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Home Buying in 78754 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 4, 2014
kljhdfhkds answered:
I think if you already have kids, you shouldn't risk it. It usually takes a few years for schools to become good. Consider houses zoned for Graham elementary school instead.
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Fri May 30, 2014
Russell Spillers answered:
If you are looking for good investment properties you should contact me. I am an investor and come across many good investment deals all of the time. I would be happy to speak with you more about this, feel free to contact me.

Russell Spillers
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Susie Kay answered:
Welcome to Texas! You not only have a lower rent but lower mortgage as well and there's no state income tax here! I used to live near Silicon Valley and I have to tell you that I don't miss it a bit!

You will need to find a local realtor to help you find a property, and if you've never been to Austin then you should come and visit and have a look around the area.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Frank Noshari answered:

I work with some investors and home buyers that like to purchase home to live in, latter on to sell or rent and make money, Austin is growing and when you purchase a home in it’s market price or hopefully lower, you can’t go wrong,,, if you like to get more information, let me know I will e-mail you the list of homes close to Samsung and let you know of their elementary rating for you to make your decision. ... more
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Mon Nov 8, 2010
Scott Butcher answered:

If you mean 'investment' as in a home that will appreciate substantially in value over a 3,5,10 year period, then I'd probably say no. Land prices in NE Austin are cheaper than most other areas in Austin (thus lower home prices) because that area is generally viewed as less desirable for a myriad of reason: limited City utilities (water/sewer), soil conditions that are not great (have the potential to cause foundation problems down the road), limited roadway infrastructure (getting better) and a limited supply of retail to support the surrounding homes.

In my honest opinion, assuming you buy at a market price, your home will likely be worth around what you pay for it today in 3-5 years time. I think the overhang of foreclosures in NE Austin & Pflugerville will keep a 'lid' on prices in those areas for the next few years. Additionally, once 'lot developers' come back into the game there are thousands of planned lot deliveries slated for the NE Austin area that will keep a ceiling on home prices in that area. I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but that's just my opinion. I think for true 'investment' purposes you can do better in other areas (closer to major roadways/highways, schools, job centers, etc.).

I would recommend speaking with a reputable Buyer's Agent to help you find the best area / submarket for you that fits your price range.

Good luck!
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