Spreading out to the suburbs would be another option. Check out Farmers Branch, Addison and the Far North Dallas areas for nieghborhoods that are not too far out.
Call me if I can help in anyway.
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Regards and good luck,
You should be able to find a nice home for that price. I would be honored to help you find that rental. When do you need to move and what type of home are you looking for?
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Another suggestion: Look for homes that are listed for sale and have been on the market for a very long time. Owners may be open to renting out the property if you ask.
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My experience is that nice quality rentals are very difficult to find right now (at least Single Family properties).
There are a lot of Condos and Townhouses that are available - but not many Single Family homes in Dallas proper, and when they do pop up - they are leased very quickly. I honestly think the periphery suburbs where land and sq.footage is cheap is probably your best bet. Good Luck !
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Big question. Lots of neighborhoods. I'd probably start with the area closest to your work, and perhaps interview you a bit to see if you have kids in school, what activities you like, if you like older homes, or newer homes, what's a good commute, etc.
Hope that makes sense.
Without knowing any of these things, my first guess would be Valley Ranch area in Irving or Coppell. The link below will give you an idea of some of the homes that might be available.