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Old 02-06-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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Hi! DH will be working in Las Colinas this summer. We currently live in New England and can't wait to get back to Texas!!

However, we have no idea of where to buy a house! Our biggest priorities are:

1. Houses in the $90K-110K range

2. Houses that are structurally sound. We heard that houses in Carrollton are built on clay and have terrible foundation problems. Is this located to Carrollton or are there other suburbs where we need to watch for foundation problems?

3. The house is in a safe neighborhood.

4. We'd like to be close to his work in Las Colinas and close enough so that I can drive into Dallas for my work.

Could you please suggest some affordable areas/suburbs or neighborhoods? We thought Farmers Branch and Carrollton would have worked out but then, we heard about the problems with clay in the soil. We also looked at Grapevine, North Irving, Euless, and Bedford.

Is our price range reasonable?

Thank you so much for you help! We really appreciate it!
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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I doubt you'll be able to find a home anywhere that falls in the price range that you are looking for. There are homes in my parents neighborhood (very quiet, safe, and less than 3 miles away from Las Colinas) in Irving that can be found from $130,000 and up though. Here's an example.... a 2063 sq. ft. house that is up for sale at $139,000

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Old 02-07-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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The price range is going to limit you. Farmers Branch may be a better option than Carrollton for that price range to be in an area of homes that are kept up. Even my parents house in Carrollton that was built in the very early 70's is on the market in the $150's and that is the going rate. Don't worry about the clay. It covers most of North Central Texas including the other cities you listed. Not every house will have foundation problems, more don't have than do. In older homes it falls to preventative measures to avoid but sometimes it can occur, no big deal. Irving may also have some options for you if you stay closer to Las Colinas and don't go to near 183. May be able to find something in Keller.
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