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Old 03-10-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Brandon....If you are working in Las Colinas part of Irving, the Flower Mound area is much closer. There are many less than 15 year old homes there and if you go to the Lantana area there is new construction.
The office will be in Los Colinas. Thank you
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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The office will be in Los Colinas. Thank you
If you are looking to rent a house be prepared to move quickly when you find one. Demand for a good lease home is strong with (like you) all the people moving here and wanting to lease first.

Overall our RE market is booming, just since Jan 1 has things really gotten busy.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Thanks Rakin.

I should add that I am really enjoying the restaurants, bars, parks, etc. being within walking distance in Chicago. I don't expect to have 3 Starbucks on every corner back in TX, but ideally I'd like to stay in a more city-like area with similar amenities.

(If I could have it both ways I'd be able to go 4-wheeler riding one day, and the next walk down to a town square with the family and enjoy a dinner and a few beers with close friends .. a man can dream right )


Many thanks,
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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You will find a mass amount of Starbucks here in the DFW area, drive thrus included
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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I can think of 5 stand-alone Starbucks in Flower Mound just off the top of my head, not to mention all the 'pretend'-Starbucks located in all of the grocery stores, book stores, Target, etc.

It's definitely not a walking-town, but there are plenty of Starbucks, restaurants, and parks. Not very many bars -- but a few.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Gotta agree with those who say Flower Mound/Coppell/Grapevine/Southlake are much better commutes. I can't speak for the "family friendly" aspect, but I do live in Frisco for various reasons and yes, I still love living here, but the commute, especially if you HAVE to be in Las Colinas by say, 8 AM is nothing short of horrific.

It has really gotten worse in the nearly 3 years I've lived here. If I'm not on the road by 6:30AM, I may as well just wait and do calls from home until 9. Then my drive is about 30 minutes.

Still I love the glut of commercialism and the feeling that I'm on vacation even though I'm at home, plus I love that I have new construction and extra storage for much less than my previous home in Michigan that had a basement.

Good luck to you on whatever you decide.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

Thanks again for all the feedback. I haven't been to the site in a while because I have been preoccupied with selling our home here. The reason why I am so concerned about where we rent is that we may have to rent for a few years due to the fact that we have to do a short sale on our home here. The values have dropped terribly since we bought and like most people we are unable to write the bank a big check to sell our house.

Anyway, we are working with a realtor as well as looking on Realtor.com and I am wondering why there are so few homes for rent in Flower Mound as compared to Frisco? When I do a search on Realtor.com (for 4 bedrooms/2 baths) in Flower Mound with no price limitations there are only 9 homes that come up. Isn't the population of the town around 63,000? I would think there would be more homes available for rent than that. When I do the same search in Frisco 50 homes come up.

We are really hoping to get another 4 bedroom house as it is what we are used to having and we really want a guest bedroom for when family comes to visit. Also, we are used to having a basement and I am noticing that the 3-bedroom homes generally seem smaller and don't have any kind of play areas.

Does anyone think that more rentals will come on line in Flower Mound as it gets closer to summer?

Just wondering as we are trying to narrow down our search to the town so that we can choose a rental house.

Thanks again in advance for all the feedback.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Yes, you will likely see more rentals after the school year ends. That is when people tend to move. But the rental market is really tight due to all of the people (like yourself) moving to the area. Rakin is very correct that when you find a suitable house, move quickly!
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Yes, you will likely see more rentals after the school year ends. That is when people tend to move. But the rental market is really tight due to all of the people (like yourself) moving to the area. Rakin is very correct that when you find a suitable house, move quickly!
Extremely tight right now. A good rental is getting multiple lease applications and homeowners can be very picky on who they choose.

Better have good credit cause they do run a check.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Coppell is best fit to you. However it seems that there are few on the markets for renting.
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