Although housing was hit hard following the recession, home sales in Fresno are heating up. In fact, HousingWire named Fresno one of the 10 “hottest housing markets” for 2017. If you’re looking to buy an affordable home in the Fresno area, you can find a great deal by doing your research.
No matter the type of home you’re searching for, there are many Fresno homes for sale in a variety of architectural styles, sizes and neighborhoods to meet your criteria. Here’s an idea of what kind of properties $350,000 can buy you in the city of Fresno.
For luxe living, check out the newer single-family, Mediterranean-style homes with open floor plans and sleek details, such as the latest in stainless steel appliances, Italian-inspired finishes and granite countertops. Perfect for families, these homes come with desirable amenities, from walk-in closets to landscaped yards, and are located in quiet gated communities near recreation areas. A Mediterranean-style home in Fresno will typically be from 1,700 to 2,000 square feet in the $350,000 price range.
Is a spacious layout that’s ideal for entertaining at the top of your list of must-haves? Set your sights on some of the ranch-style homes you’ll find in Fresno. Features for these homes include formal dining rooms, roomy pantries, breakfast bars, wine bars, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, open courtyards and large front and backyards. You can expect to get around 1,900 to 2,300 square feet for a ranch-style home.
Aged With Beauty
If historic architecture and a quaint neighborhood appeal most to you, consider an older home on a tree-lined street in the Terrace Park area. Select a home with unique details that aren’t always found in newer homes, such as wraparound porches, window shutters, original wood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, built-in bookcases and high-quality woodwork. A 1950s Taylor-Wheeler ranch-style home on Terrace Avenue is approximately 1,800 square feet.
To get more bang for your buck in terms of square footage and number of bedrooms, consider buying a home built about 30 years ago or more. The square footage for older homes for $350,000 ranges from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. The style of these older homes are more traditional (and they may even be considered fixer-uppers), but they tend to come with three to four bedrooms, generous floor plans, plenty of storage, large lots and big backyards for hosting gatherings and birthday parties.
Do you appreciate old-world architecture? A turnkey home built with a nod to past architectural styles, such as Craftsman or Tudor, may be what you’re searching for. Many of these custom homes are two stories with all the bedrooms located upstairs. From a grand staircase and arched entries on the interior to wood-shingle pitched roofs and stickwork gable accents, these charming homes include many impressive design details at every turn.
In today’s fast-paced housing market, you have to act fast if you want to buy your dream home — from the moment you fall in love with the property to the second you put in your offer. When browsing Fresno homes for sale online, search Owners.com to see all the properties that are available and the amenities your budget allows for. The more time you spend doing your research on what the local housing market offers, the more you’ll increase your chances of purchasing a home that is within your price range and offers the amenities you seek.
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