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In My Neighborhood in Dallas : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 4, 2017
Bruce Lynn answered:
Great location. Post War homes often 2bedroom 1bath or 3bedroom 1 bath, occasionally with garage. Many long time residents still in the neighborhood.
I see many people walking to DART light rail from this neighborhood, so that can give you transportation.
There are some rentals, but always tough these days with vouchers.
Best thing to do is check with your counselor to see if they have a list of owners who will accept your voucher.
Best wishes and good luck.
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
It should be fine, however you need to research on the internet this neighborhood or any neighborhood you want to live in. Be pro active on your search. Then pick any 1 Realtor to work with only on getting your home. ... more
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Mon May 20, 2013
cadillaccab answered:
I'm, from MI. Clay is GREAT for basements builders just don't build because you will BUY W/O basement that's ALL!!!
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Pick any 1 Realtor and work with them only on finding a home perfect for you.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Jennifer, you might try listing this in your area only. =-)

Kenny
Turtle Creek Realty
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Juan Vega answered:
email me I can help you. Juan Vega Realtor mexidallas@gmail.com
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Camille,

It's hard to say if it is quiet or not without driving by, but you can learn more about the community here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Dallas-Texas/community-info/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Claire St.Pierre answered:
Hello - I can help you with the HOA information - We manage the HOA and selling this unit.

Thank you !
Claire St.Pierre
claire@knoblerpm.com
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Kyle answered:
Historically Kiest area has not been good..............Look at the immediate area(10-12-15 blocks), are there any retailers like Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Bey, sporting goods? No. Title loan companies & payday loan sharks, tire shops and convenience stores with bars on the windows. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Holyfieldd answered:
around 400.00 dollars a month, you just said that the area is poor, actually i grew up in that area. can you send me information about this property, i would like to see it,and if you are willing i'm interested. holyfieldd@gmail.com Dale ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
Hi Jan,

Oak Lawn is pretty much South of Avondale / Fitzhugh and uptown is East of Oaklawn to Central 75. There really isn't any official boundaries but I hope this helps.

GOOD LUCK.

Kenny
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Sun May 13, 2012
Michael Benson answered:
As my peers have mentioned, it is difficult to find a lease for less than a year.

You would be best served by staying in corporate housing or extended stay hotel.

This is a great time to buy but well-priced homes in Prestonwood are selling quickly - some within a few days of being on the market. But you should not feel rushed.

Some sellers will lease and negotiate a purchase price at that time but there are not many lease-to-own transactions.

As others have mentioned, I would be happy to set up a search for you and send new listings and price reductions in this zip code.

My office is in 75248 and I know the Prestonwood neighborhood very well.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance with the property on Whispering Pines or any others.

Thank you.


Michael L Benson, REALTOR
ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI, SRES
Ebby Halliday Realtors 
16000 Preston Rd
Dallas TX 75248
michaelbenson@ebby.com
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
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To answer the question, market value (as stated by an appraiser) and sales value are not always the same. The seller can choose to take less for the home and give the amount between the sales price and the market value for the borrower to use toward closing costs and pre-paids (taxes & insurance) in an amount up to 3% for conventional loans and up to 6% for FHA loans If the seller wants more than the market value, then the borrower would have to pay the difference between market value and and sales price since the lender will only let you borrower a percentage for whatever the market value is (as determined by the appraiser). LTV is 95% for conventional and 96.5% for FHA. For example, if the borrower has a house that is valued at 100,000 and they want to charge 105,000, then the borrower would not only have to come up with their downpayment, but would also have to tack on an extra $5000 to what they put down in order to buy the home. Please call me if you have any questions 972-854-3270. ... more
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Sandy Maltese answered:
This question was posed in 2009 but the historic District is timeless so I will answer it today since you are reading this now. The Historic District spans several neighborhoods including The State Thomas neighborhood of Uptown Dallas, Downtown Dallas, Swiss Avenue, M Streets, Lakewood, East Dallas, Highland Park, University Park and Bryan area to name a few. All are highly desireable neighborhoods to Urban Dwellers. They boast Industrial Lofts downtown, Prairie Style homes, the Texas Ranch Style,Colonial Revivals, Craftsmans, Foursquares, and a wealth of Spanish Mediterranean and Tudor houses. These neighborhoods have kept their value and most rentals lease quickly! Now is a good time to invest in Bryan Area especially. Low interest rates and low home pricing makes it a great time to buy. But, also Downtown Dallas has been forecast to grow 500% by the year 2030. You do the math, then call me and let's get started.
Sandy Maltese
Dallas Urban Realtor
469-964-2669
DFW Urban Realty, LLC
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Sun Nov 27, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact the county where the home is located ask for tax office

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Mon May 9, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
$17K could be a distressed property may not be in a condition livable

Contact review your option here is a direct link for Dallas homes for rent
http://www.lynn911.com/Web/AR287090/CustomContent/index/5041417


Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Joann Jackson, Realtor answered:
If you are thinking about moving to the DFW area and one of you is working in Plano, I would suggest Allen, lots of new development, with restaurants and shopping. Addison is another great area for the contempary living style, tons of places to shop, eat and play, most in walking distance.

Good Luck...
Joann K Jackson, Realtor
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Home is not currently listed in MLS another property on same street has a pending sale.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
T.E. & Naima Sumner answered:
I like Rich's answer except that Deep Ellum is past its heyday. The river project may cause more interest in in-filling, but with so much going on in the suburbs, it's hard to believe, as Eric says, that it will happen any time soon.

Gentrification relies on money, which seems to be short supply right now. It also takes someone with a vision to spearhead it. You could be one of those on the ground floor, just call and we'll arrange for you to see some of those extremely low-priced houses. If you want to buy a couple of dozen of them, that'd be great.
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