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Old 05-30-2007, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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I just found this forum by accident and I'm so thankful. Yes...it's another California transplant inquiry. My husband will be working in Buda. We're coming out the second week of June and trying to search online (boy the nights are long these days...where does the time go when one is online?) so that we can show a realtor what we are interested in when we come out. We don't have a lot to spend...we're trying to stay under $115,000 for three bed two bath, but also want to stay away from the "bad" neighborhoods. Any feedback on areas/neighborhoods that we should avoid? Any thoughts on Del Valle?

Thanks ya'll (getting in the mood)

Teri

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Old 05-30-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Are we being unrealistic in what we can spend? I would REALLY appreciate some feedback on the neighborhoods between Buda and Austin, especially the areas to avoid.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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Default Whynot Kyle/Buda?

Just wondered , why not look at Kyle or Buda? Kyle is one of the fastest growing cities there are, LOTs of houses in that price range .
Also, zero commute! and Austin is just a few min up the road..

G

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Old 05-31-2007, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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We are also looking in Kyle and Buda. There are less 3 bed 2 bath single family homes in that range it seems but we would definately rather be in Kyle or Buda. How is the traffic going north on 35 towards Austin?

Thanks so much!

Teri
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Driftwood TX
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Default where n when

Really depends on where in Austin and when you go.
From Cabela's to riverside dr in Austin can be anywhere from 15 min off peak traffic, to 30 min in rush hr traffic, but then, you may get more time added depending how far into or accross Austin you want to go. (there can also be a couple of horrid "tanker flipped over" sort of days where you WILL be seeking the backroads. Also the planned construction of SH45 will speed things up if you will need to be going westside.

If you dont want new construction, there are some interesting older neighborhoods in both towns also, Hit the RE webpages and have at it!
Good luck
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default Traffic

Thank you so much for your comments and feedback. I really appreciate it!

Teri
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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Del Valle is horrible. I don't think anyone actually wants to move there. $115K too low of a price point to get in a "good" neighborhood. Kyle is cheaper than Buda and most of the neighborhoods in that range there are east of I-35 and are not considered very good. Buda's nicer neighborhoods start at $160-170K for resales.

Avoid east of I-35 in Hays County.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default Pricing

Is $115,000 enough to keep you from the "BAD" neighborhoods...in your opinion? We don't need to live in the upper class areas just a nice home for us to live in and to feel safe in.

Thanks
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I think it will be "just enough". It'll probably get you a starter home. Before the real estate boom here, real estate usually ran under 100,000. We paid $150,00 for ours and it's bigger than a starter. But, then again, I don't live West or SouthWest of Austin. We're Northeast, so homes are a little less this way.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Default Starter Home

Thanks, a starter home works. I mean we could both work and live in a bigger home but for now we are homeschooling so money is tighter.
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