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Eja, Home Buyer in Mansfield, TX

Should I buy a home in the Mira Lagos subdivision (Grand Prairie, TX) or in the Mansfield National/Garden Heights subdivision (Mansfield, TX) near by?

Asked by Eja, Mansfield, TX Fri Sep 25, 2009

They both are in the Mansfield ISD, which is a pretty good school system.

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Veteran Joseph Fernandez’s answer
This is a hard question to answer without having a biased opinion, ha. Feel free to contact you I'm wont sway your opinion however educate/inform you as a buyer. A lot will truly depend on what type of lifestyle, atmosphere, price range, etc you're looking in .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 18, 2013
So funny .... her question all of a sudden is a realtor meat market.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 26, 2013
Ha, Ha, I was stumbling through old posting and came across your comment. To Funny indeed. I'll admit I'm part of local meat market myself and love the opportunity to share my opinion on a public forum as long as its in good fun. I'm surprised you weren't awarded best answer on this one it gave me a pretty hard laugh.
Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013
Eja, I live in Mansfield and also service Mira Lagos. If I can help you or anyone you know with Real Estate, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Joan Coubarous
Keller Williams Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 2, 2009
Agent can not recommend which area is best for a buyer consider "steering" violation of professional code of ethics.

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 3, 2009
I disagree to a point we cannot force someone's attention to a particular area however we can educate. In this case answering this question would not be considered steering. Otherwise you would never be able to recommend someone a particular area at all making your knowledge of the local market next to nothing considering you would constantly biting your lip, ha.
Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013
I also give thumbs up to both communites.

Mira Lagos is obviously a much much larger community and has home ranging from the low 100s to the 600K+.

If schools are important to you, you may want to look at individual schools that your kids will be attending to made a decision instead of the district.

Web Reference: http://www.SumnerRealty.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2009
Great response I enjoy seeing someone take the direction of focusing more on the school systems.
Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013
They are both great additions, but if you want a larger neighborhood with more pools and common area I would go with Mira Lagos.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 11, 2014
Both great communities. I would suggest you look into the areas they are located and the individual schools to determine which you would prefer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013

Mira Lagos is a large community with about 2000 homes. Most of the homes are priced in the $150-$250 price range. I think these homes are a safe investment as this is a growing community and should continue to be so for quite some time. I would be concerned with the higher priced homes as there just are not enough of them around the immediate area to support their value, at least not at this time. In Mansfield National, stay clear of the railroad track- it will be loud at night and will be a deterrent when reselling. Garden Heights is fine and in a good location. I own a First Texas home right around the corner and have been very pleased wth it. If I can help any further, please feel free to call- 972-345-8589. Christian
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 17, 2009
Hi Eja,

Both are very gorgeous communities. The nice thing about Mira Lagos is that all schools (elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school) will all be within that subdivision.) The high school will be complete Fall 2012 & Cora Spencer was named top-rated school by the Texas Education Agency. Garden Heights is also another gorgoeus community and Smith Elementary is also a top-rated school.

I am very familiar with the Grand Prairie/Mansfield area. I would be happy to assist! I'm a Buyer's Agent that has been specializing in the sales of Brand New Homes for almost 10 yrs!

Please feel free to call or email me at your convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Make it a Blessed Day!!

Tamika Turner
"Your New Home Specialist"
Cell: (972) 697-1178
Fax: (682) 222-1049
Email: Info@NewHomesInDFW.net
"Specializing in the Sales of Brand New Homes in DFW!"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2009
Both are pretty nice neighborhoods. Seems like there have been a lot of foreclosures in Mira Lagos.
I would probably find the right house at the right price for you...and worry more about the house than the neighborhood.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 25, 2009
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