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Old 06-23-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hi all,

Hoping someone can help me with this.

I am originally from the Phoenix area but am now living in Raleigh, NC. However, I am hoping to relocate/transfer out to Dallas sometime next year or so and am thinking of purchasing a home. Looking around, I noticed the dominant housing style in the area is midwestern? I am looking for more Spanish/southwestern style homes, something similar to what I'm use to in Arizona.

I understand that there is a suburb called Las Colinas, However, homes there tend to be a bit pricy. I am curious if there are any other similar subdivisions to that one or older ones for that matter. Looking somewhere in the 200 - 350K range if that helps.

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Old 06-23-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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LOL @ posting the houses in HP, SouthLake and on Straight Lane.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Walter Benjamin, thank you for your suggestions! LOL, the last three listings are definitely out my price range but they are really beautiful! I'm guessing that southwestern style homes are not as popular in the Metroplex. I'm pretty open to all styles really, but I just thought I'd give it a shot.

Just out of curiosity but how is the commute from, let's say the Las Colinas area, to Richardson? I've also noticed the large amount of tollways in the area. Are those worth purchasing passes for? Again, having lived in the western US, I am accustomed to avoiding tolls as often as possible.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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The toll roads are worth it to me. You buy a toll tag at one of the NTTA'S stores then add $$ electronically as needed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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Toll tag is a necessity.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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Walter Benjamin, thank you for your suggestions! LOL, the last three listings are definitely out my price range but they are really beautiful! I'm guessing that southwestern style homes are not as popular in the Metroplex. I'm pretty open to all styles really, but I just thought I'd give it a shot.

Just out of curiosity but how is the commute from, let's say the Las Colinas area, to Richardson? I've also noticed the large amount of tollways in the area. Are those worth purchasing passes for? Again, having lived in the western US, I am accustomed to avoiding tolls as often as possible.
Tolltags are a necessity; plus you get a discounted rate when you have one vs the toll operators billing you.

I would not consider Las Colinas to Richardson to be an "easy" commute; much of it will be on 635 which is in the middle of a 5 year construction project between I-35 and US75, plus it's becoming a partial Tollroad! There actually are some contemporary southwestern style homes in Richardson that were built in the 1970's that should be in your price range. I love Southwest/ Mediterranean style homes. There are some gorgeous new custom homes in town as well as some awesome ones from the 1920-1930's in East Dallas but they are all several times your budget....the new home buyers in Dallas really love the "faux chateau" look, unfortunately!
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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One bad feature of the southwest style home is a flat roof. In the real desert southwest, that's not a problem, but in north Texas, where we often get heavy rains, that is not a good thing. Even a properly maintained flat roof is a potential collapse risk here, and it's tough to find a roofer that really knows how to maintain them. I had a friend who lived in a flat roof apartment here, and the roof did fall in during a heavy rain.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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One bad feature of the southwest style home is a flat roof. In the real desert southwest, that's not a problem, but in north Texas, where we often get heavy rains, that is not a good thing. Even a properly maintained flat roof is a potential collapse risk here, and it's tough to find a roofer that really knows how to maintain them. I had a friend who lived in a flat roof apartment here, and the roof did fall in during a heavy rain.
Huh? You're thinking Santa Fe style adobes. Spanish style homes don't had flat roofs; they typically have tile roofs. The pics in the links above are good examples of Spanish style architecture.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Huh? You're thinking Santa Fe style adobes. Spanish style homes don't had flat roofs; they typically have tile roofs. The pics in the links above are good examples of Spanish style architecture.
My bad.
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