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Old 01-01-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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If it is even possible, what areas would you look at for a house under $200k? Don't need much. 900sqf is plenty. Safe to walk around at night is a must. Within a few miles of downtown would be nice. Is this possible?
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Are you willing to consider a condo or townhouse? Your budget is very low, unfortunately.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Are you willing to consider a condo or townhouse? Your budget is very low, unfortunately.
Good question. Not really, unfortunately. A house would be much better.

So none of the below houses are in good areas?

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/13_zm/0_mmm/

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/13_zm/0_mmm/

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/13_zm/0_mmm/

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/13_zm/0_mmm/

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/13_zm/0_mmm/
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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I don't know those areas very well, honestly, but my sense is that some of them are going to see drastic improvements in the next 10 years. The house on Dalford St is near Oakhurst, which is a great neighborhood that we looked at when we moved here some 9 years ago. You're close to downtown and to the trails along the Trinity (Gateway Park too). I think the first house you posted might be an area ripe for improvement too, but if I were you, I'd visit in person and spend some time walking/ driving/ biking around and talking to folks at different times of the day. Nothing beats personal experience and everyone has different needs, values, and comfort levels, so the advice you'll get here will vary.
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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I don't know those areas very well, honestly, but my sense is that some of them are going to see drastic improvements in the next 10 years. The house on Dalford St is near Oakhurst, which is a great neighborhood that we looked at when we moved here some 9 years ago. You're close to downtown and to the trails along the Trinity (Gateway Park too). I think the first house you posted might be an area ripe for improvement too, but if I were you, I'd visit in person and spend some time walking/ driving/ biking around and talking to folks at different times of the day. Nothing beats personal experience and everyone has different needs, values, and comfort levels, so the advice you'll get here will vary.
Totally agree about visiting. I want to narrow it down to a few sections to check out when I spend some time there. Instead of just aimlessly driving around town, I would rather find an airbnb in 2-3 areas that I have narrowed it down to.

Thanks!!
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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Totally agree about visiting. I want to narrow it down to a few sections to check out when I spend some time there. Instead of just aimlessly driving around town, I would rather find an airbnb in 2-3 areas that I have narrowed it down to.

Thanks!!
I think that's a smart plan. Visit the grocery store closest to each house, chat locals up, ask questions.

Here's the Oakhurst NA site:
Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, Fort Worth, Texas

Also, you'd be somewhat near Martin House Brewery, which does all kinds of tours and tastings and concerts, etc.
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Www.realtor.com sponsors this forum and one of the terms of service we agree to when we join is not to post from any websites but there’s. Just sayin’ that your post may be removed for using Zillow if caught.
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:51 AM
 
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If there are bars on the windows or doors that might tell you something.

Would you consider HEB---Hurst Euless Bedford or Saginaw?

Why do you want to walk around at night?
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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This one is in the Keller School District. Farther out. But safe area.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...8_M80654-12330
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I'm a little familiar with these neighborhoods...two of which I know to stay away from: Diamond Hill - Jarvis and Northside. These are BAD areas with high personal and property crime, and even the occasional drive-by shooting. That's why the houses there are so cheap! Basically, anything north of downtown, south of 820, and west of 35W is not where you want to live. No way would I walk through either neighborhood at night, even with a pitbull on a big chain.

Take a look at the Fort Worth PD Crime Info for the areas you are considering: https://police.fortworthtexas.gov/crime-information/ There are several links here that can help you look at crime maps, quarterly crime reports, etc.
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