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    We Are Considering Taking David Crockett's Path

    Telling Illinois "You may all go to hell, I'll go to Texas". Ironically I saw btleslie's thread just before going to post this. It is in the "what if" planning stage right now and could take a year to realize, but heck...the years go by so fast lately it's never too soon to plan.

    We are looking for ideas of where to land, needing to be within a 50-60 miles radius of DFW as my wife would keep working. I've already investigated getting my appraiser license and that's not such a big deal. The broker's license is another beast entirely. With the requirements for that one I'll forego that status as I rarely sell property anyway.

    Wondering what area would fit within those parameters. Looking to see what values are and would consider spending 300K +/- 10%. Wondering if that could get a newer house on some acreage. Would like a 3-4 bedroom ranch, newer than 1990, could be in need of cosmetic renovation. In poking around a little on the 'net I see 5 acre parcels in gated communities. Pretty sure I don't want/need that and don't want to pay an association fee for the pleasure.

    The wish list would include a three car garage or outbuilding, a shooting range (probably not going to happen in that locale), a swimming pool (to help beat those 98 degree summer days), a basement (really certain that doesn't exist), and nice neighbors with low taxes.
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    You'd be welcome here. You're not going to find too many basements in Texas, but you may find some storm shelters.

    Does your wife still work for American? Denton or Wise County might be your best bet to find what you're looking for.
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    You need to come down here and look around. There's a lot of empty not too far from town. Just depends on what you want.
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    Give up the whole thought of a basement and get you a bigger house upstairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Telling Illinois "You may all go to hell, I'll go to Texas". Ironically I saw btleslie's thread just before going to post this. It is in the "what if" planning stage right now and could take a year to realize, but heck...the years go by so fast lately it's never too soon to plan.

    We are looking for ideas of where to land, needing to be within a 50-60 miles radius of DFW as my wife would keep working. I've already investigated getting my appraiser license and that's not such a big deal. The broker's license is another beast entirely. With the requirements for that one I'll forego that status as I rarely sell property anyway.

    Wondering what area would fit within those parameters. Looking to see what values are and would consider spending 300K +/- 10%. Wondering if that could get a newer house on some acreage. Would like a 3-4 bedroom ranch, newer than 1990, could be in need of cosmetic renovation. In poking around a little on the 'net I see 5 acre parcels in gated communities. Pretty sure I don't want/need that and don't want to pay an association fee for the pleasure.

    The wish list would include a three car garage or outbuilding, a shooting range (probably not going to happen in that locale), a swimming pool (to help beat those 98 degree summer days), a basement (really certain that doesn't exist), and nice neighbors with low taxes.
    Hope it turns out better for you than David.
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    First, we'd welcome you with open arms!

    We have a boat load of members here that live up in the Dallas metroplex area that should be able to guide you.
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    With that price range, it's still a sellers market. I agree with wanting to be to the North part of DFW due to your wife's job. For pools, you can put one in for about a 1500 above ground. I'm thinking if you can get out of incorporated portions, with enough acreage, you can put in your own range. The basement..... Well it's not unheard of but I don't see that happening unless you build from scratch and design one in. Getting down 3, 4 or even maybe 5 feet isn't too tough, then you hit bedrock. that's where the high dollar excavating comes into play. The further off of the main routes, the cheaper the homes will be.
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    So you intend to come down here and lay down your life in defense of Texas liberty? Come on down !

    Seriously, if you're going to land in Dallas, I live in a hoppin' area in north Dallas called Frisco. It's a pretty thriving city, as is Plano to the south, McKinney to the east (yes, that McKinney, and it's a really nice place to live), or if you want to be more central to Dallas and Fort Worth, you could look over in TexasAviator's neighborhood in Grapevine. That's a nice area too.
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    You can get some small acreage places within your price range West of Weatherford in Palo Pinto County, and still be barely within your mileage goal. The city folks haven't invaded us too badly, so we're still country for now. It's not for everyone - at night there's not a sound, except for the crickets and frogs, and you can see stars without all the light pollution.

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    in he 300K range you have lots of options. You can go from postage stamp lots (my lot (less to mess with is the summer) to a few acres if you are willing to live out a ways.

    The only thing you dont have much chance of is a basement... basically with the soil we have you would spend another 300K to build one by the time you get it engineered!
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