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Kiki, Home Buyer in 75063

Does anyone know if these dallas zip codes 75227 and 75217 are good areas to buy a home.?

Asked by Kiki, 75063 Wed Jul 2, 2008

I'm looking to buy a home in dallas, and i'm going to look at homes in these zip codes, 75227 and 75217. I was wondering are these areas ok to live in. I previously lived in a rented apartment in valley ranch, near coppell, but the houses are expensive here and i'm looking to be nearer my job due to rising gas prices. Thanks.

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Hi Kiki,

As with any area, you've got to find a neighborhood that's a good fit for you. As in most areas, there's parts that are less desirable for you than others. Getting a good feel for what you're looking for in a neighborhood comes from driving the area during working hours as well as late evenings and weekends. Talking to the neighbors who aren't trying to sell their homes serve as an excellent source. They have nothing to gain or nothing to lose by telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly of what they've heard or witnessed. Once you start to narrow down appropriate areas, you can search incident reports from the Dallas Police Department. http://www.dallaspolice.net Good Luck! Call me if I can be of further assistance. 214.235.8930
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 9, 2008
A hidden jewel -- the ENCLAVE AT GROVE HILL is the only NEW GATED COMMUNITY that is INNER CITY. the community is 4 miles to downtown. DAVID WEEKLEY is the home builder and is well known in the Houston and Dallas market. This community can be found at the intersection of LAWNVIEWN @ GROVE HILL; you can build a brand new home or buy and existing home. This is a surprise to a lot of folks - even the Dallas Police stats for 2009 show this community experience's the least amount of crime compare to the rest of the City! Folks call this community THE NEW EAST DALLAS........i hope this helps you out? Most important, do your research. one more thing, i'm not an agent just and person involved in his community
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 17, 2011
They are both good, just depend what you are looking for. Do you need a location to be close to your work? How old house would you like? The best you could do contact a local Realtor who will send information about the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
We recently moved from 75228 zipcode to go to Tennessee to take care of our elderly father. Otherwise, we loved our part of the neighborhood and would have stayed. Our block was quiet and convenient to everything. Nearly everyone there owns their homes and maintains them nicely. People without alarm systems have had breakins, but we did not have any, and our only alarm was our dog. We lived there 9 years. I think it depends on the street where you live and the people there. We have other friends in this area also who are long term residents. Jayne formerly of 75228
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
DEAR LORD, NO YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN THESE AREAS. I LIVE IN THE AREA 75217 AND MY HOUSE WAS BROKEN INTO YESTERDAY, FOR THE SECOND TIME. I WORK HARD FOR THE LITTLE THAT I DID HAVE. I LEFT WITHOUT ELECTRONICS AND WHATEVER JEWELRY I DID HAVE, NOW ITS ALL GONE.
YES, I'M LEAVING THIS AREA. GOD BLESS THEM AND FORGIVE THEM
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 9, 2008
WE offer a Dallas home buyer rebate program where you can earn up to 50% of our commissions, I live in Coppell, there could be some foreclosures in your budget that we might be able to locate on your behalf.
Contact my office 972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 14, 2008
Hi Kiki,

If you are looking to be closer to your work and are considering these zip codes, I'm guessing they are near your work? Is that what's making you think of looking in these areas? They are just not like Coppell or Valley Ranch.

Have you considered Garland? That would be closer than the Irving area to those zip codes and closer in the feel to the communities you mentioned.

Happy to help,
Terri Hayley
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
This area is the exact opposite in many ways of the area you are used to living in. You might want to call the police in that area and ask about crime statistics or go online. Drive the area at night and notice what you see. Go into convenience stores and notice the type of people that are around. Look at what type shopping you see. This is good advice for whatever area you are thinking about.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
Kiki,
I've created a Community Comparison report for you. Click (or copy & paste) on the link to access. It probably has more information that you would need. Let me know if you have any questions. Good Luck!

http://tponline.realty-wire.com/Users/42640A81-5AE9-4F3F-955…

Thanks,
The Minteer Team
817-481-8890
Web Reference: http://www.MinteerTeam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
Kiki, As realtors we shouldn't guide you towards one zip code or another and unfortunately there is really no way to predict with accuracy future rates of appreciation. Typically these neighborhoods have much older homes and my guess is someone living in Valley Ranch would not like as much these areas. There are exceptions though. Some areas we thought were on the outs, may become revived too, exactly due to the reasons you suggest----gas prices.
Web Reference: http://www.teamlynn.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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