Day 13: Under $300,000

A former classmate of mine from Leadership Fresno – Class 31 commented on one of my recent Facebook posts that she would be interested in learning about any houses I happen to find that are under $300,000.  That’s kind of a tough request right now given the low inventory in that price range, but I rarely back down from a challenge.  So, I decided my very next blog house would fit the bill.

Sylmar Ct.
“Wow! This home really has it all! Clovis home in a great area on a cul de sac. 4 bedrooms two of which have their own private bathrooms plus there’s an additional full bath in the hallway. Huge yard with lots of usable space, fruit trees, mature landscape. 3 car garage, Pool, RV parking w/ hook up, grassy area and lots of privacy. This home offers formal dining, large kitchen with some updating and lots of counter and cabinet space, full laundry room, garage storage and lots of natural light. Cozy living room right off of the kitchen/great room area. Recent upgrading/updating includes, per seller: R30 insulation, Low E dual pane windows and sliders, newer composition roof. All of this in the award winning Clovis Unified School District. See this lovely home. Make it your own.”

This house has an impressive backyard.  It sits in the curve of a cul de sac, so the yard appears to span the entire block!  I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I walked back there.  Normally my attention is held pretty strongly in the kitchen.  Being an amateur foodie, amazing kitchen spaces woo me like no other part of a house.  The kitchen in this house was nice…definitely nice…but the backyard stole my attention as soon as I peeked out the slider window.  The photographs I took with my cell phone do not do it justice.


There is a large patio area just outside the great room.  A pool and large wooded grassy area to the left of the pool was a complete, yet welcomed, surprise when I walked through the gate.  To the right of the patio, you will find a cement pathway that leads to an above ground spa, another grassy section, a the largest RV parking I’ve ever seen outside of an RV dealership.  Massive!

The inside of the house was nice.  The house was built in 1988 and while some updates have been done to flooring and countertops, much of the house is still reminiscent of the older design style.  I personally prefer a more open floor plan and this place has a very fragmented series of rooms. One nice feature is that there appears to be a fully ADA compliant bedroom suite containing a bathroom with toilet handle bars and a walk in shower.  Very handy for any buyer who may have a need for such features.

Bedroom suite with ADA bathroom

Let me know what you think of this one, Tina.  I’ll keep hunting for gems under $300k and pass them along!



Author: ericamaranianrealtor

My name is Erica Maranian and I am a Realtor at FresYes Realty. As a kid growing up in the Central Valley, I dreamt of someday seeing the world. I came to realize that the world had been in my backyard the entire time. Fresno is a short drive from some of the most majestic landmarks in the entire nation. We feed the world with our fertile land. Our culture is diverse. Our city is historic. Our people are friendly. I’m in the business of helping people. My prior experience as a banker, manager, underwriter, and analyst allowed me to develop expertise in being a good listener, uncovering needs and priorities, and seeing what is possible given the available financial resources. As a Realtor, I want to help you in your journey of buying or selling a home in the Central Valley. I attended California State University, Fresno (Go ‘Dogs!) and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I went on to earn an M.B.A. graduate degree, with honors, from Colorado State University’s prestigious graduate school of business…right from the comfort of my Fresno home. My passions include photography, contemporary literature, music, exploring the outdoors, and living a healthy lifestyle. I currently live in Clovis with my husband, Chris, and our two sons, Nickolas and Alexander. As a family, we live, play, and work right here in the Central Valley. My family and my heart are strongly rooted Fresno County. I would love to help you find a corner of this awesome place to call your own.