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Market Conditions in Oak Lawn : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 3, 2014
Kenneth "Kenny" Bebensee answered:
The area is great but the schools around there are not. You can choose another school, however you might have to pay. Check with DISD.
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Fri Sep 6, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
I show something like $750/year ballpark. The specific ones for this home are not listed.

Any home that looks or feels like this in this area should have some type of HOA dues. Typically if they are lower like this you might pay all your own utilities and building insurance. Some that are higher might include water/sewer/trash and building insurance or exterior repairs.

Let me know if you would like to see inside.

Here are some others in the area you might also like.
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Bruce Lynn answered:
HOA fees are a always have to check to see what value they provide and consider what you value. Some of the more expensive ones, may include security, concierge, pool, gym. Never go to the gym, then you're paying for something you don't need. Never use the pool...same thing. Don't value a view....then don't live in a high rise as you will be paying for elevator maintenance and window cleaners. There are HOAs that don't have those amenities. If you do value them, then they might be worth paying for. Maybe cheaper to share pool expenses than buy a house with a pool.

My thought is over time people want to be closer to amenities, don't have time to take care of a yard and pool themselves and if gas prices rise much more than $4/gal people will want to live in the city, close to work, or near a commuter line. We're starting to see the foreclosures shake out when people paid crazy prices.....for what I've seen some sell for lately, it is under the replacement costs. Seems like prices are starting to go back up.

You can look at homes in this link:

You can also see some of my top picks in this link:
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