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Old 11-06-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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Do you have family or friends in or close to one of them?
nope, none.. I will have to build a new network from scratch which is also a consideration. Would like to live in a community that is easy to make connections.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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All are good options, but I think Raleigh just seems too small and would be boring to me.
Atlanta, Austin and Dallas are all roughly around the same cost of living intown, maybe Austin is a little bit more because there's not as much supply, but each of those three cities will have it's own identity. It really boils down to which one you vibe with the most.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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yes, but TX also does not have any income taxes... if you are a higher earner that could be a huge incentive. California's income tax is 9.3%
Many states have income tax on the marginal dollar. $1-$20,000 may be taxed at 1%, $20,001-$40,000 taxed at 3%, and so on.

California's income tax is 9.3% on some bracket. Lower incomes are not taxed nearly that heavily. I know they have various brackets based on the marginal dollar.

A $500,000 home in Dallas and most of its suburbs is going to be pushing $10,000 a year in property taxes. Given how much real estate has run up there over the past few years, you're not getting as much value for your dollar as you may think.

Yes, you pay no income tax, and yes, property prices are low(ish) compared to the coasts, but if you're getting slaughtered in nearly $1,000/month property tax bills, are you really coming out ahead?
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Not a huge difference in COL or available good paying tech jobs for those locations. I'd say pick the one that appeals to you most. Do you have family or friends in or close to one of them?
Even for those of us in Colorado? My brother lives in a nice suburb outside of Dallas, great schools, first class, 320k for his house and it's huge. That buys you jack squat in Denver in a sketchy area. Of course you single types don't really have to worry about school.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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BTW, not sure where you're coming from and I did recommend Atlanta burbs, but be prepared for some really, really schitty traffic.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Even for those of us in Colorado? My brother lives in a nice suburb outside of Dallas, great schools, first class, 320k for his house and it's huge. That buys you jack squat in Denver in a sketchy area. Of course you single types don't really have to worry about school.
I have no clue whether Dallas is cheaper than Denver or not, but if PITI in Texas on a $320,000 house is the same as a $450,000 house in Denver just due to the colossal property tax difference, it really doesn't make much difference. The high property tax keeps housing prices fairly low.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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Even for those of us in Colorado? My brother lives in a nice suburb outside of Dallas, great schools, first class, 320k for his house and it's huge. That buys you jack squat in Denver in a sketchy area. Of course you single types don't really have to worry about school.
Where though? Some people don't want to live that far out. 320K isn't going to get you much in Plano and Dallas proper vs. Denver proper probably aren't that much different in price.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Where though? Some people don't want to live that far out. 320K isn't going to get you much in Plano and Dallas proper vs. Denver proper probably aren't that much different in price.
Allen. I'm a family guy, so that has to work for me.

Obviously we don't know all the variables of data, but here's a comparison:Moderator cut: Link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

This home, in Plano, for under 300k would probably work for me:
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...44_rect/11_zm/

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Old 11-07-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I have no clue whether Dallas is cheaper than Denver or not, but if PITI in Texas on a $320,000 house is the same as a $450,000 house in Denver just due to the colossal property tax difference, it really doesn't make much difference. The high property tax keeps housing prices fairly low.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...-dc/100314754/

Yep roughly the same. Interesting Austin is the most expensive metro in Texas
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I went to a cool taco/bar on the east side. You can see that it's already too late to invest there.
Back in my young, poorer days, I had a chance to buy a lower income home in that Mueller area. Couldn't get the money together, or didn't try hard enough. Big regret.
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