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Old 02-01-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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so me and my wife are moving to Dallas for grad school. I am thinking we will rent for the first 6 months so we dont rush into buying something in an area that doesnt fit us. but at the same time, we want to keep our eyes open for stuff we like and good deals. we are looking in the "under 160K" area. i am looking at new home type communities as well as regular stuff for sale. any advice. school will more than likely be in the middle of dallas near baylor hospital.

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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so me and my wife are moving to Dallas for grad school. I am thinking we will rent for the first 6 months so we dont rush into buying something in an area that doesnt fit us. but at the same time, we want to keep our eyes open for stuff we like and good deals. we are looking in the "under 160K" area. i am looking at new home type communities as well as regular stuff for sale. any advice. school will more than likely be in the middle of dallas near baylor hospital.

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What kind of commute are you willing to deal with. Being a young couple, wanting a newer area and your budget is going to put you in the burbs of Dallas. Baylor is pretty centrally located so you would have many options. The commute time you are willing to have would be a deciding factor.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Areas not too far from Baylor for home ownership that you might like are: Lakewood, Hollywood Heights, Lake Highlands and several other areas north and east of Baylor. There are many affordable homes in those areas. (there are also some that are VERY expensive.)

In terms of apartments, there are now a lot of options just east and north of downtown Dallas that would provide easy access to Baylor. You'll find that being north of Baylor and east of Central Expressway (aka Highway 75) will offer the easiest commuter routes.

Good luck.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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I am literally 5-10 minutes from Baylor and a lot of people associated with it live nearby (Old East Dallas/Lakewood -- including some of the areas mentioned by texanne - also check out Lower Greenville, Henderson and M-Streets) You would really have a hard time finding anything in that price range here. But I suggest you rent here first - I predict you will like it so much you will not want to move out to somewhere else.

Search zips 75214, 75206 and 75223 (Hollywood Heights).
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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The best area neat Baylor hospital for home under 160k has got to be lakewood. The Junius Heights area and Munger place areas of lakewood are in the price range and might be what you are looking for. The homes are older, but it is a great neighborhood.

Check out the home home prices in the area at www.lakewoodprops.com
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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I just want to know how a grad school couple can afford to buy a home--my son was too busy working to pay for his schooling to think about buying a house--
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Hi there,

Your best bet if you would like to rent first is rent in uptown for 6 momths.
Then is you want to by in the same area, you can get a loft downtown for about 135K with the HOAS (Home Owner Dues ) about $200.

Baylor is on one side of the freeway and uptown is on the other side.
Pretty much downtown /uptown area.

Your rent for a one bedroom in that area is from $750 on up .

Hope this helps you .
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