was emotion behind the offer for a buyer. Emotion in home buying comes about when there's a great neighborhood, an awesome school, a beautiful view---something. It's not the house alone that determines a price but the neighborhood around it and what other homes are selling for. I can buy a home in other safer neighborhoods with a better reputation for that price. In terms of an investor--THEY know that they can purchase a home in a better neighborhood in Stockton for that price. Stockton is not so up and coming, nor the housing market so tight as to give rise to gentrification just yet. Who knows---give it 15-20 years?
Sorry to tell you, but that price is quite high.