Malakia & Kellar – One Year Review

We are back at it with the one year reviews from my clients of 2015. Today we get to hear from Chauntel and Bendita. Buying a home in Dallas was a first for the both of them but buying a home was nothing new to Bendita. It was something new for Chauntel. I asked them to share their experience for people relocating to Dallas and the atmosphere of the area that they have now call home.

My Tidbit: I’m a personal fan of their view. I mean I personally would never leave if I had their view but enough about me. Here is their story.

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This view though.
What type of home were you considering?
Bendita: I WANTED AN “INTERESTING SPACE”, AND THOUGHT I WOULD END UP WITH A TOWNHOUSE OR SINGLE FAMILY HOME, SINCE I HAVE TRADITIONALLY HATED CONDOS. BUT GETTING A CONDO WAS REALLY THE BEST DECISION WE COULD’VE MADE AT THIS STAGE IN OUR LIVES.
Chauntel: I thought we would end up in a townhouse, I wanted an industrial modern space but didn’t know if that was realistic or available in the area. We were glad to find this and feel like it fits great for us now.
What city did you purchase your home in?
Bendita: DALLAS, TX (THE CEDARS)
Chauntel: Got a condo [south of] downtown because it’s all about location
Was it your first choice location? If not, what areas did you consider?
Bendita: WE WERE LOOKING AT DOWNTOWN AND UPTOWN LOCATIONS, ALL IN DALLAS, TX.
Now that you have lived in your city for a year, what is it that you like about your city?
Bendita: I LOVE THAT WE ARE A $5 UBER RIDE FROM 75% OF MOST OF WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO. IT ALSO DOESN’T HURT THAT THE FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF DALLAS ARE SO CHEAP.
Chauntel: I love DFW, its easy to get anywhere and is a good home base. I also like the small group of friends we have made.
What attracted you to your neighborhood?
Bendita: I LOVE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE JUST STARTING TO TRANSITION UP. I LOVE THE GRITTY MIX OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE AND WATCHING THE INPUTS THAT PROVIDE THE IMPETUS FOR CHANGE. I HATE STERILE NEIGHBORHOODS. IT ALSO DOESNT HELP THAT I AM 1 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY FROM 35E, 30, AND 75.
Chauntel: The proximity to everything else and the view.
What is something that you like about your neighborhood now that you have lived there for a year?
Bendita: I AM ENJOYING WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD INCREASE!
Chauntel: Alamo drafthouse … Lol
What advice would you give a first time homebuyer?
Bendita: BE PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS. THIS WAS MY SECOND HOUSE PURCHASE AND IT NEVER GETS EASIER.
Chauntel: Be patient, it’s like the hunger games. Don’t get too emotionally invested too soon. You will have to find a good fit for yourself and also for the seller/developer.
Chauntel & Bendita’s wall art in their home.

 

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