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Old 10-28-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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There are a few nice mobile home parks around the Culebra/1604 area...
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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I don't believe the op meant suburbia or a trailer park when they requested eclectic neighborhoods. Perhaps we should revise our advice.

I suggest a fix me upper in Midtown maybe. Except the schools won't be any better.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Rockford,Il
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What are Midtown zip codes? Also, Skeet09 your zip code so I can look up properties in the area. Thank you
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't believe the op meant suburbia or a trailer park when they requested eclectic neighborhoods. Perhaps we should revise our advice.

I suggest a fix me upper in Midtown maybe. Except the schools won't be any better.
While a "fix me upper" may fit their sub-$100K price range, the costs of repairs may not bode well for their $30K/yr annual income!

I think they may get lucky and find a place in their price range given the fact that it is definitely a "buyer's market" at the moment. With the number of listings currently available, there's a chance they will come across something that needs more cosmetic repairs that would make the price more negotiable.

And as for trailer parks, there are several nice ones in the area I mentioned; they are well kept and could be an option if nothing else comes through. Having lived in a trailer during my first year of college, it is an acceptable abode for those on a budget. It's also a much better option that getting under water on a mortgage and/or repairs!

Cheers! M2
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Rockford,Il
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A trailer park would be Ok as we are moving from out of state and we want to get to really know the areas better when we get there.Also, we would considering Rent with option. we are very flexible. as long as the kids are safe and since we homeschool we just need access to Parks, YMCA's and other activities for kids that will at the time be 5,14 and 16.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Also, Skeet09 your zip code so I can look up properties in the area. Thank you
This is a suburban area that I am in; the zip code is 78245.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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OP Schnabel Park has a nice YMCA as well as an extensive trail network (mostly paved) with the Leon Creek Greenway. There are older communities nearby and you might be able to rent within your price range. Since there are a lot of businesses along Bandera Road, that might not be a bad area for you to look in...
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Rockford,Il
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When writing areas can you include zip codes so I can go to real estate websites to search. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Just FYI...our bank would probably not approve a mortgage on that salary in this day and age- unless you found something at around $80,000 w/ the 10 grand down. It could happen; just rarely has in recent years.
It's great you have a down payment, but I would rent, keep adding to the down payment, possibly have two incomes, get to know the city, and THEN buy. It's just advice, but I'm sure you could find another place to lend. I just don't think you would be happy with what your current budget would get you.
A mobile home is a possibility as long as it's a nice park you would fee safe in.
Rent w/ option to purchase very seldom work...I've seen two of those end ugly the past six months or so.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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(our income is 30,000.00 a year).
This income will be hard to live anywhere now days, even in San Antonio.
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