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Old 03-23-2007, 01:33 PM
 
Location: newport
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I've finally narrowed it down to the top 2 choices i've picked either the bartlett area or near downtown area i am torn between the two areas because i am a little bit of country and a little bit of city i love them both so i'm having a hard time deciding. I'm looking to buy a townhouse or a duplex whenevr i decide which one can any suggest any good realtors
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Old 03-23-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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There aren't duplexes downtown. There are condos, like apartments. No townhouses for sure, unless you have $500,000 to spend. And the condos will be about $200,000 for a 1 bedroom. Keep that in mind, if you haven't looked. Downtown is good for young professionals who are single, or just married with no kids. There are no yards, nothing like that. You'd have to pay per month to park your car in a garage. No grocery stores downtown, so you'd be hauling bags down the street and up stairs. There is Mud Island, which has some expensive small homes, however that's not really "downtown."

Bartlett is a typical suburb. Families, yards, strip malls, traffic, etc.

It really depends on what you are looking to get out of your living experience.
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: newport
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Well i am a single parent my children will be with me part time so i would like a nice area nice yard so proably bartlett will be a better choice i live in california now so traffic wouldn't be a big deal to me do you know of any good realtors in bartlett area? and what's the average cost of housing there?
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Mud Island downtown would be the only area with yards. There is South Bluffs in the arts district that has homes, but you're talking $500,000 plus for a house there. And small yards.

I have no clue about the Bartlett area. It all depends on the size of the home, but I guess an average 3 br house would be over $200,000. You can look at crye-leike.com and search for Bartlett to see all the homes for sale there.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Memphis area
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Bartlett is going to be more house for the money. There are more things for kids to do there also.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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You can get a home in Bartlett for under $200k easily. It might be older (late 80s or early 90s) but still in nice neighborhoods/good schools -and with yards.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:44 PM
 
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I just realized you said "near downtown" in your question.

There are plenty of good homes in Midtown that are cheap(ish), have yards, trees, etc. A 5 min drive to downtown, at most. Cooper Young would be the cheapest with the smallest homes; some streets are better than others, and it's "up and coming" of an area. The other midtown areas may be more expensive, but are more set in place (historic districts). But you could find a house in midtown for the same price as Bartlett. Would be older, maybe a smaller yard, but you'd be in the city and close to downtown.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: newport
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i did a little more research on this over the weekend and i'm almost 95% sure i'm going to go to bartlett i have 2 smalll children and that seems a little more what i'm looking for thanks so much for the feedback oh and if anyone has any good recomendations on the neighborhoods that are affordable and not to much crime your feedback would be greatly appreciated thanks
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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What is your price range?
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: newport
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What is your price range?
well i'm a single parent so nothing more than the low 100's either a single family home or townhouse would even be okay. If i cant find either one of those i proably will have to suck it up and live in an apartment if i can't find anything but i'm hoping for the best any suggestions please let me know
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