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What you get in Modesto - $400k to $425k

The data shows that Modesto homes are great values compared other parts of the state, but what features do you get for that value? In this new series I’ll be comparing homes within $25k price point differences, starting with the $400k to 425k price range. Currently, eight homes are listed in this price range mostly located in the north east/west parts of town. Homes in the range contain ample out door space, refreshed interiors, and generous indoor space for growing families.


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Covena Ave - This cute 3-bed 1-bath bungalow home is located near Yosemite and  features an all-American while picket fence surrounding a green grass front yard. An ample but minimally landscaped backyard completes the outside area, offering a new owner a virtual blank slate for landscaping. The inside has been fully redone, featuring fresh paint throughout and new flooring. The primary bedroom has built-in cabinets, while the kitchen features stone countertops, gas stove, and a new farmhouse sink. Two large rooms for entertaining lead to the backyard, which also includes a shaded patio area. Ceiling fans throughout.  View listing here


Screenshot 2024-02-21 at 3.15.45 PMThorsen Ave - This 4-bed 2-bath ranch-style house  is the ideal home for a growing family. This home includes a generous backyard with  a robust deck area, perfect for those large family gatherings. The back yard is minimally landscaped, allowing new owners an opportunity to stretch their creativity to the max. Inside, guests are greeted by a cozy living area that includes a fireplace and built-ins for display. The four bedrooms and two baths are stretched over 1428 feet, providing for ample living space. This home is located near Beyer High School. View the listing here.  



Screenshot 2024-02-21 at 3.16.46 PMCabrillo Court - This 4-bed 2-bath home features a landscaped front and back yard and is located between Coffee and Rose near Memorial Medical Center. The home has been updated with modern quartz countertops, freshly painted cabinets and features a new voice-activated stove top hood over a gas cooktop. The kitchen is decked out with a double oven  and fresh white paint complimented by a  subway tile backsplash and double sink. Each bedroom includes a modern ceiling fan and the hallway has contemporary textureed walls.  A two car garage completes this great home. View listing here

How to buy a house

Buying a house is a big decision, but with some basic steps, you can make the process easier. Here’s a simple guide to help you navigate buying a house:

Determine your budget: Before you start looking at houses, figure out how much you can afford. Consider your income, expenses, and any debts you have.

Get pre-approved for a mortgage: This will give you a better idea of what you can afford and make you a more attractive buyer to sellers.

Find a real estate agent: A good agent can help you find houses that meet your criteria, negotiate with sellers, and guide you through the buying process.

Start house hunting: Look for houses that fit your budget and meet your needs in terms of size, location, and amenities.

Make an offer: Once you find a house you like, work with your agent to make an offer. Consider factors like the condition of the house, the current real estate market, and the seller’s asking price.

Get a home inspection: Before closing the deal, hire a professional to inspect the house for any issues that could be expensive to fix.

Finalize the mortgage: Work with your lender to finalize your mortgage and ensure all necessary paperwork is in order

Close the deal: Sign the final paperwork, pay any closing costs, and take possession of your new home.

Move in: Once you’ve closed the deal, it’s time to move in and start enjoying your new home!

Remember, buying a house can be a complex process, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and seek guidance from professionals along the way.

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Screenshot 2023-02-14 at 11.56.30 PMEd Justen -DRE: 02221512  - Affiliated with  Keller Williams.  Portions of this blog post created via artificial intelligence and lightly edited by the post author. All  information presented here sourced from publicly available websites