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Old 02-19-2021, 03:20 PM
 
Location: New Caney, TX
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I had posted about my relo from the Houston area to DFW but I can't find the post anymore.

Moving to the area in the Summer and my office is in Irving (Las Colinas). My wife found a nice community in Argyle called Harvest where we can build a 1 story from Coventry Homes that we really like, that has some really nice amenities and zoned to good schools, and has job opportunities for her (Dyslexia Specialist).

We were initially interested in the Flower Mound/Keller/Grapevine area, but harder to find what we like in our price range (under 500k).

Any insight into Argyle? Shopping? Restaurants? Sports for the kids (4/11/14)? Commute into Las Colinas?

We were supposed to be up there this week community shopping, but the weather here in Houston and up there nixed those plans.

Thank you
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Bedford
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We casually looked at Argyle (by casually, I mean just online) when we were looking a couple of years ago and I was pleasantly surprised at how far money would go there, especially with new construction.

It's a small, growing town that was pretty rural not all that long ago. For most shopping and restaurants, you'll have to go into Roanoke, Denton, or Flower Mound. The schools there have a good reputation and they seem to do well in high school sports.

The commute is probably not going to be pleasant, but I think you could do worse. It 35-40 minutes with no traffic, so you're probably looking at an hour each way. Plenty of people on this board will tell you that's terrible or life-altering, but commute is about personal preference when you know what you're facing. Coming from Houston, an hour commute each way might seem like a gift from heaven.

The one downside I would point out is that Argyle is an off-the-freeway town, so if being in close proximity to Fort Worth or Dallas proper is important, you might want to look closer in to town.
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Old 02-20-2021, 03:21 PM
 
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It’s a nice, safe, family friendly community with easy shopping access to Fort Worth Alliance that has a new Costco, Target, lots of restaurants etc. Highly recommend Harvest or Pecan Square communities, both have affordable beautiful new home construction.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I will agree that commute is going to stink. Yes, it will be an hour each way, sitting in traffic for most of the time, and even longer when it rains or there is an accident on the road. I wouldn’t sign myself up for that, especially with a family whose time is valuable.

There ARE homes on your price range in Grapevine, Flower Mound and Keller, but you’ll have to act very quickly when one pops up on the market. I’m personally watching Grapevine closely, and homes under $400k are selling within a week of listing, and they often have multiple offers. It’s still a little early in home buying season yet. Most people don’t lost their house until after spring break (mid-March), so if you could delay your decision a couple of months, it would definitely give you more options.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Any chance of renting for the next six months or so, while we wait out COVID? I have absolutely no evidence except a hunch that the quality and variety of homes for sale will be improving as the virus enters the rearview mirror later this fall into 2022.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:15 PM
 
Location: New Caney, TX
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Any chance of renting for the next six months or so, while we wait out COVID? I have absolutely no evidence except a hunch that the quality and variety of homes for sale will be improving as the virus enters the rearview mirror later this fall into 2022.
I think that renting may be in our cards, but my worry is that I'm moving my kids to a new school district, and we rent for 6 months and then we end up buying in a different school district and they have to switch schools again. Trying to make this as trauma-free as possible for my kids LOL

Thank you!
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:16 PM
 
Location: New Caney, TX
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I will agree that commute is going to stink. Yes, it will be an hour each way, sitting in traffic for most of the time, and even longer when it rains or there is an accident on the road. I wouldn’t sign myself up for that, especially with a family whose time is valuable.

There ARE homes on your price range in Grapevine, Flower Mound and Keller, but you’ll have to act very quickly when one pops up on the market. I’m personally watching Grapevine closely, and homes under $400k are selling within a week of listing, and they often have multiple offers. It’s still a little early in home buying season yet. Most people don’t lost their house until after spring break (mid-March), so if you could delay your decision a couple of months, it would definitely give you more options.
We love those areas you mention, but our problem is that we're way down here in the Houston area and it's impossible to house hunt from here when the homes up there are gone in days, and sometimes the same day they list!!
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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You need a DFW realtor to work for you! And yes, homes in Grapevine sell extremely quickly, especially in that price range. You’re competing with out of state cash buyers who will put in offers just by what they see online, too.
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Old Today, 10:45 AM
 
Location: New Caney, TX
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You need a DFW realtor to work for you! And yes, homes in Grapevine sell extremely quickly, especially in that price range. You’re competing with out of state cash buyers who will put in offers just by what they see online, too.
WOW! That's nuts!

Thank you
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