My crystal ball is in the shop for a tune-up. However....
Just helped a 1st time buyer purchase in Pine Mill Ranch in Katy. That entire Katy (including Kelliwood) area is doing very well with the Energy Corridor growing, great Katy schools and easier access into Houston via I-10 and Westpark Toll Road.
Tomball is also growing very fast, but for different reasons. Mainly mature trees, small town feel and more land for the money plus great Tomball schools. Hwy 249, once widened, will improve odds of appreciation. Strong employers like HP and United Airlines.
Kingwood and the NE areas of Houston have a lot of growth potential. Great communities like Kingwood, Eagle Springs and Fall Creek. Wonderful Humble schools and quicker access to downtown Houston than any other out-lying area. 25 minutes from Eagle Springs at 7am rush hour.
All that said, the location of the home, condition of the home and the general local economy will have the biggest influence on your home's future value when you sell in 5-7 years. If you think we are at the bottom with the economy and the future will grow in 5-7 years, you will be fine regardless of where you purchase. There are many other factors (floorplan of home, quality of builder, things YOU do to the home after purchase, etc) that effect the future value. Your best bet is to get with a Realtor to discuss what you want to purchase and why, then all of these factors can be accessed.
I work all of these area and show buyers here. Let me know if I can assist you. Good luck!
I have a soft spot for Tomball because of all the trees, great schools and the Lonestar College system, but one area you may also check out is Cypress.
All of the areas you are looking at are great choices, if you have specific home amenties that you wish to have and would like to send me your wish list, I can send you customized searches with mapping so you can get to know each area and what they have to offer.
As you have indicated interest in master-planned communities located some distance apart for each other, I can only assume you do not need to locate near a particular employment area or family and friends. The responses you have already received clearly defne future prospects for any of these communities but over the last decade, it has clearly been illustrated that families now buy 'homes' that uniquely fit their desires and circumstances. Homes are reasonable investments but so much more to each family.
I would suggest that before you visit Houston and see these communities for yourself, look up the website for each of these communities to get an overview of the amenities, along with viewing the builders' plans for the area. These websites have a great deal of information and will prevent you from feeling overwhelmed when visiting.
When we assist in relocating families to Houston and the surrounding area, we work hard to help our buyers move here with minimal red-tape or inconvenience. We maintain constant contact with our clients to make the most efficient use of their time in searching for a new home.
I've been a real estate broker since 1981 and have lived in Houston since 1967. I would be pleased to assist in your move to our area.
Brenda Peavy, Broker
If you are not working with a realtor I would love to assist you with your research and your purchase of your new home. You can contact me at 281-798-4100
Many questions must first be answered. Please feel free to call me and we can discuss in greater detail. (832)419-0994
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