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mvergara_ttu, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX

Desirable areas for single family rentals ?

Asked by mvergara_ttu, Dallas, TX Tue Jul 9, 2013

I currently invest in single family houses in Austin Tx. I am interested in expanding my retirement portfolio to include properties in Dallas / Ft Worth areas. I am not familiar with Dallas / FT Worth and would like to reach out to you for recommendations of preferred or desirable areas for single family rentals and if you could elaborate as to why these are desirable (ie school district, corporate moves, etc)

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Also looking for property managers / realtors to work with if you can answer the above.

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I'd be happy to assist you with your real estate investment. There are plenty of areas to choose from, of course, depending upon your budget.

I'm not only a realtor but an investor as well and I'd be happy to assist you with your home search.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240


Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Pick any 1 Realtor to work with only on finding what you need and in your price point and area.
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Feel free to call me.....
I think Denton and Saginaw both currently have the best combination of prices, age, rent, and school desirability....and perhaps some of the areas around these cities.
Typically I like great school districts, but prices have been going up alot this year so that rent vs price may not be as good as it has been the last couple of years.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Hi Mvergara,

There are a few very good area depends on what your budgets are and what kind of return you are looking.

West Plano is always a good area for rental due to the school district. Homes are mostly built in the 70-80's so you dont have too much maintenance issues as a investor.

Also there is Lakewood area in Dallas. The homes are more expensive here. Rental is great due to demand. A 2/2 can easily be lease as much as 2100 these days. The location is what has driven the price since its close to uptown and downtown.

There are also other area such as Coppell, frisco and they are both are good choices due to the school district as well.

Please let me know if you want to discuss more. You can reach me at dixondfw@gmail.com or 214-519-9493


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As I'm sure you're probably aware, DFW is a super huge area, there is a LOT to choose from! I'd be happy to help provide more information, if I can first gather some more insight as to your situation.

- How many properties are you looking to invest in?
- What is your budget per property?
- Are you only seeking move-in ready homes, or are you okay with doing renovations first?

There are a number of areas I know of that come with highly desirable school districts, as well as new corporate openings that will drive up the inventory need for housing. I'd like to help narrow down your search and pinpoint the best investment properties possible for you. Please let me know your thoughts, and feel free to tour my website at http://www.NeedMyHomeSold.com. I hope to hear from you soon, thanks!

Diane Briggs, REALTOR®
Asset Realty
(214) 289-0093
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