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$243K home appeals to 1st time buyers
LeAnne McNabb of Beacon Real Estate shows off her listing at 828 Emerald Place.

Homes priced under $304,000 that are ready-to-move-in and don’t require major work such as new roofs, kitchen upgrades or bathroom repairs are moving relatively briskly in Manteca.

The reason is simple: The vast majority of first-time buyers need to take advantage of FHA loans to secure a mortgage. The FHA loan limit for San Joaquin County is $304,000.

There are a fair number of homes under $304,000 out there for sale but many need significant work.

That’s not the case for the listing that Broker/Owner LeAnne McNabb of Beacon Real Estate has at 828 Emerald Place in western Manteca. The asking price is $243,000.

Not only is it in move-in condition complete with new appliances such as a dishwasher, stove and microwave as well as recent upgrades but it is located in a quiet neighborhood directly across from a neighborhood park with plenty of mature trees.

The home is essentially on the backside of the park on a loop that goes to and from Agate Avenue.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers 1,343 square feet of living space with a two-car garage.

The home built in 1976 has recent upgrades including a jetted tub in the guest bathroom, dual pane windows, and granite counter tops in the kitchen. The home built in 1976 has hardwood floors in the living room, kitchen, and hallway. There are two linen closets in the hallway including a large one connected with a coat closet.

There are touches such as closed eaves that protect against dry rot that many homes built in the 1970s do not feature.

The home is directly across from Graystone Park.

It is within half-mile of the Manteca Municipal Golf Course and Manteca Regional Tennis Center. Shopping that includes a SaveMart and a Rite-Aid plus restaurants and two health clubs are within three-quarter of a mile as is a skate park. Kaiser Manteca Hospital and medical offices are a mile away as well.

Beacon Real Estate is located at 211 E. Center St., Suite 5, in Manteca. For more information call 209.815.6754 or email