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Old 05-29-2014, 02:39 PM
Location: Colleyville
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Would love opinions on this scenario:

Let's say we sell our house out here in the sticks in the next month or so and close 30 days after the sale. Given that we have 2 little boys and a dog, should we 1) rent anything we can find, house or apt, anywhere we can find it (Grapevine, GCISD Euless, or coppell) while we look for a "next 10-15 years" house OR 2) go ahead and buy a cheap little house and either sell or rent it out in a few years when the boys head to middle school, thus allowing them to finish elementary at the same school and giving us a bigger area to buy our next home since middle school boundaries are bigger?

Move twice in rapid succession (and most likely 2 different new schools for fellas since what are the odds of finding a rental AND the long term house in the same Elementary AZ) or move twice with a few years in between (same group for Elementary, gives them 3 solid years to make friends before middle school)?

Yall are such a wealth of info. Really have appreciated the advice and have been learning so much from these boards. I feel like either option could be good, but know that I haven't thought of all the discussion points. There's a financial side to it and a parenting side as well. We want to make our move positive for the boys, and they are excited- but one of my guys told me last night he did not want to live in an apt, which is totally understandable for an 8 yr old. He feels like a bull in a china closet all the time; I don't want him to feel that way at home!
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Location: Colleyville
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So sorry for double post, am trying to delete it!
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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There's no such thing as a "cheap little house" in Grapevine...
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:10 AM
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I agree with Cristie, in a good school zone there won't be a "cheap little house."

Here's what i've learned being in real estate, both as a resident and an investor, specifically in Coppell, don't buy a house in the peak of the year, i.e the summer season when everyone's trying to find a house before school starts. Best bet would be to rent a house in the school zone you want your kids to be in, stay a year or two and then look for a house in the same school zone in the off season. This way you get a decent price as there are less buyers and you also get the feel for the area you would eventually buy in. And yes, as a resident and investor in Coppell, there are plenty of homes in the off season also.

If you are looking to rent a house in the Lakeside elementary zone of Coppell ISD do let me know. I have a 3 bedroom 2,500 sqft home there that I own and rent out and the house is available August before school starts.

I think Southlake is another great area, however i am not sure of how expensive the rental market is there.
Best of luck, you can't go wrong with Coppell, I have my kids in the Lakeside elementary school and the teachers are just outstanding.
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