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Joined: Mar 20 2003

I'm interested in architects who built homes in CA in the Eichler style or the like that might have less name-recognition cache and thus be more affordable. Info about location would be great too.

cbass

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

Modern style tract home built in the 50s and 60s by another architects won't necessarily be less expensive than an Eichler. Eichlers are tract homes are worth as much as the no-named ranch down the street in another subdivision. The bottom line on these homes is the old real estate proverb of Location, Location, Location!

Notable architects who designed tract homes in the modern style (non-Eichler): Cliff May (California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas), Palmer & Krisel (LA and Palm Springs), Ed Fickett (LA), Jones & Emmons (California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon) Anshen+Allen (Bay Area). There are, of course, many others.

One trend I have noticed, though, is that architecturally significant tract homes seem to sell quickly, sometime beyond the original asking price. It's supply and demand. Where are you looking?

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Joined: Mar 20 2003

You're right re:locationlocationlocation.
I'm in SF now trying to come up with down-paymentesque $$$ and thinking that L.A. or the Valley might be my future if I ever want to own a home. I'm really in the initial stage of home-shopping. A friend of mine just bought an Eichler in Marin County, just North of San Rafael, and I fell in love with it, to the extent that I'd be willing to rearrange everything to own one of my own. Probably 2-5 years off, but ya got to start somewhere, and this research is my where.
I appreciate the tips!

cbass

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The Eichlers here in the east bay are still relatively affordable by bay area standards: Castro Valley, Walnut Creek, and some in Concord. I have no idea what your budget is though. Check the 'Eichlers for sale' listings here on the web site

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Joined: May 22 2003

cbass wrote:
You're right re:locationlocationlocation.
I'm in SF now trying to come up with down-paymentesque $$$ and thinking that L.A. or the Valley might be my future if I ever want to own a home. I'm really in the initial stage of home-shopping. A friend of mine just bought an Eichler in Marin County, just North of San Rafael, and I fell in love with it, to the extent that I'd be willing to rearrange everything to own one of my own. Probably 2-5 years off, but ya got to start somewhere, and this research is my where.
I appreciate the tips!

Shhhhhh !!!
but in the east bay there not that Hip !
you can still buy an eichler for less that the ranch house next door.

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