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Old 09-19-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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The name of the town is Sunnyvale.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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We will be relocating to the Dallas area from the Northeast in about 30-45 days. We are looking to buy a home but want to take our time looking- about a month (we already started looking on realtor websites and are picking out the houses we want to see when we arrive)

1.) We are looking in the following areas for a 3500 -4000 sq. ft. preferably new construction. Looking to spend anywhere from $250K-325K.
So far we were advised to look into Plano, Allen, Mckinney, Frisco.

Does anyone know if Day care centers are common in these areas? or do we have to drive out a lot go get to one?

2.) Can anyone recommend any moving companies? We heard some nightmare stories about a few companies and we dont want to go through that.

3.) We need somewhere to stay when we arrive in Dallas. Is it possible to get an apartment for a month or do they require you to sign 12 month leases?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks

One thing...if you buy a house that large you must also pay to air condition a house that large. I know someone with a 3400 square foot house who regularly gets electric bills in the summer between $700-$900 each month. Something to think about.

Plano/Allen/McKinney/Frisco are nice enough, but both 75 and the tollroad can turn into parking lots. If you're going to be working in Dallas itself, you may want to consider whether you want to spend that much time in your car every morning/afternoon.

I moved recently and used a company called Guardian Movers...they didn't break or steal anything, that's about all I can say about them. I thought they were pretty reasonable.

You can get month-to-month leases or stay in corporate housing but it'll cost you. I would strongly advise you to rent somewhere for possibly 6 months to a year to really get a feel for the place and see where you'd like to live. You may find that the outer suburbs/exurbs aren't really your cup of tea. I've got nothing against those areas, they're just very far away from the action, the traffic (particularly in Frisco) can be abominable, and if you work in Dallas itself (as I do) it's just not a good match. I looked at places in Frisco too, then rented in Addison.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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I heard their building a new parkway or extending a highway near Frisco which is suppose to ease up on the traffic. Is this true ?
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I heard their building a new parkway or extending a highway near Frisco which is suppose to ease up on the traffic. Is this true ?
They are extending the tollroad northward in Frisco but I would not expect that to ease traffic by much, and even if it does noticeably ease traffic, it won't for long. The roads in the metromess have a tendency to fill up almost as soon as they're built!
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Yes I agree. People will just end up sitting in traffic a few miles further down the road.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yes I agree. People will just end up sitting in traffic a few miles further down the road.
LOL pretty much!
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