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Fmly1st, Home Buyer in Cedar Hills, UT

There sees to be a lot of larger homes in Garland and Rowlett that are priced much lower than other areas. Why is that?

Asked by Fmly1st, Cedar Hills, UT Tue Jun 4, 2013

I have noticed quite a few larger 5 plus bdrm, 3500 plus sf homes in the mid to low 200K range. (possibly due to foreclosure??) This seems quite a bit lower than other areas around Dallas. What is your opinion of why that is? Is there a poor opinion of these areas, schools, or anything wrong with those cities? For us, commuting isn't an issue because we work from home.

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Part of the reason, is the age of homes in many areas of Garland and Rowlett, are older than some of the many of the more recent up start/rapid growth communities such as Frisco, Prosper, McKinney and Murphy. Another reason is soil in many areas of Garland and Rowlett is very expansive resulting in stressed foundations. If you are not familiar with the north Texas area you need to be sure to choose an agent that is knowledgeable, aware and knows how to identify potential foundation problems.
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There really isn't anything WRONG with the areas, anything east of Dallas, you can get a lot of house for the buck. I am a life long native of East Dallas, and have worked a lot of those areas, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall and of course East Dallas, as well as other areas in DFW. Let me know if I can help you further.

Liz Renfro
William Davis Realty
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Rowlett actually doesn't have an ISD, it's somewhat in Rockwall and somewhat in Garland. The price of a home is usually determined on how everything surrounding it is selling. so homes are simply being sold for less in these areas because that's their market value. I'll be glad to answer any other questions you have anytime!

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Hi Fmly,

Its just a basic supply and demand. Less demand on the city due to the popularity is mostly the cause of the value on the homes. People in generally don't like to be far from Dallas where is most entertainment and shopping are. So if you go out of Dallas area, you will get a lot more for the money.

Another great area to look into is Mesquite. You can also get a lot for the money and its a cute neighborhood.

You can look into some homes in Mesquite here at http://www.findyourtexashome.com/mesquite/

Or homes in Garland at http://www.findyourtexashome.com/garland/

Please contact me at dixondfw@gmail.com if you have any other questions. I would be happy to help.


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Some people prefer other school districts or locations.

Everyone is different, but you are right about prices.

At 200-300K you might be at the top end of the price ranges in Garland, where for example in Frisco 200K is the starting area of prices.
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