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Jackie, Other/Just Looking in Dallas County, TX

Can anyone tell me what the situation is regarding the Topaz Townhouse Condos at 2201 Wolf St. in Uptown

Asked by Jackie, Dallas County, TX Thu Apr 2, 2009

area? Looks like there's lots of foreclosures and 34 properties for sale in there. Is this a good investment or a nightmare?

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Lots of foreclosures. The 300-400K condo market in Dallas is way overbuilt. I think we're just starting to see the problems in this price range. We've not really been condo people. Too much land available for homes. It probably just depends on how fast you think gas will hit $10/gal or what the curve to that price looks like. If you think we have cheap gas for a while then it will likely be tough to get good price appreciation. If gas goes up again, look for people to move from the burbs in.

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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Most of those 34 listing are foreclosures. It's alarming for a complex of 180 units. Most of them sold in the early 200s for 300-400K. I think it caught up with them.

I also believe these used to be apartments too that were converted into townhomes.

As for it being an investment nightmare, I would say that would depend on rent amount/tenant etc. The HOA is still about 250-350 a month.


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It depends if lender would approve based on ratio of owners vs. rentals same issues with any multi family dwelling. Many of these properties were reconstructed last year with leasing made available last summer.

Correct regards to foreclosures.

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