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Take a Shorter Route to Homeownership: Relocate to DFW for These Occupations

March 28, 2019

We already know that the Dallas-Fort Worth metro is a great place to live. According to a recent study, it’s also a great place to relocate to for certain occupations. Depending on your career path, you can also take a shorter route to homeownership, too. Relocate to DFW for certain occupations and save more each month for a down payment. Riverside Homebuilders can make it happen even faster with 100% financing in many of our communities.

The research conducted by PropertyShark took a close look at major metros around the country. They determined the median income for a wide range of occupations and then subtracted the cost of living, including media rent. The remainder reflects the potential for monthly savings to put toward a down payment on a home.

In Dallas, the monthly living costs were calculated to be $4,297, including rent. Here’s what PropertyShark determined for the occupations in Dallas that allowed for the most savings that could contribute to buying a home sooner:

  • Business and Financial Operations: Monthly income $5,286 estimated monthly savings $989
  • Computer, Engineering, and Science: Monthly income $5,865, estimated monthly savings $1,568
  • Legal: Monthly income $9,424, estimated monthly savings $5,127
  • Management: Monthly income $5,845, estimated monthly savings $1,548

The Fort Worth area presents some of the same opportunities, as well as a few different ones. Here, the monthly cost of living is calculated at $4,279

  • Architecture and Engineering: Monthly income $7,031, estimated monthly savings $2,752
  • Computer, Engineering, and Science: Monthly income $6,402, estimated monthly savings $2,123
  • Management: Monthly income $5,531, estimated monthly savings $1,252

Let’s say you were looking at buying a new home for $270,000. A 20% down payment would be $54,000. Someone in computer, engineering, science or management careers in the Dallas area could save up that down payment in less than 3 years; in Fort Worth, based on the median income, a computer, engineering, or science professional could reach that mark in a little more than 2 years. 

Zero down payment to low down payment options

But you don’t have to wait for years. Use a low or no down payment mortgage program to move even more quickly. Riverside Homebuilders has communities of new construction, single-family homes throughout the DFW metro area that qualify for the USDA home loan, allowing for zero down payment for qualified buyers. Even with an FHA home loan—which requires only 3.5% to 10%—you can still buy that home much sooner than later!

We currently have 8 communities that offer the serenity of country living with an easy commute to the city.

Kimbrough Place, Azle: Less than a mile from Eagle Mountain Lake, homes from 1,893 to 2,175 square feet, starting at $236,900.

Hillcrest Meadows, Decatur: Nestled in the rolling hills but close to the heart of Decatur, homes from 1,929 to 2,254 square feet, starting at $259,900.

Vintage Square, Gainesville: Live in a small but active college town, homes from 1,703 to 2,601 square feet, starting at $204,900.

Canyon Ridge, Godley: Minutes from beautiful Benbrook Lake, homes from 1,949 to 3,035 square feet, starting at $289,900.

Rustic Meadows, Godley: Peaceful community and an easy drive to Fort Worth, homes from 1,949 to 2,254 square feet, starting at $244,900.

Indian Harbor, Granbury: Waterfront living on Granbury Lake, with lots of community amenities, homes from 1,839 to 2,254 square feet, starting at $239,900.

Springwood Ranch, Springtown: Large homesites in a scenic location, homes from 1,839 to 2,254 square feet, starting at $242,900.

Rocky Ridge, Weatherford: Country living near Eagle Mountain Lake and downtown Azle, homes from 1,839 to 1,929 square feet, starting at $244,900.

Don’t wait to restart your life. Follow your career path to the DFW area and let Riverside Homebuilders give you the value of owning a home. Take a look at our DFW Relocation Guide, and talk to Rachel to learn more about becoming a homeowner on the fast track!


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