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Old 05-08-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Hello everyone, well I'm obviously new around here, but I've lurked around for some time.

I've been in an apartment for sometime now and figured I should just go ahead and buy a place for a new extra hundred $ a month.
I initially began looking at single family homes, but I'm single, no family and it seems like an SFR will be like paying for a lot more than I need.

I'm leaning towards the townhouse route now, but again I'm not too sure where to look (and haven't fully ruled out a house). I would really prefer to stay at or below 150k. I can afford more, but I'd like to stay within that budget unless it's just something I can't pass up.

I'm really just looking for a new and/or modernish place in a safe area.
I don't mind a commute and it does not have to be located near other young singles.

And sorry for the 100000th, "Where should I move?" thread

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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If you've lurked then you should be ready for the "check the relocation sticky and come back with more details" line.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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I've seen that sticky before, but didn't really get what I was looking for.
What other details should be posted?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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I can't help you with where you should move, but I'd suggest consider issues like re-sale value. In a place like SA, where SFHs are fairly affordable, there's not a huge advantage of a townhome over a SFH unless it's specific location (like downtown). I'll let a realtor comment on the market here, but in general I'd say you're more likely to sell a house than a townhome unless the townhome has something unique about it (like location). So.....if you don't think you'd live in it forever or see yourself using it as an investment property, you may consider more strongly purchasing a SFH.


That may not be true across the board, just a generalization of what I've seen around here. As for location, I think you're best off determining what you DO want in a home's location, which will help narrow your choices.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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Yes, I've thought about how difficult it would be to re-sale it vs an SFR (as I don't plan on living in it forever or even as an investment property).

I'm really not too sure about areas which is why I'm looking for opinions. I just want to be in a safe area, with a newer home in my price range.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Where do you work? Do you want a new place/new 'hood, or a more established area?
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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I don't really care if it's a distance from my work. I don't mind a drive :P
I've always liked more established, but I'm open to either one.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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There are some beautiful new townhomes in King William which likely have decent resale value (since a SFH in the area is quite high), but I am not sure if they fit your budget. Victoria Commons (next to HemisFair) also has some nice new townhomes in a variety of price ranges. I would probably look in the general downtown (or southtown) area or maybe Medical Center - since the med center gets a lot of people not planning to stay for too long and often don't have families, you're more likely to find a buyer for a townhome than a more suburban location. That said, I don't know how many townhomes there are outside those two areas


However, I wouldn't pick either place if your work is in a totally different direction.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What area specifically are you looking for? I know you said you weren't worried about a commute, but this will help to narrow things down. Have you tried looking at MLS listings? You might also consider talking to a realtor.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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I've spoken with a realtor and looked at some properties, but it feels like there is just a lot more out there that I have not seen.
I am unfamiliar with all these downtown-ish areas, but they seem like they might have what I'm looking for.

I know it sounds very generic, but I prefer newer, spacious (big room areas) and in a safe location.

Where can I find MLS listings?
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