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Old 09-10-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IL
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The area would be in the proximity of Richardson. I wouldn't want more than a 20 minute commute to my job there. I'm single, 51, and want a very small home (500-700 sq ft would be ideal). Is it crazy to think I could find something like this for $100k or below that is in a good area? I would absolutely prefer a single-family home.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:19 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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The area would be in the proximity of Richardson. I wouldn't want more than a 20 minute commute to my job there. I'm single, 51, and want a very small home (500-700 sq ft would be ideal). Is it crazy to think I could find something like this for $100k or below that is in a good area? I would absolutely prefer a single-family home.
Yes, it's crazy. There are only three listings in Richardson under $100k and two are condos.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IL
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No it's NOT crazy to think I can find a home for $100K?
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The problem you're going to have is find 500-700 sqft homes in a safe area. Can you buy a home withing 20 minutes of your work for 100K, probably. Is it going to be in a very safe area, no.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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20 minute commute to Richardson in that price range is going to be mostly Garland. Something like linked below. I personally would not want to live in the area.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...0_M82346-26153
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IL
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The problem you're going to have is find 500-700 sqft homes in a safe area. Can you buy a home withing 20 minutes of your work for 100K, probably. Is it going to be in a very safe area, no.
Is Garland not safe? I see a bunch of single family homes there for under $100K
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Is Garland not safe? I see a bunch of single family homes there for under $100K
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.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Austin
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You could possibly buy a condo for that size, but you're not going to find a house that size in a nice, safe area close to Richardson.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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And with a Condo you need to look at the HOA fees. Many times they are high on old Complexes due to the repairs that are needed.
For $100k, you can't afford to be picky since you are also competing with investors looking for cheap.

You might consider Garland or maybe a little farther out like Wylie.
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