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Old 05-28-2007, 10:43 PM
 
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I know these types of posts get old, but I could really use some guidance in where to start my search.

I am 22 years old, single and work in Las Colinas (Macarthur at 635). I would like to by a house in the area. What makes this interesting is that based on my criteria, it seems like it becomes a challenge to find the best location for me to buy. I know the basics, but are there any specific locations to try/avoid?

1. I'd like to be close to nightlife in Dallas, but don't need to be in walking distance necessarily.

2. I'd like a decent sized house for the money. Buying in an old neighborhood vs. something larger for the same price isn't attractive to me. I'd like to have a deck and a yard and a fairly new house.

3. Of course, not being too far from work is a plus too.

4. Decent chance for some good appreciation.

I'm looking to spend approx $300k. I know I can satisfy my needs for less, but what is the best I can do for $300k?
I know this is just a start for me, but are there any unique ideas or developments to consider? Thanks a lot!
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:36 AM
 
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If you work in the Las Colinas area why not look at townhomes located off MacArthur and Kinwest just off LBJ. They may be a little bit more in price but you wouldn't have to worry about a yard if you are still into nightlife etc.

Also, LaVillita might be an area to check into.

I wouldn't rule out some of the preowned homes in the Valley Ranch Area. You might be able to find one in your price range.


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Old 05-30-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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I second the Valley Ranch idea...a friend of mine had a house there when she was single and absolutely loved it! Of course, this was also back in the Cowboy heydeys there and a lot of partyin' was going on. I don't know if that's still true.

I work downtown and drive through Uptown quite a lot, too - it's a drive to Las Colinas, but there is quite a lot of new build happening - worth looking into.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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Don't forget the DART line will open up to Las Colinas in what, 2-3 years? You can live in close, say Uptown/Victory/Downtown (where the action is) and take the train.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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Good point... about the DART Line. I have several friends that have bought in the uptown area and seem to like it however they do dread the drive to work in Valley Ranch. Until the DART Line is established this may be something to consider.
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