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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 08:19 PM
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18. Honestly, WD...
you have to think about where you're moving.

In my opinion, buying a manufactured home in Texas (ie Tornado Alley) is asking for trouble.

I'd far rather be renting in a solid dwelling with a foundation than buying a mobile or manufactured home. I've been a Texan for the last 36 years, and don't say this lightly!

Welcome to the neighborhood. I'm from Austin originally, but live near Dallas now. Hopefully Austin's real estate bubble will burst just a little to make it affordable for the little guy again, but it's changed a lot since I left.

I wouldn't completely discount the area just to the east of I-35 from about 290 south to about 29th street or thereabouts. It used to be very crime-ridden and iffy, but in the last decade, those folks who couldn't afford the gentrified bit to the west of I-35 began moving to the east side of the highway, and it's enjoyed a bit of a rennaissance, especially since the old Robert Mueller airport closed and moved out to Bergstrom.

Good luck!
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  -Need some help from Austin people... Wise Doubter  Apr-14-06 09:39 AM   #0 
  - Welcome to Austin!  acmejack   Apr-14-06 09:48 AM   #1 
  - I do A/C so I could get a job pretty much anywhere.  Wise Doubter   Apr-14-06 02:58 PM   #6 
  - Simple rule of thumb  Lithos   Apr-14-06 09:56 AM   #2 
  - Thanks  Wise Doubter   Apr-14-06 02:58 PM   #7 
  - so strange  muse   Apr-14-06 06:23 PM   #10 
  - The Buda/Kyle area is growing very fast  NoPasaran   Apr-14-06 10:26 AM   #3 
  - How is the area by the airport and McKinney Falls ?  Wise Doubter   Apr-14-06 02:56 PM   #5 
     - awful.  LightTheMatch   Apr-14-06 05:56 PM   #9 
  - sonia will be in shortly to  PDittie   Apr-14-06 10:42 AM   #4 
  - 78745  LightTheMatch   Apr-14-06 05:47 PM   #8 
  - You're talking my husband's old stomping grounds.  Longhorn   Apr-14-06 11:26 PM   #11 
  - My Father bought a house at the intersection of Winding Trail  acmejack   Apr-15-06 11:16 AM   #12 
  - How's the crime there nowadays?  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-16-06 08:13 PM   #17 
  - Yes, this post has good advice.  Dora   Apr-17-06 04:42 PM   #25 
  - Just out of curiosity, what is your best case scenario?  GloriaSmith   Apr-15-06 11:56 PM   #13 
  - My best case scenario would be...  Wise Doubter   Apr-16-06 09:12 AM   #14 
     - Honestly, WD...  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-16-06 08:19 PM   #18 
        - Tornados are very rare in Austin, especially south  jobycom   Apr-17-06 12:18 PM   #20 
           - I remember a couple of tornadoes  NoPasaran   Apr-17-06 02:21 PM   #22 
              - Global warming has changed things then.  fudge stripe cookays   Apr-17-06 03:49 PM   #23 
  - I live south of the river  bluestateguy   Apr-16-06 10:25 AM   #15 
  - Sounds great.  Wise Doubter   Apr-16-06 03:27 PM   #16 
     - reply  bluestateguy   Apr-17-06 10:27 AM   #19 
  - Guess that would depend on your definition of "undesirable."  jobycom   Apr-17-06 01:06 PM   #21 
  - Reply  Wise Doubter   Apr-18-06 12:18 PM   #27 
     - As another former Angelino living in Austin  martymar64   Apr-25-06 01:44 PM   #28 
        - Having moved from a beach region to Austin, I can sympathize.  jobycom   Apr-26-06 01:04 PM   #29 
  - I live in 78704....  ceile   Apr-17-06 04:30 PM   #24 
  - I live in 45 and own business property in 04  Melissa G   Apr-17-06 11:23 PM   #26 

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