Out of state investing - Dallas TX area

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Hello. My wife and I (live in Medford, OR) have decided to take the leap and invest out of state. We’re looking at the Dallas, TX area including, Rowlett, Garland and Mesquite. Can anyone provide any info on investment property in these areas? We have an idea of average house cost and other indicators via Zillow, etc., but can someone provide info on good parts of town, rental market strength, economic info, anything else relevant would be great. Also a reference for a good PM co would be great!



Hey Josh, my opinion is that Rowlett would be the best out of all of those cities, then Garland and then Mesquite. There are good pockets of mesquite, you just have to be aware that many of your properties would be C+ to B- range. Anything you get in Rowlett could potentially be a good cash flow situation if you do not overpay for the property. Garland has both characteristics of Rowlett and Mesquite. With Garland, it definitely depends on the area because there are pockets of A, B and C properties there. I currently live in Rowlett and have one rental property in Rockwall and one in Mesquite.

@Josh Payne try the Texas forum for this question.  I think you'll get more local responses there.  Thanks!

I’m looking in that area and nearby neighborhood as well. PM me to compare notes. I’m almost close to pulling the trigger on a prop with 15% cap rate.

I live in rowlett. And pursue lots of deals in garland. It is the last affordable place in north dallas. U can still get under 100k in garland. Cant in rowlett, Richardson, plano

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