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Old 05-31-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm planning on moving from Montana to Lafayette for graduate school here in the next few months. My goal is to buy a home in the area with the intent of selling it in ~4 years once I've graduated. I'm going to be a first time home-buyer and my income only consists of my stipend from the university (low). As such, I only figure I'll be able to take out roughly $100,000 in home loans.

I've read here numerous times that the further south you go in town, the neighborhoods become better. Unfortunately, the prices also seem to increase as you move in that direction. I hope I haven't added too many caveats, but does anyone have a suggestion for a part of town relatively close to the university, safe, and within my price range (< $120k). Or perhaps equally valuable, any areas I should absolutely avoid?

Thanks!
Craig
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Shreveport
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Craig, a realtor is your best bet for finding what you need. If you'd like to PM me, I can give you the name of a great one.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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If you find a local realtor (I don't know any personally) you might tell them to look in the Palms subdivision, homes are typically under 100,000 and most are 3 bedrooms, most are all brick. It is an older developement but kept nice and everyone is friendly, a nice safe area. It's located right next to the mall and if your car brike down you could also walk accross to the mall and get the bus that runs right down Johnston to the university.
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