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Old 02-12-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Northeast (CT to be exact)
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I assume you are talking about SFV or maybe even SGV....having grown up in Boston and lived in Calabasas many years, I think on your budget you can do a condo or small townhome but not sure why you chose the valley per se. There's nothing particularly attractive about it...certainly convenient to a lot of stuff and reasonably safe but so many parts of LA...
I will look into Calabasas; I believe that area is close to Malibu. I am not interested in a condo or townhome.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I will look into Calabasas; I believe that area is close to Malibu. I am not interested in a condo or townhome.
SFH in Calabasas start at around $800,000

For 300-400k for a single family you'll have to look most likely in antelope valley or inland empire .
Lancaster , Palmdale , Riverside , etc
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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You could squeak by in Simi Valley:'MLS #M2329837608 in Simi Valley, CA 93063 - Home for Sale and Real Estate Listing' - realtor.comĀ®

Get it while it's hot
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm very much interested in relocating from the Northeast to CA. I work from home and can afford around 300K-400K for a home in the valley.


Can someone recommend possible communities. I do plan to contact brokers, within the next year, but for now I'm simply just browsing properties online.


I came across the following youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axIB4d6Y0Xo


The woman in the video states that they live in the Valley. How much would a home like this go for in the Valley, also, how far do you believe this home is from L.A.?
Most of the new construction like this is going on in the mid-east Valley where old homes can be bought for land value. I put this house at around 3,500+ sq ft.. Depending on location, $ 1,500,000 - $ 2,000,000. For 300-400 in the Valley, you're really looking at Sylmar, Pacoima, Arleta, etc. and a house that needs work.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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3-400k isn't going to buy a sfh in a decent neighborhood anywhere around LA. It will barely get you a decent condo or townhouse. Look into antelope valley or Riverside. Or honestly look someplace a little cheaper like TX or FL
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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Most of the new construction like this is going on in the mid-east Valley where old homes can be bought for land value. I put this house at around 3,500+ sq ft.. Depending on location, $ 1,500,000 - $ 2,000,000. For 300-400 in the Valley, you're really looking at Sylmar, Pacoima, Arleta, etc. and a house that needs work.
And Sylmar, Pacoima, etc are not attractive places to live
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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And Sylmar, Pacoima, etc are not attractive places to live
Could Pacoima be considered an artsy area ? It has some cool murals ..

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Old 02-13-2017, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Northeast (CT to be exact)
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3-400k isn't going to buy a sfh in a decent neighborhood anywhere around LA. It will barely get you a decent condo or townhouse. Look into antelope valley or Riverside. Or honestly look someplace a little cheaper like TX or FL
I currently reside on the East Coast. I'm looking for a warmer place, but I cannot live in TX or FL. I do not like the culture of those states.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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I currently reside on the East Coast. I'm looking for a warmer place, but I cannot live in TX or FL. I do not like the culture of those states.
Bakersfield.
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Old 02-13-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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I currently reside on the East Coast. I'm looking for a warmer place, but I cannot live in TX or FL. I do not like the culture of those states.
What exactly are you looking for? How much time have spent in LA or FL/TX for that matter to determine how well the culture fits your lifestyle? There are places like Austin that offer much of what LA does for a fraction of the cost. There are plenty of other places in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest that also would offer a warmer climate for much less. Without knowing what you are looking for, where you live now, what your actual monthly budget is etc it's hard to give good advice. But odds are you are going to be priced out of desireable areas in LA/souther california and places within your budget are going to be rural/farm/desert or sleepy suburbs that are 1-2 hour drive out of LA and that might now be what you want either
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