You are overloading, mentally: Too many possibilities!
Sit down at home, and make a list of your PRIORITIES; then reduce it down to four or five.
With a long list of priorities, you are never going to find a house that meets all of them.
Can you imagine what your Realtor is going through?
I have been there.
If you find a house that precisely meets four or five; you will be happy.
Making a list of what is MOST important to you will help you decide on the one that suits you and your family best. When I show homes to my clients I often ask them to rate a home on a 1-10 scale, so it is easy for them to make a decision at the end of the day.
Remember once you own a home and decide to sell it, it will sell for the same reason you love it and bought it to begIn with.
I have helped many families find their dream home. The process is easy and very rewarding. If you are looking for a stress free transaction, please give me a call and I would be happy to show you homes in both locations and help you with your purchase from beginning to end...
Georgina Van Camp
Keller Williams realty
There are many areas of Cypress that you may want to consider. (i.e. Cypress Creek Lakes, Bridgeland, Blackhorse Ranch, and more) I personally think Fairfield is a great place to raise a family. It's got a small, home town feel to it, yet it's right off 290 so you have easy access to shopping, restaurants, etc.
Fairfield also houses the outlet mall and is about to get a new HEB. They are still building in Fairfield, so you have the option of new or a resale home. The homes hold their value very well as the homeowners association enforces deed restrictions.
Regardless of where you choose to live, make sure that the deed restrictions are strictly enforced. That is what helps homes maintain their value.
I'd be happy to send you some listings, if you give me specifics of what you're looking for. My contact info is below. Good luck!
Coldwell Banker United - Cy Fair office
I work mostly with buyers. Some come to me, like you, trying to decide between Katy vs. Cypress.
First of all Cypress is a beautiful area with its trees and green spaces. Some buyers tell me they want Cypress because of the Cypress Fairbank School District. There are plenty of shopping malls and also the shopping outlet. Entertainment and hobbies is important to others. Some immediately want to know where the area golf courses are located! Movie theaters, resturants, coffee shops and wine bars are located in various areas of the Cypress area. Clients also tell me that close proximity to medical facilities and hospitals is also very important to them either for themselves or their children. Access to major freeways such as 290, 249 and the beltway, and the metro is also important! All of this and more you will find in Cypress!
These are all things that will be important to you now as a homeowner. Later when you are ready to sale your house these same things will be important to "your buyer"! I can tell you are very smart buyers, looking at all aspects of purchasing a house! If you are not already working with a realtor, I would like to assist you further with the purchase of your house. I have been assisting buyers for 14 years and still enjoy seeing how happy they are at the closing table when they receive the keys to "their house"! While I have mentioned a few of the many important things to consider when purchasing there is so much more!! I try to make it a smooth process! Again, if you are not working with a realtor give me a call!
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