How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search

Turlock REALTOR Clarence Oliveira works with people buying homes for sale in Turlock CA and the surrounding communities. He knows the neighborhoods well and can help you identify neighborhoods that are right for you.

When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be more important considerations than others:

  • quality of schools
  • property values
  • traffic
  • crime rate
  • future construction
  • proximity to schools, employment, hospitals, shops, public transportation, prisons, freeways, airports, beaches, parks, stadiums and cultural centers such as museums and theaters

Neighborhood Search Strategies for Limited Budgets

If you’re a first time-buyer with limited financial resources, Turlock Realtor Clarence Oliveira can help you buy a home that meets your primary needs in the best neighborhood that fits within your price range. You can maximize your home purchase location by incorporating some of the following strategies into your neighborhood search:

  • Upcoming neighborhoods: Clarence knows which communities that are likely to become “hot neighborhoods” in the coming years. They can often be discovered on the periphery of the most continuously desirable areas. He can help you find Turlock homes for sale near planned future developments that increase property values down the road, such as pools and theaters; and chain stores planning to move in.
    And if commuting is a concern, Oliveira can help you find a home that is close to the major freeways or public transportation.
  • Neighborhood demand: Look at the neighborhood demand by asking Clarence whether multiple offers are being made, whether the gap between the list price and sale price is decreasing and whether there is active community involvement. You can also drive around neighborhoods and see how many “sale pending” and “sold” signs there are in a particular area.
  • Co-ownership: Look into purchasing a condominium or co-op, rather than a house, in a desirable neighborhood. This way you still may be able to purchase in a prime area that you otherwise could not afford.