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Old 06-23-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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You are, but still cheaper than a lot of places on the coast. You get a lot for your money in Texas.
I agree, but in the DFW area and now even surrounding areas that there is a mortgage/rent explosion. NO way could a person make it on minimum wage. We have an influx of high paying jobs here and so many people are forced to move here or want to move here. Huge scarcity issue with homes. Builders are building, but it will be a while before scarcity is resolved.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I'd say Houston or Atlanta. Dallas isn't that cheap anymore.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:49 AM
 
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Honestly, I'd say Cleveland. Solid public transit, dirt cheap, and from what I've seen has a noticeable Eastern European presence.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I agree, but in the DFW area and now even surrounding areas that there is a mortgage/rent explosion. NO way could a person make it on minimum wage. We have an influx of high paying jobs here and so many people are forced to move here or want to move here. Huge scarcity issue with homes. Builders are building, but it will be a while before scarcity is resolved.
Oh yeah. I mean minimum wage doesn't make it in any city. But Dallas is still a bargain, especially it's suburbs. Good schools and safe.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Houston, or Dallas.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Houston, or Dallas.
Yessir. Get a lot of bang for your buck.
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland has cold winters, but low unemployment, cheap rent, and lot of opportunities to buy cheap real estate. It also has a fairly large Russian community, if that's important to you at all.
Does not satisfy OP's "low crime/not ghetto" requirement.....
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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Oh yeah. I mean minimum wage doesn't make it in any city. But Dallas is still a bargain, especially it's suburbs. Good schools and safe.
If you say so. We are FREAKING OUT about home prices and property taxes and the inability to find a place to buy/rent at any price.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Anywhere you can get a family to sponsor you especially if they of Russian descent. Do you have any connections here. My friend moved here from Sweden and stayed with a Swedish family for the first few years in Nashville until he built up money to move out.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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If you say so. We are FREAKING OUT about home prices and property taxes and the inability to find a place to buy/rent at any price.
Here is a 230k house in Dallas: https://www.trulia.com/property/3271...allas-TX-75217

3800 square feet!


Here is a 240k condo in Arlington, VA, which is close into DC: https://www.trulia.com/property/3272...ngton-VA-22207

About the same price, in Santa Ana, CA, which is in OC: https://www.trulia.com/property/3092...a-Ana-CA-92705

2 bedroom.






You have it good in Dallas. I don't know much about schools in Dallas, but that 230 k house looks decent. That's a lot of square footage.
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