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Old 06-09-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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6720 Woodland Drive, Dallas, TX, 75225 - MLS #11244897 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com®

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10709 Saint Lazare Drive, Dallas, TX, 75229 - MLS #11358044 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com®



looks nice to me.

I guess I have to be more specific here.... For roughly $500k you can find a nice home almost anywhere in Dallas.

I agree- these are lovely homes. Just be sure to tack on $20-30k per year per child in private school tuition because the publich schools in Preston Hollow are not great.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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HGTV house-hunting is quite an eye-opener, isn't....I'm always shocked at the prices of houses in the northern cities - two or three times what they would cost here.

You could get the same house for less in McKinney (you don't know when you leave one town and cross into the other, it all runs together) but the Frisco schools are somewhat more desirable than McKinney. Frisco taxes are less, though.

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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I agree- these are lovely homes. Just be sure to tack on $20-30k per year per child in private school tuition because the publich schools in Preston Hollow are not great.
I imagine if your buying a house thats worth $500k then your children are probably already going to private school no matter where you decide to live.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Those houses in Dallas look average to me. Here's a couple from Plano which are newer, bigger and cheaper with good schools. Personally I would be buy anything built before 1990 cause they start to fall apart sooner or later.3901 Hearst Castle Way Plano, Tx 75025-2011 - Dallas Homes for Sale
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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It's no secret that the farther you are away from downtown the cheaper the housing will be. If you were living in CA your commute may be 50 miles are more. Living further out typically means larger house for less money. Unless you are lucky enough to live my your job, you have to accept long commutes to work. Regardless were you choose to live you will most always have to compromise something.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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Those houses in Dallas look average to me. Here's a couple from Plano which are newer, bigger and cheaper with good schools. Personally I would be buy anything built before 1990 cause they start to fall apart sooner or later.3901 Hearst Castle Way Plano, Tx 75025-2011 - Dallas Homes for Sale

I prefer newer style homes also but the older ones are fully remodeled and have the same if not better wiring, plumbing, etc. Most even have your fancy media rooms and are fully wired for internet and all that good stuff. Most are also redone insulation wise so that they are just as efficient as newer homes.

We aren't talking crappy old houses in the hood here.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: TX
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I imagine if your buying a house thats worth $500k then your children are probably already going to private school no matter where you decide to live.
It depends on the specific schools/school district. All of the 15 houses on my street are appraised for tax purposes significantly higher than 500K - about 8 of the families have school aged children and 6 of those (including mine) send their kids to the local public schools. However, the elementary and middle schools for our neighborhood are both rated exemplary - so like I said, it just depends on the specific details.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Also, enjoy the $10K or more per year in taxes, too.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I was watching HG tv and a couple was house hunting, they went to Frisco(?) or was it Prosper(?) I believe was the name.

They looked at several homes $500-$750K range. These were huge homes on huge lots.

I was blown away. $500K in Chicago WILL NOT include parking. That's just for a small condo.


The area was BEAUTIFUL.........


Do you guys have room for a nice city boy? I'll be on my best behavior.
I bought my home in Wylie in November 2009 for $210k, built in 2005, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3700 sq. ft. Moved from CA and yes I am a happy camper, only 25 miles from my Dallas office and 30 miles from Downtown Dallas.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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I imagine if your buying a house thats worth $500k then your children are probably already going to private school no matter where you decide to live.
Huh?

That's a bizarre statement. I live in a neighborhood that ranges from $350-$750+ and I don't know of anyone whose kids go to private school.

Then again, I'm also surprised that there's an assumption being made that you'd be working downtown and have a long commute. Horrors! Except that I also don't know many people who work "downtown" I do know some, along with folks who work at 635 and 75 (a large number in the neighborhood actually), several who work in Addison and off the tollway in that direction. A handful that work near Legacy. Some that work in Irving. And quite a few that work from home.
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