If you are considering moving to Dallas, believe me, you are not alone. Current estimates state that almost 800 people per day are making the move to Big D. As one of America’s fastest growing cities, it is no surprise both people and companies are calling Dallas their home.
More Than Just Dallas
First and foremost, know that moving to Dallas does not necessarily mean you need to live in the city. If a small commute to work does not bother you, some of the suburbs in Dallas offer a lot more value for your dollar in terms of both leases and buying a home. For instance, living in Uptown, you can expect to pay upwards of $2,500/month for a small two-bedroom apartment. Something similar in Frisco can be found for about $1,500/month.
Finding the Action
If you like nightlife and restaurants, living in Uptown is a good choice. You are going to pay more for location, but you can literally live in the area and get around fine without a car. There is free transportation in the form of the Uptown trolley as well as ample public transportation. Additionally, you can get just about anywhere you want to go with a fairly inexpensive Uber ride.
The Job Market
As stated above, companies are starting to flock to the Dallas area. This means the job market in Dallas right now is absolutely booming. This is especially true for the hospitality and marketing sectors. Jobs are just as plentiful in areas around Dallas, such as Frisco, which is home to the Dallas Cowboys training facility and complex, The Star. The PGA is expected to come to the area soon as well.
The Housing Market
As mentioned briefly above, housing is becoming a bit more expensive than in years past. With the population boom has come a LOT of new construction. However, even with the higher priced homes, there are still some bargains to be found in the city with some older construction. The same can be said for those of you interested in leasing. The rental market is among the top 20 in the country right now for major cities, but some of the older complexes are offering significant discounts and move-in specials to lower the annual rate.
This is where working with a Dallas realtor can really help. Realtors in Dallas are tapped into the best deals and discounts currently being offered by both homeowners who rent, high-rise buildings, and apartment complexes. Many of these deals are not even advertised and the ONLY way you would ever know about them is through a local realtor. So, if you are serious about moving to Dallas and want the best deal possible, sign up today for a free custom search or give Chris a call at 214-430-8844!
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