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How Much House Can You Buy For $500,000 - Dallas

It’s not just cowpunchers who hang their spurs in Dallas, the country’s ninth-largest city, anymore. From the place where America got its meat and textiles, Dallas has become one of the major places the country gets its tech, with both AT&T and Texas Instruments headquartered there – though that doesn’t mean you can’t get that meat there, obligatorily in the form of sauce-dripping barbecue, because it’s still Texas, after all.

Related: How Much House Can I Afford?

The Cost of Dallas

Dallas real estate values took a pretty hard hit after the recession-causing housing bubble popped, but they’ve risen 13.7 percent since last year, according to Zillow, and are likely to continue to rise.

In other words, right now is still a buyer’s market, which makes it an optimal time to get in on Dallas real estate if you like your abundant tech jobs served with a side of languid cowboy charm, and possibly cornbread.

And it turns out you can get your mitts on some great Dallas homes for sums that would barely make the price of admission in other burgs on the ten-biggest-in-the-US list (ahem, Frisco). Here are some choice listings under $500,000 on Zillow:

  • 10006 Milltrail Dr
    Location: 10006 Milltrail Dr Price: $450,000 Size: 5 Beds, 2.5 Baths, 3,052 sq ft Highlights: "Traditional home under an arbor of trees. Pretty drive up with large porch. See brick flooring in entry and den." Photo credit: Zillow

Are you considering a move to Dallas in the near future? Find out how much house you can afford with SmartAsset.

Photo Credit: Robert Hensley

Alex Silady Alex is a graduate of New York University's journalism school. He has penned and edited articles, features and videos for news, politics and entertainment websites, both in the US and abroad. His specialties are archival research and the history of finance. His areas of expertise include home buying, small businesses and banking. Alex's hobbies include video games, especially RPGs, and following NHL hockey.
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