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Old 06-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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I have heard that you will get more house for your money when we move to TX, but I am finding that to be false. We are coming from the Kansas City area and are looking at houses almost double our KC home and still not finding all that we want. And taxes are triple! It's crazy! Why is there that misconception?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I have heard that you will get more house for your money when we move to TX, but I am finding that to be false. We are coming from the Kansas City area and are looking at houses almost double our KC home and still not finding all that we want. And taxes are triple! It's crazy! Why is there that misconception?
Because in far out places in Texas you can get more for your money. We also have no state income tax, thus the government must make up for it in other ways(IE why property tax is higher). It also depends on where in Dallas you are even looking. You can get a 2500 sqft house in certain parts of Dallas for under 150K, while in other parts you will pay a 1 million +.

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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From Cali or NYC, yes. From Kansas, no.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Ok, makes more sense now. Still bummed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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From Cali or NYC, yes. From Kansas, no.
This.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Yep the media from those places are writing these articles...also many of them consider Austin the only civilized place in Texas.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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yeah my brothers live in KC and Columbia Missouri...those states are dirt cheap, made Dallas look like NY in terms of housing prices!
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Geist area of Indy
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Just did a quick search within 10-mile radius of KC on realtor.com. Constraints were 200-250k and 1/2 acre. The result was 7 outdated homes. Think I will continue my search in TX.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I used to live in KC, Overland Park to be exact. It depends on the location of course, but housing prices are roughly similar for the most part, compared to Plano or something. You'll get a bit more space for your dollar, but probably not to the level you were thinking. For what you'd pay in OP for a 2,500 sq ft home, you could probably get a similar 3,000 sq ft home here.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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From Cali or NYC, yes. From Kansas, no.
This- and I'm stating this as a military spouse who's previously lived and owned a home in Hawaii and SoCal. The least expensive home we've ever owned is here in Texas, and the square footage is double/triple our previous homes. I can say you most certainly get more house for your money here.
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