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Old 05-21-2009, 12:07 PM
Location: Forney Texas
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Originally Posted by sk8drummy View Post
What do you mean by pretty cheap? Do you have any examples, this actually sounds pretty interesting to me.
I dotn have any examples off the top of my head. But I had a friend that was looking to buy a vacant building near the deep ellum area and make half of it a recording studio and live in the other half. Ill have to give him a call and se if he ever went through with it. You need to talk to a commercial realtor. Or you can take a drive down there and look at the signs on the windows. Another area that has vacant buildings for sale is down near exposition and fair park. Some of that area is actually pretty nice. TO (former cowboys reciever) used to have a $600k condo off exposition in that area. Eventually they will turn that entire area into a place like uptown. Once all the new condo's and apartment/lofts get built the prices will go up. The DART rail will raise property values also. If I had lots of money to invest I'd do it myself.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Location: South Dallas
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I think my problem is that I live in a nice neighborhood in duncanville that is about a 20-25 minute drive from work in deep ellum. my current house is a nice 1581 square foot home in a nice neighborhood for $120,000. In order to cut down my commute time I either have to:
A: Live in a condo or apartment
B: Rent
C: Move to a ghetto
D: spend 3 to 4 times as much on a house

None of these are really options for me. I'm currently living below my means so I could buy a more expensive home, but probably only $150,000-175,000 home.

Any suggestions? Am I looking at this the wrong way?
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:23 PM
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Have you looked east...East Dallas.
More specifically in Little Forest Hills zip 75218.
Or the little neighborhood behind it Casa Linda Forest zip 75228.
There's got to be something in this range $150,000-175,000 and put you 15 minutes from work w/o traffic (surface streets).
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:37 PM
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You could also take a look at North Oak Cliff. Those prices are going up as the older homes are being renovated.
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