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Old 09-10-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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I guess it depends on what you are used to, but in general a single family home in DFW for under $100k isn't going to be in a place most people want to live
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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You want cheap? Here's a condo near Richardson for you. I personally wouldn't want to live there, but you may be fine with it.

HOA fees look like they are $190 per month.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...95-56695?row=2
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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I think I'd look for a condo if I were you. As others have said, most people wouldn't want what $100k buys for a SFH in the metroplex.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Is Garland not safe? I see a bunch of single family homes there for under $100K
Check some of them out and let us know what you think.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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It's all relative to what you think is safe. I wouldn't want my wife or myself to be walking around at night in many areas of Garland. To me, that's not safe. Crime happens everywhere, but Garland as a whole probably has the worst reputation for the northern suburbs in DFW as far as crime is concerned.

*I will say, some people fell Garland is very safe and have no concerns with it. You probably need to drive the area at different times of day to see how comfortable you are.
I grew up in one of these neighborhoods. There's little to no crime. The biggest crime is that the houses are small, cheap, a little older and full of hispanic working class families. I think if more realized this they might actually buy one of these homes and renovate them into something small and nice. Especially older couples and single people that don't need a ton of space. Low crime, low barrier to entry. Closer in burb.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your input. I would *consider* a condo but it definitely is not my preference. Currently, I live in the country in Virginia, and have always had acreage around me. It would probably drive me nuts to have someone stomping on the floor over my head. It's just not what my dogs and I are used to. Also, the reason I want to stay at or below $100,000 is I'm almost 52 and want a house that will be paid off in 15 years so that I don't have to struggle through retirement. <sigh>
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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You could buy a mobile home on a 1 acre plot way out in the boonies. That's the only way I can think of to get anything with land for under $100k.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Man!!!

We should discuss this!!!

Are materials and land that expensive
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your input. I would *consider* a condo but it definitely is not my preference. Currently, I live in the country in Virginia, and have always had acreage around me. It would probably drive me nuts to have someone stomping on the floor over my head. It's just not what my dogs and I are used to. Also, the reason I want to stay at or below $100,000 is I'm almost 52 and want a house that will be paid off in 15 years so that I don't have to struggle through retirement. <sigh>
Just curious, but have you been to Richardson? Are you familiar with the area?
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Old 09-12-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Frisco,TX
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100k moves you right into some fabulous ghetto communities in north TX. Hope you have a gun, just in case you need to defend your property.
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