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Texastea, Other/Just Looking in Houston, TX

Are houses easier to resell in The Woodlands than Spring or Magnolia, etc? Ie, is the market in the Woodlands more liquid?

Asked by Texastea, Houston, TX Sat Mar 20, 2010

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Historically, The Woodlands has better resale value then surrounding areas. The restrictions and covenants help keep the area pristine. This is a master planned community that has everything Buyers are looking for....
Parks, pools, safe neighborhood, exemplary schools, hike and bike trails, shopping, good neighbors, highly coveted builders - both custom and non - custom. All the builders have to adhere to strict building practices for the area. Please call me at 832-236-6836 or email me at cecelias@garygreene.com for any additional information.
CeCelia Smith
Prudential gary Greene, Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 14, 2010
The desirability of any area is always about consumers’ perception of what it has to offer given their needs. I don’t know what you mean by “liquid market”, but if I understand you correctly, you may be asking how quickly houses in The Woodlands may be selling. This is a question consumers ask all the time and there is a multitude of ways to answer it. The quick answer is “Yes”, The Woodlands market is very fluid primarily because of our community’s transient nature. The end result: there’s high demand. Pricing on the other hand is the result of the competitive nature of our market. Like with any other product, its economics’ equilibrium depends on the demand over the available supply.
Prepared and informed real estate professionals in our area are very capable of defining specific answers to your circumstances when you share in confidence your housing needs and price ranges. Since there’s no such thing as ‘average’ when you compare dissimilar properties, your selected agent will be able to share with you specifics given your situation.
By the mere fact that there's more demand for The Woodlands, given the many factors contributing to its desirability, you could say that a home will sell faster. Having said that, the speed at which any property sells always comes to how that home is 'positioned' on the market relative to what's available. You can always count on 'Pricing' being the fundamental factor as to why any property will sell; however, secondary elements like specific location, condition and features of the home should not to be overlooked.
The Woodlands has the advantage of its numerous amenities, highly controlled deed restrictions, and consistency of construction throughout. Quality of life is always measured by many factors like: safety, variety of recreational environments, quality of education, diversity of worship facilities, proximity to shopping and jobs, and ease of commuting to Houston and airports are some of the most frequently mentioned.

Communities like Magnolia and Spring have a large diversity of environments ranging from smaller subdivisions to upper-end acreage communities. Some of the larger acreage Montgomery county subdivisions tend to attract different types of homeowners who are more likely to appreciate a little more elbow-room, and be a little less dependent on immediate access to some of the attributes described about The Woodlands. Although they are in a statistical minority, most people who are attracted to those areas would argue that quality of life is having the ability to create their own environments and not feel like they’re too close to all of their neighbors.
The community of spring is a whole different story. Since Spring encompasses a broad spectrum of subdivisions, there's much inconsistency to the area. Because of the U.S. postal system’s way of assigning zip codes, many people not familiar with the area mistakenly believe that The Woodlands is within Spring. While a portion of Spring is in within Harris county, other newer subdivisions within Spring are located in Montgomery county. There are some very desirable subdivisions within the various areas, but it’s impossible to make a general assessment about “Spring” since it is not wholly integrated. Just like Spring, it’s equally impractical to define Magnolia, Conroe, Montgomery, and others, as areas that can be easily analyzed like The Woodlands can be.
At the end of the day it’s always best to partner-up with a highly knowledgeable real estate professional that is familiar with each area and can identify the correct plan of action for your family. A competent real estate agent will be able to conduct a needs analysis first, then determine what’s important for your family and subsequently make recommendations based on your stated needs.

Once you determine your goal, your selected agent should make sure that you get into the right property at the right price. Compare your preferred selection prior to comparables in the area in order to ensure a good exit strategy when it’s time to sell. Getting in at the right price will help you and your Realtor to position your property when it’s time to sell if you ever decide to move. According to local statistics most homeowners will sell within seven years of purchasing the home.

You will want to compare specific areas prior to purchasing, so be sure to ask your agent of choice to perform a “Days On the Market” analysis for your areas of interest. Days On the Market analysis is just one more indicator of the market at any point and time and always good to look at it before you buy. Remember though, this is just an indicator for the recent past and present, but as good as your agent may be – he, or she, cannot predict the future.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 20, 2010
Most of The Woodlands is Spring, Spring is very large area and it depends on the subdivision. Yes, property in The Woodlands sells quickly in most case. Price point is another measurement and location and condition of the home. Homes in The Woodlands are more expensive then others in Spring.

Magnolia is very large area also, many of the subdivisions are acreage subdivisions. There also is a lot of unrestricted property, this can be mixed with manufacturer homes. Both Magnolia and Spring have good schools, which is key to property values maintaining and increasing.

Hope this helps, if you have additional questions please let me know, you can reach me directly at 713.751.9099 ~ Sheila
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 20, 2010
I would say a definite yes. The Woodlands has always been a hotspot . It is prestigous to live in The Woodlands and TW has everything from the beautiful mall and waterways, concerts, dog parks, restaraunts..you never have to leave. They have their own hospitals and one of the best mass marketing anywhere, The lower end homes in TW (150-180,000) sell within days during the summer at list price and above.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 20, 2010
Typically due the master planned community aspect of The Woodlands, yes it is usually easier to sell a home in The Woodlands. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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