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Vboyd, Other/Just Looking in 77375

Is Northern Point subdivision safe or is there alot of crime in that area...I wondered because of the lowered home prices recently

Asked by Vboyd, 77375 Wed Apr 4, 2012

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Sunny Goode’s answer
Crime usally does'nt determine home prices, a good place to check out crime rates for different areas in and around Houston (and Tomball) if this is a concern to you can be checked at;
Home sales are actually up this month, check out the HAR report. Still, the inventory of homes, foreclosures and new construction all play a part in the comparative market analysis for a particular area, and the local economy plays a big part too. If you plan on moving in the next five years you may want to avoid buying in an area where values have been deteriating and buy where value has remained more consistant. Check out the subdivision on a weekend when most people are home. Do you see familys out and about with children playing etc; ASK the neighbors who actually live there!
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 24, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 12, 2012
Please check with the local police station in that area to check out the crime rate.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 4, 2012
If you are referring to the Northpointe subdivision in Tomball, there is not a lot of crime. However, just as the other posts have suggested it is a good idea to check with the local and county law enforcement dept. This area is very family oriented with schools close by but apartment buildings have been constructed in the area which can have an affect home sales pricing. Yet even with the apartments it does not appear to have slowed the market down or made a significant difference in pricing. Homes within the Tomball Northpointe subdivision are selling within 99% of list price vs sold price for 2013. If you have additional questions please feel free to give me a call at 281-610-7240.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 3, 2013
Northern point is a great neighborhood. lots of families. Homes that were foreclosed on were mostly bought by homeowners and not investers. this resulted in a much more family oriented neighborhood than just a year ago. the new entrance in the back gives flexibility to the subd. and now you and your child can ride your bikes to Blackshear El. without evergetting on Huffsmith Kohrville rd. the new traffic lights will increase the safety at the main entrance. if you bought here in the last year, count yourself lucky. All these improvements will surely drive up home values in the quaint little neighborhood.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Northern Point is a great subdivision. The only reason why it has gone down is because of the amount of foreclosures. I believe it is back on the rise again.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 8, 2013
Hello There,

The most comun method to determine value on residential properties is "The sales comparison approach"

The sales comparison approach in a real estate appraisal is based primarily on the principle of substitution. This approach assumes a prudent individual will pay no more for a property than it would cost to purchase a comparable substitute property. The approach recognizes that a typical buyer will compare asking prices and seek to purchase the property that meets his or her wants and needs for the lowest cost. In developing the sales comparison approach, the appraiser attempts to interpret and measure the actions of parties involved in the marketplace, including buyers, sellers, and investors.

Data collection methods and valuation process Data are collected on recent sales of properties similar to the subject being valued, called "comparables". Only SOLD properties may be used in an appraisal and determination of a property's value. Sources of comparable data include real estate publications, public records, buyers, sellers, real estate brokers and/or agents, appraisers, and so on. Important details of each comparable sale are described in the appraisal report. Since comparable sales aren't identical to the subject property, adjustments may be made for date of sale, location, style, amenities, square footage, site size, etc. The main idea is to simulate the price that would have been paid if each comparable sale were identical to the subject property. If the comparable is superior to the subject in a factor or aspect, then a downward adjustment is needed for that factor. Likewise, if the comparable is inferior to the subject in an aspect, then an upward adjustment for that aspect is needed. The adjustment is somewhat subjective and relies on the Appraiser's training and experience. From the analysis of the group of adjusted sales prices of the comparable sales, the appraiser selects an indicator of value that is representative of the subject property. It is possible for various Appraisers to chose different indicator of value which ultimately will provide different property value.

Steps in the sales comparison approach 1. Research the market to obtain information pertaining to sales, and pending sales that are similar to the subject property. 2. Investigate the market data to determine whether they are factually correct and accurate. 3. Determine relevant units of comparison (e.g., sales price per square foot), and develop a comparative analysis for each. 4. Compare the subject and comparable sales according to the elements of comparison and adjust as appropriate. 5. Reconcile the multiple value indications that result from the adjustment (upward or downward) of the comparable sales into a single value indication.

I hope this info helps. Regards AP
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 4, 2013

We've been living in the Northern Point subdivision since 2006. The reduction in home prices was because there were several bank foreclosures during the recession. Looking recently it appears all of those have worked their way out of the subdivision and all have now new owners. Our subdivision is back on the rise again in terms of prices. This is a solid family subdivision with varied occupations: teachers, policemen and women, college professors who have been here a long time. Its a very family friendly place where folks know each other and their kids by first name, looks out for each other, kids play on the streets and Halloween is a very noisy and busy affair with kids everywhere. We love it. Recently access in and out of the subdivision has improved greatly so traffic flow is better. It still feels like the country (we have deer occasionally run around) yet its actually only 5 min drive to 249.

Crime is very low. Although I never recommend wherever you are we have absent mindedly left out garage door open, and our doors unlocked and slept through it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 24, 2012
Just because a certain neighborhood has lower priced homes, doesn't mean that there's a lot more crime than other areas. It's just a sign of the times. To check for crime rates, contact your local authorities.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 12, 2012
It's a wonderful quiet neighborhood. The lowered home prices are due to our recent economy and so many homes on the market as well as a lowering of our taxes this year. I would certainly say that our neighborhood is worth a look. Good Luck in Your search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 7, 2012
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