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Old 06-17-2014, 11:53 PM
 
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Looking to move to the area to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. I have seen the news about hail and concerned if I should look into rentals with covered parking.

Should I even be concerned?
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Your insurance would be cheaper for one and the shade would help during the hot TX summers.

Naima
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:23 AM
 
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Your insurance would be cheaper for one and the shade would help during the hot TX summers.

Naima
True, so I am guessing by your statement then at least I should get a covered parking not only for hail but to cool my vehicle. I'll consider that.

Possibly you can help me since it indicates that you are a realtor.
Details: I will be going to UTD in Richardson and looking for a rental unit.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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I would second the suggestion for covered parking. My car was totaled by a hail storm that came through Lakewood. The place I live now has a parking garage so if you have a chance some newer apartments have underground parking for the units. Good Luck with the apartment hunt!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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Hail sucks worse than anything that can happen to your car with you not in it. Other than that, you will do a happy dance for covered parking every day the sun comes out.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:33 AM
 
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Even with a garage, you can get caught out with a hail storm. If you have the option, some cover is better.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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awesome! Thank you for the reply. I have always enjoyed the comfort of a covered parking, but just wanted opinions since I will be new to DFW.

I will definitely look for one as a requirement.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I think you'll find that most of the mid level to upper level apartments in the dfw area offer either covered parking, garages or a parking garage. I've always had one when we lived in apartments. Unfortunately my current truck is a few inches to long to fit into my garage at home. I'm just hoping that if/when it hails, I'm at work.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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I think you'll find that most of the mid level to upper level apartments in the dfw area offer either covered parking, garages or a parking garage. I've always had one when we lived in apartments. Unfortunately my current truck is a few inches to long to fit into my garage at home. I'm just hoping that if/when it hails, I'm at work.
I am looking around Richardson areas as I will be attending UTD. It seems like most charge $25-$35, for that luxury, but as many has said it seems like it is something needed/recommended, therefore I will fork up the money. Fortunately I have a sedan.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:04 AM
 
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I am looking around Richardson areas as I will be attending UTD. It seems like most charge $25-$35, for that luxury, but as many has said it seems like it is something needed/recommended, therefore I will fork up the money. Fortunately I have a sedan.
$25-35 a month isn't much, I'd go for it.
But keep in mind that if you're like most folks, your car will be only parked at home for some 10-12 hours a day. You'll be exposed to the weather the rest of the time.
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