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Rent vs Buy in Gregg County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Aug 1, 2009
Beets answered:
The answer depends on where you're coming from, what you're hoping to find and remember - everything is relative. To me, Longview seems pretty small (but with everything you need to be comfortable). The school districts are decent - certainly better than Tyler's or Marshall's and some of the outlying areas - but could be improved. Hallsville ISD has a good reputation. There are private schools nearby and I know several families that home school. There is - like with every other city - neighborhoods and areas that are more affluent and more desirable than others.

One of the answers said that there is lots of crime and drugs. Again, it depends. Yes, there's crime and drugs in Longview, but there is crime and drugs everywhere. This isn't, say, Compton on the east side of Los Angeles. To me, Longview seems safe and small-townish. If you grew up in the country, it may feel different to you. If you to see where crime is occuring and what type, check out the News Journal newspaper site and check out the crime map.

Houses are affordable. Cost of living is low. Your money goes a long way. There are places to eat, things to do, clean water to drink, relatively fresh air. Close enough to the Metroplex without being too big. Traffic is easily manageable. It's not a bad place to be.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Dominick Dina answered:
Hi Cynthia,

Great question!! The answer is yes, by all means.

A local real estate agent knows their area and can help you find the home you want with the least amount of wasted time.

The way we use computers today, you can have tow or three prospects picked out before you leave Cleveland.

Hope you have a great move into your new home.

Regards,

Dominick Dina, Brokwer/Owner
Christian Realty San Antonio
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