5 Tips for Buying a Home in Templeton, CA

Templeton is small. There are less than eight thousand residents in Templeton, CA which doesn’t bode well for a raucous nightlife. When you know an area, you have a better chance of buying the type of home that you really want. As a lifelong resident of the Central Coast, here are my 5 tips for buying a home in Templeton, CA.

Tip #1: Decide if You Want to Fix Up or Buy Move-In Ready

Depending on what you are looking for I can find you a fixer upper with good bone structure for between $420,000 and $485,000. If you’re handy with the tools or you are a good home contractor, you could flip a house like that and make double your money.

On the other hand if you want something really nice that is move-in ready I can show you a home that costs more than $15 million. It is perfect if you want enough land for your horses to graze on. But you don’t have to be a multi-millionaire to afford a move-in ready home in Templeton, CA.

You can find palatial estates with between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet for between $2 million and $4 million. However, the typical family home in Templeton will run you from $685,000 to just over $1 million for a three or four bedroom.

Tip # 2: Good for those Seeking the Relaxed Life

As a small village, Templeton isn’t for the wild party crowd. Most residents in Templeton are in their mid 40s. These are adults looking for a quiet place to relax at the end of a long day. Leisure here is supreme and is more of the walking along the nature trails and sitting on the veranda looking out over the hills and valleys type of recreation.

Tip #3: It’s the Perfect Climate for Grape Growing

Vineyards abound in Templeton. It is the perfect climate for growing grapes. If you are a wine connoisseur it will take you years to sample all of the different local varieties of wines offered from the many local wine growers.

This perfect grape climate means triple digit summers. Never fear, you’ll have plenty of refreshments with which to cool down!

Tip #4: A Good Starter Home

While most residents are moving to Templeton, CA to settle into middle age, this is a good place for a starter home. If you are a single professional or newlyweds looking for your first home together, Templeton has plenty of affordable properties available to suit most any lifestyle. Plus with a smaller house payment, think of how much money you’ll be able to sock away at the end of each month. Worth considering, don’t you think?

Tip #5: Talk to Ted!

This may be a bit self serving but seriously, I advise you to talk to me, Ted. I am a local expert when it comes to Templeton, CA real estate. I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County and live just a short drive away in neighboring Atascadero. If you have more questions about buying or selling a home in Templeton, just talk to Ted!

Questions to Ask When Buying a Home in Paso Robles, CA

Paso Robles is one of the most affluent communities on the Central Coast. You can find spacious ranch homes over a couple of acres or a cottage near the beach. When buying a home in Paso Robles, CA there are certain questions you should ask before you fall in love with a property. Or just talk to me, Ted about touring available Paso Robles real estate.

Is There a Lot of Tourist Traffic?

There are dozens of vineyards spread out over more than 25 thousand acres in Paso Robles. They attract local tourists and wine enthusiasts but those vineyards also lure people to Paso Robles from around the world. Add to that the legend of the hot springs here believed to have healing powers, and you can see why asking about tourist traffic is one of my top 5 tips when buying a home in Paso Robles.

Are there Ranch Homes with a Stable On-Site?

When you are looking for a home in Paso Robles, you are more likely to be looking for a ranch than in most other places. Paso Robles is a former ranch given in a land grant and maintains its roots as good ranch land. One question some forget to ask is about stabling horses? Do you have to stable them at a local paddock? Is there a local paddock? Or are there ranch homes with a stable on-site?

How Far from the Beach is the Home?

Even though Paso Robles is situated inland, it is in close proximity to both the beach to the west and the mountains to the north. Go a little further east and you are in the desert. If you are moving to Paso Robles and you fall in love with one of my listings, find out how far it is from the beach. I may be able to find you one closer.

What is there to Do Here?

Of course, Paso Robles is considered a village but it is one of the larger villages in San Luis Obispo County. There are 30,000 residents in Paso Robles which means there are shopping centers, community parks, local theaters, and even a few cantinas. Oh and lots of specialty wine shops and wine tasting events!

How Much Will a Paso Robles Home Cost?

How much your home will cost will depend largely on the style of the home and the location. Homes closer to the beach tend to be more expensive though there are some hidden gems and steals in those areas. Typical 1,500 to 2,000 square foot homes cost around $400,000. Four or five bedroom homes that are more spacious will cost you anywhere from $700,000 to over a million.

Talk to Ted!

I can help you narrow down your search. I have been helping people buy and sell homes in Paso Robles for more than a decade. Beyond that, I was born, raised, and still live in this area. Who better to show you the best real estate opportunities available in Paso Robles? Just “talk to Ted” and I will help you find the home that you have been dreaming of.