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Kfyoshie,  in Houston, TX

best neighborhood bang for buck

Asked by Kfyoshie, Houston, TX Thu Jan 27, 2011

good schools, homes with pools, not foreclosed or HUD

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Houston and surounding area are doing great right now. With that said Houston is so wide open. Your best bet is to figure out where there comfort zone is like distance to work, shops, etc... hopefully that can help.
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Best neighborhood for the buck…that one requires a little consideration. Consider VALUE in the schools, ammenities, area shopping, hospitals, the commute to and from work. All these factors must be considered in value. Also the overall tax rate. You can get a lot of house for a small amount of money. You must ask your self is it about the BIGGEST house or SPACE…or is it the whole package you are looking for.
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I have alot of agents that we work with out in Houston...Contact me and I can give you their info.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 27, 2011
Hi! Kfyoshie
Well you've asked loaded question, It's called streering and we all know what happens to folks that do it! Right...
Whether Realtor works in the cities,towns or out in the rural areas of Texas we love our city, towns,neighborhoods.
So this hard question for Realtor to answer because there area always best.
But I'm not going to tell you ones better than the other, because we who live in these area love them beacuse they hold something special for each Realtor
And because this decicsion what you must decided on for yourself and your family needs and wants...Right!

And if you find or thinking of a certain neighborhood, then go to there on weekend and talk to the people who live in the neighborhood. because this can be best information as well as true and honest answer on the school district if they have kids in school or have had kids in school in past 1yr .

See if there is a police substation and either call or go talk to them about the neighborhood. Because there tons of information on many websites with tons of facts and information,

But the best facts you can find is talking to those who live in the neighborhood as well the schools their children may be attending...
Kfyoshie you say agent then you have no problem to walk up and speak with those in the neighborhood or area that your want to buy a home.
And here few links

Good Luck
Stephen A. Steele
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I would disagree with the person who said Spring, unless you are looking at the Klein ISD part of spring. Spring ISD has been on the decline for years. I went there, and it's just become pretty horrible. Crime has risen in the 45/ FM 1960 area, and property values have tanked. Spring on the West side Kuykendahl is a good area with good schools, but I don't know that the bang for the buck you are looking for is there.

I would say that the Cypress area and Katy are the best bang for your buck with some of the best schools in the state. South Katy is more desirable, but it probably doesn't have the value you're looking for. North Katy to the Cypress/ Hwy 6 area have tons of properties, in good school districts, and there are no shortages of good deals. I hope that helps.


Brandon Newton
Green Dawn Realty
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Every area has is pros and cons. Use the link below to give you a idea of the areas you want to look at. They give you a break down of the schools and what is in the area. Before you go looking for a house make sure you get pre-qualified even if you have great credit, selling agents want to see a pre qual letter.
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I work a very large area around Houston, and I would say that Spring (North Area) has the best price per sq. ft. You can get a huge house for less money than anywhere else that I know of. The only problem is that it's hard to commute out of Spring, which is why the houses are listed lower. But if you like older homes (80's) with character and are okay with a tougher commute, Spring might be worth looking into. Also, Richmond (West Area) has some really good deals, but the crime can be bad out there. It just depends on what your willing to sacrifice for a good deal. There are a few other areas also. Feel free to contact me for more info.

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Answer off the top of my head would be Sterling Ridge in the Woodlands though. : )
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There are a lot of neighborhoods that meet this criteria. The question is, what area do you want to be in? Houston is a big place and the suburbs are just as big! Email or call me and I can tell you where to look and I can even send you a list of homes that meet your criteria. I have lived here all of my life and have been an agnet for 7 years so I am very familiar with Houston and the real estate market.

Diane Hermis
Total Real Estate Services
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Quick answer off the top of my head? I've always liked Longwood in Cypress. I don't live in Cypress, I'm in The Woodlands, but had a buddy that lived there and I was always impressed with it...
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Question to you is how much are you qualified for governs how a Realtor could assist with your search

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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