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Old 01-29-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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The lower parts of Monticello park have their share of small, but well built homes in masonry styles you won't see around much of the rest of town, including Monte Vista. I remember Fulton Street specifically.
I would not recommend Fulton St. due to rundown condition and location.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Fulton Street would be the perfect investment becasue of the rundown condition and great location. Close to downtown, easy access to transportation, close to all the freeways.
The houses have great bones and do not need huge dollars to redo back to thier original glory.
You just need some vision and the ability to hold yiour breath till it pops and everyone wants to have one of those great stucco homes that has been refurbished to it's original glory.
I think I'm gonna go check out what bargains are there.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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Fulton Street would be the perfect investment becasue of the rundown condition and great location. Close to downtown, easy access to transportation, close to all the freeways.
The houses have great bones and do not need huge dollars to redo back to thier original glory.
You just need some vision and the ability to hold yiour breath till it pops and everyone wants to have one of those great stucco homes that has been refurbished to it's original glory.
I think I'm gonna go check out what bargains are there.
Your right... there is alot of potential there. The houses are as cute as they can be but the area has a long ways to go unless some savvy investors buy up a good number of the homes and do renovations. There are some homes that look good but most are in disrepair. I will try to hold my breath till it pops because I would love to see those sweet little homes restored to their original glory... it is a one of a kind street with one of a kind homes. If it could be restored it would become a destination for the tourist bus industry.
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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The quality of the areas' indifferent-at-best schools affects what type of buyers would take a chance on these older-property neighborhoods.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Tobin Hill is undergoing a lot of renovation, too, but it is very pricey. I think Beacon Hill will be the next big thing as far as neighborhoods go.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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None of those areas are going anywhere. I lived in beacon hill for two years and it only got worse.

BUt Monte vista isn't much better either. there were a few good homes but they were often surrounded by crappy homes.

Monte Vista has the came canine problems that Alta Vista and Beacon hill have (residents letting their dog roam the streets attacking people)

all these areas are big dumps that need to be plowed under to allow for new growth. whats up with all the cracked sidewalks west of the railway tracks? what is up with crappy lawns in the entire area?

what is up with people planting plants in toilets and bathtubs?
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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BUt Monte vista isn't much better either. there were a few good homes but they were often surrounded by crappy homes.
That is an outright lie, I'd call it an exaggeration if it were but I'm sorry, that's an out right lie.

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Monte Vista has the came canine problems that Alta Vista and Beacon hill have (residents letting their dog roam the streets attacking people)
I have two separate acquaintances that live in Monte Vista. Do you want to know how many stray's I've seen walking around MV in the 4 years I've been going there on a regular basis? One. And honestly, it had its collar so it could have been a lost dog not stray.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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That is an outright lie, I'd call it an exaggeration if it were but I'm sorry, that's an out right lie.



I have two separate acquaintances that live in Monte Vista. Do you want to know how many stray's I've seen walking around MV in the 4 years I've been going there on a regular basis? One. And honestly, it had its collar so it could have been a lost dog not stray.
I lived in Beacon Hill my friend lived in Monte Vista and I would go there to walk her dogs and I saw strays every single day. Every last one.

Dogs usually stay away from cars so if you don't walk there obviously you won't see them as often. Try walking through the neighborhood. especially with a dog.

And you may have your opinions about the houses, especially if you don't know better. Monte Vista is nice for San Antonio but that isn't saying much
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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completely absurd and obviously uninformed! I am a MV homeowner and have never encountered this!
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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And you may have your opinions about the houses, especially if you don't know better. Monte Vista is nice for San Antonio but that isn't saying much
I know better, and Monte Vista has many beautiful homes. They aren't the huge mansions of River Oaks, but they are great homes no matter what city they are located in.
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