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Old 07-01-2012, 02:44 AM
 
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Thinking about relocation, looking for inexpensive house or mobile home park, but safe and well kept up near SA. Possible graduate student at OLLUSA, so nothing over 1 hour drive to campus. Prefer to buy but can''t afford much. Nothing over 50,000. Thanks Diane
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Thinking about relocation, looking for inexpensive house or mobile home park, but safe and well kept up near SA. Possible graduate student at OLLUSA, so nothing over 1 hour drive to campus. Prefer to buy but can''t afford much. Nothing over 50,000. Thanks Diane

It's cheap to live in this city, but not that cheap. 50k isnt going to buy ANYTHING unless its in a terrible area or the building has been condemned. Your better off renting till you can afford something better.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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You might want to contact an apartment locator. Me007 is right, you won't find anything even remotely decent to buy for $50,000. OLLU is in the heart of the (real) Westside, which if you aren't from there, can be a culture shock. Its also not considered one of the safest parts of town. A reasonable commute might be from the Leon Valley, Ingram Park mall, or Sea World areas. Good luck in your search!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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I'm not too familiar with areas around OLLU or mobile homes, but I know it's possible to purchase something sort of decent for $50,000. These aren't houses, but the MacArthur Townhomes on the NE side go for about $50k. It's just like living in an apartment, though, and that's probably not what you're looking for. There is rural land out on the far west side, but I don't know if $50k will cover land and a mobile home. This would be better than living in a mobile home park. You might find someone on Craigslist or the newspaper selling a pre-owned mobile home with land. My aunt bought a house near Eisenhauer Rd for around $55k several years ago. The schools aren't that great, but a few of my family members and close family friends have been living in the area for decades and haven't had any problems.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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You can get a 1br Townhome on Nagogdoches and 410 (The Oaks) for around 50k. Just keep in mind that if you buy a Townhome or condominium, you have to include the monthly HOA in your budget.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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wait until you finish school to buy. Just rent an apt or townhome. There are many in the Sea World area and your commute would be less than an hour.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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You might want to contact an apartment locator. Me007 is right, you won't find anything even remotely decent to buy for $50,000. OLLU is in the heart of the (real) Westside, which if you aren't from there, can be a culture shock. Its also not considered one of the safest parts of town. A reasonable commute might be from the Leon Valley, Ingram Park mall, or Sea World areas. Good luck in your search!
The area around OLLU is very safe. Only Moderator cut: language who haven't been around there would say that.

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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The only place that I have heard bad things about ( I don't know how true they are) is Indian Creek. I think things have gotten better there but I would still use caution in that area.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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The area around OLLU is very safe. Only Moderator cut: language who haven't been around there would say that.
Dude chill out.....I frequent the area plenty.

But keep it real -its a poorer area that has been afflicted with crime. If you are someone who has never been exposed to that, then you might be a little caught off guard.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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The only place that I have heard bad things about ( I don't know how true they are) is Indian Creek. I think things have gotten better there but I would still use caution in that area.
Indian Creek is considered the SW side and it can still be a little rough, but nowhere near as bad as it was in the 90s. I lived in the area for awhile...never had any problems though.
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