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Old 01-17-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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They won't be able to afford all they want for 750 in Southlake.
Really? Huh. Maybe it depends on how choosy they are, but in realtor.com I see more than a few home listed for mid-650's, which would leave room in the budget to add a pool or remodel to their taste. It would be worth a look. I have no doubt they could find a find a super nice house in Keller, but I'm not sure how much they would want Carroll ISD vs Keller ISD.



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Look into Haslet, Justin and Argyle. A bit more rural but your budget will probably go further. I think Haslet and Justin are in Northwest ISD which is large but decent.
Argyle and so on would be a really far commute to downtown FW, wouldn't it?
And Northwest ISD is not quite as good as other options they have such as Keller, Carroll, or even Grapevine.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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OP, you might find this interesting:

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Old 01-17-2019, 08:35 PM
 
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They also want 5 bedrooms and a media room.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:32 PM
 
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They also want 5 bedrooms and a media room.

I would never advise someone not to look in a certain area just because they might not get every single thing on their housing wish list. Priorities often change when boots are on the ground. Looking online and reading about a place is different from being there. Besides, the wife says she is fine with 4 bedrooms.

Maybe they will decide to get a house that doesn't have everything on their wish list but puts them in one of the best ISDs in the state for both athletics and academics. Or maybe the house is the most important thing, so they will choose a slightly less expensive town. Or maybe they won't like the feel of any of those areas and choose something farther away.

The fair thing to do for people looking for help is let them know about many different options.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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I agree and one thing for the original poster to remember: a max price point like $750k gives them an unbelievable amount of flexibility. There are inevitably some areas they will be priced out of, but those areas are much fewer and farther between than if their budget was lower.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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I would never advise someone not to look in a certain area just because they might not get every single thing on their housing wish list. Priorities often change when boots are on the ground. Looking online and reading about a place is different from being there. Besides, the wife says she is fine with 4 bedrooms.

Maybe they will decide to get a house that doesn't have everything on their wish list but puts them in one of the best ISDs in the state for both athletics and academics. Or maybe the house is the most important thing, so they will choose a slightly less expensive town. Or maybe they won't like the feel of any of those areas and choose something farther away.

The fair thing to do for people looking for help is let them know about many different options.



Thanks everyone for your input and the links. That is all very helpful. My concern with Keller is if we go 750K, that seems to be maxing out for that region? Would the home retain value? Southlake seems as if it would retain value, but we may have to compromise some what and more than likely up our budget.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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OP, you might find this interesting:

MaxPreps - America's Source For High School Sports...



This is a great resource - thank you!
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your input and the links. That is all very helpful. My concern with Keller is if we go 750K, that seems to be maxing out for that region? Would the home retain value? Southlake seems as if it would retain value, but we may have to compromise some what and more than likely up our budget.
I definitely see your point about Keller vs. Southlake and at that price point I would be concerned as well. Homes in Keller are not dropping in value, though. There are multi-million dollar homes/mansions dotted throughout Keller, and there are higher end gated neighborhoods, but not as many as Southlake or Colleyville. Moms at my daughter's school drive everything from convertible Bentleys, Maseratis, and Teslas to somewhat older Honda minivans.

Have you called the schools yet? How difficult is it to make the baseball team at Carroll? (I've read on other threads that it can be tough to make the athletic teams at Carroll schools but IDK for sure, and maybe your son is good enough to make it anyway). Carroll schools are undoubtedly ranked higher than Keller, but there are some other differences as well.

Carroll has 9th and 10th grades at one school and 11th and 12th at a different school. Keller HS has all 4 grades together. Keller has the off campus learning center, which is geared to hands on technical learning. I'm not sure if Carroll has anything like that. Carroll dominates most sports, but Keller has a better band.

I really don't see how you would go wrong with Southlake, but you will know more when you are here and looking around in person.

ETA: Keller does not get a lot of respect on C-D. People are quick to recommend Grapevine, Flower Mound, Trophy Club over Keller. In real life, I'm not sure why that is. The Keller people I've met are proud to live in Keller. Some think competing suburbs are too crowded and congested. Keller often seems like the "poor relation" because it neighbors Southlake and Westlake, but if you talk to the people who are buying here, they often say it seems like a great combination of location, price, and schools.

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Old 01-22-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Argyle might be a nice alternative, but for the commute I would be looking at Keller/Ft. Worth with Keller ISD schools.
Westlake and Southlake are probably not alternatives due to price point.
Trophy Club might be an alternative for you or Colleyville/Grapevine, but that will add to the commute.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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I definitely see your point about Keller vs. Southlake and at that price point I would be concerned as well. Homes in Keller are not dropping in value, though. There are multi-million dollar homes/mansions dotted throughout Keller, and there are higher end gated neighborhoods, but not as many as Southlake or Colleyville. Moms at my daughter's school drive everything from convertible Bentleys, Maseratis, and Teslas to somewhat older Honda minivans.

Have you called the schools yet? How difficult is it to make the baseball team at Carroll? (I've read on other threads that it can be tough to make the athletic teams at Carroll schools but IDK for sure, and maybe your son is good enough to make it anyway). Carroll schools are undoubtedly ranked higher than Keller, but there are some other differences as well.

Carroll has 9th and 10th grades at one school and 11th and 12th at a different school. Keller HS has all 4 grades together. Keller has the off campus learning center, which is geared to hands on technical learning. I'm not sure if Carroll has anything like that. Carroll dominates most sports, but Keller has a better band.

I really don't see how you would go wrong with Southlake, but you will know more when you are here and looking around in person.

ETA: Keller does not get a lot of respect on C-D. People are quick to recommend Grapevine, Flower Mound, Trophy Club over Keller. In real life, I'm not sure why that is. The Keller people I've met are proud to live in Keller. Some think competing suburbs are too crowded and congested. Keller often seems like the "poor relation" because it neighbors Southlake and Westlake, but if you talk to the people who are buying here, they often say it seems like a great combination of location, price, and schools.

Thank you! I do like the look of Southlake more but am concerned about my older son fitting in. It seems as if there are more cliques, etc? Not to mention it seems as if that area has a more keeping up with the jones vibe which is the type of environment we live in currently and it’s exhausting, lol. But we are traveling there soon so trying to keep an open mind.
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