Start with choosing a RealtorÂ® - preferably one that is on this forum (that's why we are here!) Whoever you choose will be able to help you identify the areas that will have what you need. I would love to help and beside being a RealtorÂ®, I am a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator.
Arnold Richie, RealtorÂ®
Terry Burnaman Realtors
I have a lot of questions for you.
Are you in Houston now and currently renting?
What do you want most in the area you live in?
When you say Busline, are you meaning walking distance to the bus because of work commute or because you prefer not to use a car?
Have you had a chance to research a bit on the different areas in and around Houston?
The requirement for 3/2, 1800 sf around $250,000 may not be difficult, however, that all depends on what you are comfortable with in a given neighborhood.
I would like to help you determine some options. If you are not already working with someone, please call or email and I will be happy to talk to you.
Welcome to Houston...
There are many areas in The Greater Houston Area that would fit your needs... But more information will be needed in order to help guide you in the right direction. Im currently helping several Trulia Clients and would love to help assist you. Feel free to contact me with more information and I can send direct links to homes based on your requirements.
You can also search here to find homes: http://www.HouseHuntingHouston.com/search-all-mls-listings/
I can recommend a couple of areas quite close to where we live and work ... we're also "mature with pets," so we're already on the same page. I did a peripheral search, and came up with several homes that could work well for you.
Please contact me via e-mail or phone, so that we may further discuss matters. I look forward to hearing from you.