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Old 10-25-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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I am a single mother of 2 and I am very interested in moving to Texas. Im trying to decide between Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. I am looking to rent. I would love it if you guys can provide me with safe and affordable kid friendly neighborhoods. I would like a newwer neigborhood and am looking for a 3 bed 2 bath home. I can afford up to 900/month. I would also love to know how the job market is for the Medical Billing and Coding field. Thanks in advance

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Old 10-25-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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At $900 a month for a 3 bedroom house, you're not going to be in Austin (at least not any safe, kid friendly part). Maybe not even near Austin.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Houston is likely going to be a better bet. The medical field there is more robust, and housing prices are lower than Austin.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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At $900 a month for a 3 bedroom house, you're not going to be in Austin (at least not any safe, kid friendly part). Maybe not even near Austin.

In Austin, three bedroom apartment may be costly because they are short in supply. i agree 900 may be a little less but if you can increase your budget by maybe couple of hundred, you might find an apartment easily in that range. Another alternate can be a two bedroom apartment and that may be feasible in this range. typically, the apartments in a good school area are little more expensive.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Do you have a job yet? Please don't move here until you find a job.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Thats not much for a newer construction house. Check out older sections of Pearland,MO City
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Your budget is too low. There are nice houses that size and price to rent but not in the safest areas. Does that mean you are certain to be robbed and killed? Not at all.

Maybe Hobby area or Med Center.

There is a guy who rents houses around Washington ave for that price but the homes are older and not in the best condition but are still livable.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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That budget is way too low. You'll get a house but it won't be nice, won't be new, they will probably be cars all on the grass in the front yard and drug dealers will be down the street so not even close to safe.


Newer house and good schools with that budget isn't feasible.
I take it you want everyone to have their own room but since the kids are really little and both girls can they not share a room? You might have more luck with older 2 bed/1 bath in not too shabby for now while you increase your budget. And no joke, secure the job air tight first.

Check around on Houston Real estate, Houston homes, Houston Realtors: HAR.com and plug in your budget under residential lease. I've done it and I wouldn't recommend any house in what comes up in the searches with that budget.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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That budget is way too low. You'll get a house but it won't be nice, won't be new, they will probably be cars all on the grass in the front yard and drug dealers will be down the street so not even close to safe.

Lol, huge exaggeration. I'm sure you've never actually even spent time in these neighborhoods. Grow up.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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My iPad app for har.com is telling me if you go west of hwy 6 on I-10 that you can get 3-1's in the katy school district for 1000 a month. They aren't newer neighborhoods though. What part of town are you in though? If its the med center you may want to look at pearland? Is 900 the absolute max on your budget or can 1000 work?
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