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Old 05-06-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me about the low end housing areas in Riverside, Fontana & Ontario?

Wife&I would love to live within reach of L.A. and other spots close by. We were lucky enough to buy a house in Chandler AZ for just 130K cash. So we'd be looking at the same price range or a little higher/lower. The area is safe, but we're getting bored. And wifey doesn't like desert landscape too much

We've seen Bakersfield (which gets some bad rep), Oxnard, Oceanside etc. The former was "different" and the two latters expensive for us.

So are we wasting our time considering these inland areas? Or are there cheaper homes in safe areas available still?
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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Safe depends on your definition.

$130K in the non-desert IE will usually be a fixer that needs to be almost completely redone. I think you missed that window about 18 months ago.

IIRC, you thought Bakersfield, Lancaster/Palmdale, and the VV weren't up to snuff. The *affordable* places in Riv/Font/Ont won't be either.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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$130k is just too low for a decent SFR in this region.

Maybe if you are lucky, you can find a small condo unit somewhere close to civilization. Otherwise, you are basically priced out to the deserts and the Central Valley.

Have you tried searching in the SD region? East of Oceanside, Carlsbad, and San Diego?
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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Safe depends on your definition.

$130K in the non-desert IE will usually be a fixer that needs to be almost completely redone. I think you missed that window about 18 months ago.

IIRC, you thought Bakersfield, Lancaster/Palmdale, and the VV weren't up to snuff. The *affordable* places in Riv/Font/Ont won't be either.
We did kind of like Bakersfield. It definitely wasn't as bad as people make out. Nice homes, greenery etc. So who knows....

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$130k is just too low for a decent SFR in this region.

Maybe if you are lucky, you can find a small condo unit somewhere close to civilization. Otherwise, you are basically priced out to the deserts and the Central Valley.

Have you tried searching in the SD region? East of Oceanside, Carlsbad, and San Diego?
Yeah we thought of condos. It may come to that. But obviously we don't want to be paying huge condo fees.

In SD all we found were small condos. Areas like La Mesa and Santee seemed pretty good though.

I haven't looked at Escondido yet, east of Carlsbad. There are still places to consider I guess.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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OP, also look at Banning & Beaumont. It's quite affordable out there, fairly beautiful, and LA is still quite reachable as long as you aren't commuting there.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Hey I was just looking at those areas before reading your post. We might visit them tomorrow, because we're visiting Palm Springs. These two might be greener and my wife would like that. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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If you have to consider working anywhere but from home, you should reconsider some of those far places like Banning and Beaumont. You'll end up spending the difference on gas.
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