I glad to hear that you will be to Houston!! First step have you been pre approved?? If not I can help as I am a mortgage banker that works in Houston and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have as I would be more than happy to help you get into a home here in Houston!!
NMLS ID # 252320
Branch NMLS ID # 312927
K&G Capital Mortgage a Division of Houstonian Mortgage Group, Inc
7026 Old Katy Rd Suite 280
Houston, TX 77024
832-813-0100 ext 332
I was in your shoes one upon a time moving here from Fort Walton Beach, Florida myself - not quite Palm Beach!! ;)
The home you selected is beautiful with great features! 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, and views of the water - So I commend you on your selection. However, I am concerned since you are moving to Houston that this specific property will be a considerable drive if you plan on working anywhere near inner city Houston.
I have selected a few properties for you to consider which are closer into central Houston. My criteria was 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage & over 2,000 sqft. I searched for listings between $200,000 and $300,000.
Houston Single Family Homes:
I have also selected homes in the 77058 zip code, which is where 18739 Egret Oaks Ln is. I used the same search criteria as above.
Single Family Homes:
Townhomes (This includes the 18739 Egret Oaks Ln listing):
I hope I have been helpful! I would love to assist you when you arrive. I'm located in Bellaire, Texas but I work throughout Houston and the surrounding cities. I am happy to share previous client referrals with you so you are certain you are in good hands.
Coldwell Banker United, RealtorsÂ®
5111 Bellaire Blvd. / 77401
Home is where the heart is... Let me help you find the perfect Home to fill a lifetime of memories.
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Looks like your looking for more of that Florida "feel" here in the Houston area. Your coming to the #1 real estate market in the country. But don't let that make you nervous, still great opportunities in purchasing homes all over the Houston area. This home is located in southwest Houston known as "Clear Lake". The area is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the 3rd largest private boat fleet in the country! Boating is a big activity in this area. Great schools as well.
Plenty of price points and styles of homes to look at. You have moved several times...what are you nervous about? Let us know how we can assist you. Before you get here, we can mail you a relocation packet full of information on Houston plus build you a private web portal that will search for homes that meet your parameters. Look forward to hearing from you.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
Glad to hear that you are moving to Houston. I appreciate you doing your homework to find your dream home. The property on Egret Oaks Lane, is very nice and turnkey. I am familar with the area because I don't live very far and drive past it all the time. Also, I was at the real estate office that has the listing and know the realtor.
I have not been to that property in a while, so I'm going to go by and check it out. Please call me if you have any questions, I can be reached at 281-814-8332. I would be happy to work with you.
Diana Lawless GRI
17000 El Camino Real Ste.107
Houston, Tx 77058
Joe Cano - Realtor/Locator
Where is your office location going to be in Houston? Depending on the commute, and your "must-haves" your choices will vary.
The suggestions made to you by both the hairdresser and recruiter are good. I still suggest you see for yourself if that is what you are looking for. Just to give yourself the satisfaction of having seeing both the urban and suburban areas, you should visit both types to make an informed decision.
As others, I have helped those coming in to Houston and will be happy to do the same for you.
Texas Top Realty, LLC
You're wise to gather as much information as possible, in order to make an informed decision. As one who has welcomed many new Houstonians to the area, I've got to let you know that townhomes are not your best option if resale is major consideration for you. There's been a glut of them on the market for a while, and many are eventually leased out because they didn't sell. Appreciation over a two-year period is at best minimal ... you can probably hope to do no better than break even, and that's under optimal conditions.
You're getting lots of information from various sources, all with different points of view. That can be helpful or confusing, depending upon what's most important to you.
Houston is an incredibly diverse city ... lots of choices as to location, type of home, price range, etc. A terrific 3000 sq. ft home can be yours for under $200k in one area ... that number wouldn't buy you much more than a 1000 sq. ft. 40-year old condo in another. While we can talk about this forever, there is no substitute for a hands-on experience.
I'd love to set something up, so that we can drive the areas and see what you can buy, as well as peruse the surrounds. This way, you can associate the property and location with your wants and needs.
If you're interested in purchasing the property you sent (or a similar unit) the MLS number on this home is ... 71196062 ... and you can see the entire listing (including maintenance fees, taxes, etc.) on http://www.har.com. My contact information and website are below. I look forward to hearing from you.
My partner, Randall Martin, and I specialize in helping people relocate from other states. We know all of the areas you specified well, and can help guide you through the process. Our office is centrally located in the heart of River Oaks. Let us know what we can do to help. Talk to you soon...V
Prefer TH or turnkey/low maintenance but resale is a huge factor - considering I don't know if I will have a job after 2 years and I will probably be working a lot of hours to try and fit in and do good at my job.
77007, 77006 etc.
I've got different viewpoints -from a hairdresser I saw during my interview: Midtown or Montrose/Neartown says is more modern, eclectic, better resale and close to everything.
From a recruiter I got Washingon/Memorial Park/Heights as the best for amenities, conveniences, safety, close to everyday needs, lots of cultural things to do, very walkable.
To me, readers and those that have lived and breathed the area including realtors know the best in most cases...so looking for some real advice on where to begin. Price range is dependent upon what I get and the amenities of course, but can spend up to $360K - hopefully less.
Thanks so much community voices - hopefully I have lots of choices!!