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Old 09-10-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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Thanks everybody. I'm not interested in a house, and I'm priced out of the Village for what I want in an apartment - there's very little if anything under $1000. So, that's off the table.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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I think your budget of under $1,000 will go further than you think in many suitable areas, but not without effort that will take more than a week. If it's a good career move, you may consider a short-term lease while you give yourself time to look around to find the permanent right home and neighborhood, and figure out the compromises you are willing to make. Of course, you would end up moving your stuff twice.

One place you might take a look at is the Madison on Melrose in Richardson, although it might be a little out of your geographic range. Their listed two bedrooms are above your budget, but I think they're still doing deals and they have 1BR floor plans with a separated dining area that can be converted to an office.

FWIW, I was in a similar situation with similar budget a few years ago. I ended up in an older condo complex (until I bought last year). I found it just by driving around in a targeted area and reading signs.

Good luck.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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Out of my price range and out of my geographic range - gee thanks!
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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Sarcasm - gee, your welcome!

I would have thought that it's a balancing act - budget, space, geography - and a bit of openmindedness at the investigation stage, not to mention graciousness toward the strangers from whom you are asking assistance, might be a good thing. Apparently not.

Good luck with your move. You'll need it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:40 AM
 
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Sarcasm - gee, your welcome!

I would have thought that it's a balancing act - budget, space, geography - and a bit of openmindedness at the investigation stage, not to mention graciousness toward the strangers from whom you are asking assistance, might be a good thing. Apparently not.

Good luck with your move. You'll need it.
Well, we all have our opinions. Thanks for yours. I have specific criteria and I'm sticking to 'em for the time being.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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Have you looked into the Power Properties website? They own a bunch of remodeled historic properties in East Dallas; most would be a 10-15 min straight shot north up Abrams to your new office. 2-BR probably not in your budget, but maybe a 1+ office? Take a look.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Have you looked into the Power Properties website? They own a bunch of remodeled historic properties in East Dallas; most would be a 10-15 min straight shot north up Abrams to your new office. 2-BR probably not in your budget, but maybe a 1+ office? Take a look.
Darn - some of them are nice-looking but none of them have prices posted. Why do apartments do that? It seems like they'd weed out a lot of lookie-loo's if they just posted their rental rates.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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I don't live at the Village or really have any friends there anymore, but I do drive through most days, and it's not all 20-somethings, there are older people. You might also check in the various condos and apartments just south of Lover's Lane off E. University between Greenville and Skillman. There are new complexes (redevelopment) going up there but there are also older smaller complexes and many converted to condos in the 70s - they are spacious and well-built. And there's the bonus of Central Market a few steps away. It's a very good value for the location, near North Park and between SMU/Park Cities and the north part of Lakewood and White Rock Lake.
I got my Dallas map at AAA this morning and mapped out a few places I'd found on my own on-line which I want to check out - and two of the six fall right in this little area you mention above. Bonus points for you.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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The end of the story: I ended up following my boss up to Dallas, and I've been here almost two months. Once the decision was made, I had to relocate very quickly - so to speed the transition, I stayed with the same apartment management company I had in Austin. They had a location about a mile from my job, so I'm near Walnut Hill and Central. So close to work that I can walk. (unheard of in Texas!) Thanks to everyone for their ideas.
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