There is such thing as a national real estate market. You're moving to Texas, and if you decide to rent while you get to know the area around Boerne, that is definitely your prerogative. But, five of the best performing home sale markets of 2009 were in Texas. We did not encounter the economic downturn to the same extent that much of the country did. We were not immune, but we were the last region of the country to fall and we were one of the first to begin showing signs of progress. Get to know the market with the help of a qualified Texas Realtor, and throw out everything you thought you knew about real estate. I, too, moved to Texas from California, and it's just a fact that things are dramatically different between these two states. Find a Boerne Realtor using the Find a Pro feature on trulia.com, and ask them to help you locate a rental property. One tip I would suggest is to try to find a home to buy, that you may consider leasing for a few years until you can purchase it. No sense moving twice if the owner here in Texas is willing to lease their home to you for a year or two. This has proven to be a mutually beneficial solution for many new Texans in the last couple of years. Even if the home isn't listed for lease, ask the agent to find out if the owners would consider a lease. The worst they'll say is 'no'.
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