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Old 05-29-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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What would you buy in DFW area, if your limit would be around $300K and you would keep it for 2 - 5 years?

- location?
- size?
- features (pool, 1 or 2 story,...)?
- something else?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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buy a home to live in? not as an investment? otherwise, rent.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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energy efficient home close to an employment center and public transport. many things can happen in 5 years.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Oak Lawn (not Uptown; Oak Lawn)
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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The gasoline crisis is in remission right now but will probably be back full swing in just a few years. I'm going to to say there is a high chance of appreciation in East Dallas (surprise!) specifically in Cochran Heights and Junius Heights. I have some skin in the game in those neighborhoods so I may be a bit biased but I am putting my money where my mouth is..
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Knox - Henderson
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The gasoline crisis is in remission right now but will probably be back full swing in just a few years. I'm going to to say there is a high chance of appreciation in East Dallas (surprise!) specifically in Cochran Heights and Junius Heights. I have some skin in the game in those neighborhoods so I may be a bit biased but I am putting my money where my mouth is..
I agree with that assessment. Many of Dallas' close in 'hoods will probably see greater appreciation than most of the newer, far-flung suburban locations.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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agree that inside the loop
close to tranportation lines and neighborhood shopping
BUT if this is a "family" home--you must consider the local schools
given two choices--better local schools trump worse local schools
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