An example of a recent bidding war, won by JtR’s buyer. Sales in the neighborhood have averaged $398/sf over the last six months, and his was bought at $362/sf, so it felt like a decent deal at the time.
We liked this one a lot because it was a larger one-story with 3-car garage on a good-sized lot with no HOA or Mello-Roos. It had several more-recent upgrades too, including roof, full kitchen, baths, windows, and sliders. Best of all, the location has good access, both walking and driving.
But you’ll only know if any house is a deal in hindsight – give it a go!