The California Central Valley is Huge! There is a Sacramento Forum, a Stockton and then a Fresno Forum .
There is about a 2-3 hr drive on Highway 99 From Stockton to Fresno (it runs north and south).
Roughly between the two directly on 99 are the following, Modesto (Pop 200+) Turlock Pop (70+) Livingston (Pop 13+) Atwater (Pop 28+) Merced (Pop 81+). And many smaller towns east and west, the Mountains would be the border.
Vastly different demographics, industries and price points than the Bay Area/San Jose.
I am biased because I am in the middle of all this, lol. I think there is enough in this "drive through area" of California to warrant its own forum.
Just my thoughts for the day!!
I agree with you. Let me know how I can try push this along too?
I would be interested as well. Hopefully this will happen!
I vote yes too!
I'd love to be on this forum. At the very least we can keep this thread going. What are everyone's interests? I'm from the Bay Area and interested in SFH or MFH to buy-and-hold. So I'm interested to hear from people who want to partner, wholesalers, or simply people with properties available.
I live in SoCal. I am also interested in SFH or MFH to buy-and-hold in Central California, specifically in Merced area. I often travel between SoCal and NorCal on road, and can meet in-person as well.
There is an individual on craigslist selling an 8 unit cottage type complex, owner financing in Modesto
Just passing on what I found I hope someone can make a deal on it!
I'd be interested in this forum too. I'm from the SF Bay Area and own 1 single family rental in Merced. Would like to pick up another as the first has been a good investment so far.
I'm interested in the Central Valley too, from Merced to Modesto.
I work in Hilmar, California as an Ag Appraiser. I am always driving through small towns in rural areas. I would love to have this forum! My geographic area for rural residential and Ag property appraisals is Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County! Ag appraisal is much different than residential but I do some rural residential appraisals here and there. Point is on my way to inspecting ag properties I run through these smaller towns near the 99 and off the 99 as well.
Bakersfield is a really big and active market for flips and buy/hold rentals. Where's our forum? I would imagine that the hot investment market that the southern central valley has would warrant it's own forum of some sort!
My wife and I are newer to BP and I realize that this thread is a few months old. I'd like to start meeting up with you guys. Is there already an established REIA in the Merced area? What exactly do we need to do to establish a forum?
Tim and Nelina
Hey Guys are we doing this or what? :) we need a meet up group any volunteers wanna help lead and manage it? I dont mind I just wanna know whos down!
Hi Anmmar, et al,
I'm interested in being a participant and perhaps volunteer.
Happy Friday and thanks!
@Mindy Jensen what would need to happen to get a Modesto/Merced forum listed? Is that possible?
@Account Closed , usually it would take a lot more, but I have ties to Turlock, and will make that happen for you.
@Mindy Jensen Have you been here recently? Turlock is a "happenen" place! Lots of new retail, recent (last 15 years at least) home construction and overall great area!
@Mary lou L. , I went to elementary school at Turlock Christian many moons ago. (With Marilyn Inabnit's daughter, if you know her. She's a big-time agent.)
I drove past my old church last year. The next time I'm in the area I'm going to drive around my old stomping grounds.
I know it's changed a lot. I'd love to see it again. I have very fond memories of riding my bike to Gear Road for Ice Cream at Thrifty's.
Which property managers are excellent in Merced? Thanks!
Another question: Which general contractors in Merced would you recommend as excellent and reliable? Thank you!
@May Almario Mendoza I'm not clear on whether or not BP wants us to list companies here but if you PM me I will give you a name of a good one here in the CV. Not 100% if they cover Merced but they are worth giving a call.
I'd love to connect with everyone on this thread. I'm a flipper in the Merced/Atwater area. It's good to keep in touch!
same! I recently invested in a SFH in Merced. I like to be connected
@Mindy Jensen We live in Turlock! I have lived here my whole life (besides when I went to college at UC Davis). It has changed sooooo much! The new fun ice cream place is Lulu's, which also has a great hamburger and curly fries. It is by Turlock high. We currently own 3 properties in Turlock (including our primary) and looks like maybe a fourth soon. We also own properties else-where. Always a small world haha!