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Old 04-22-2008, 12:06 PM
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First off, I'd like to say hi to everyone - you all seem very helpful.

I've done some searching of threads but I figured I'd give y'all some details about my situation and ask for some advice:

I'm an incoming medical student from out of state. To gain TX residency and therefore in-state tuition for years 2-4, I want to buy a condo. I've been looking around this forum and har.com for a 2BDR condo with asking price around $90K. I also need easy access to the TMC, either via bus, light rail, or bike on a nice day.

Holly Hall St - I've gotten the gist this is a not so great area of town, and though my budget is extremely limited and this is the most affordable area, I'd like some other ideas.

What about other streets farther from 288? ie. Cambridge & Hepburn or Cambridge & El Paseo. I was looking at the Montreal Place and Cambridge Court complexes.

Alternatively, some areas that are a little more expensive, but worth it to me if they are significantly nicer. The Braeswood Condos (Braeswood Blvd) or Briar Green Condos (N Stadium Dr).

Because I need to own to get the tuition discount, I think places closer to Rice, etc are out of my range. Any comments or advice about the places I've listed here or anything I haven't looked at?

Thanks everyone!
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:53 PM
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I'm afraid you're going to have an extremely difficult time making the plan work without a car. Public transit here leaves much to be desired. Buying close enough to hoof it to school is probably going to be as bad as out of state tuition and buying far enough away to be affordable is going to make a vehicle a necessity. You may have a motorcycle in your future if you are serious about this.
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