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Old 06-17-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Hello we have been in Dallas for about a week. My husband works in the Mesquite area. We were looking for a house in Forney because we heard it was a good neighborhood, but whenever we see something we like it's taken already. Anyone have any ideas on where we can do more searching for houses. We have two kids and need a safe place to live. Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Hello we have been in Dallas for about a week. My husband works in the Mesquite area. We were looking for a house in Forney because we heard it was a good neighborhood, but whenever we see something we like it's taken already. Anyone have any ideas on where we can do more searching for houses. We have two kids and need a safe place to live. Thanks.
Depending on the budget I would suggest, Forney, Rockwall and Mesquite. Garland could be a good fit also. If the budget is over 300k take a look Sunnyvale.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Do you have a real estate agent? If so, they should not be showing you houses that are "taken". If you see a house you like, you have to act quickly and let the seller know that you will be putting an offer in so that they do not accept a contract before they at least see your offer.

I agree with the above, but some areas of Mesquite are run-down, other parts are not. Same with Garland.

If you are looking for a more rural place, there is a ton of open country to the east of Dallas, starting around Forney, Rockwall, ect..
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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"I agree with the above, but some areas of Mesquite are run-down, other parts are not. Same with Garland."

This is certainly true. For Mesquite look in the Southeast corner of the city. The homes around Poteet are also nice if you want a older home. For Garland look around the Firewheel area. They are some really charming neighborhoods.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Okay so I may have found a house I like from the internet pictures. It is in 75181 zipcode of mesquite. What do you all think of that zipcode?
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Okay so I may have found a house I like from the internet pictures. It is in 75181 zipcode of mesquite. What do you all think of that zipcode?

Thats the area code I live in. Most of the houses were built in the mid 90's. Do you have a link to the house. I will take a look and give you a honest opinion.
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