Consider researching schools of interest on your own, don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you; perhaps the links may be of help...
I recommend that you get connected with a local Realtor that can help you find just the right property for your needs. You don't pay any Realtor fees as a buyer or renter, yet you get the same great services.... more
This one is not currently for sale. Unfortunately, Truila does not keep up to date information on all properties in the area. If you are looking for current listing information, you can visit www.har.com/ellenmangrum, and do a search, or you can contact me directly at 281-761-1633. Good luck!... more
This house is close to lots of shopping, yet tucked away to not feel too busy. Great schools--I also live in Spring so my kids went to schools there! Houses do not stay on the market long so I recommend you be approved for your mortgage and are ready to go. I am also a long-time mortgage loan originator and I can get you pre-approved quickly; pre-qualified is worthless so don't waste your time on that.
Sellers usually will not consider a contract without mortgage approval, so that's an important part of being prepared.
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- Option Fee/ option period -which is a fee you give sellers to temporary pull the house off of the market for you to do inspections, make sure everything is in working condition, ask for repairs and renegotiate the contract. In this time you can for any reason change terminate the contract. But if you terminate, you are not refunded your option fee or any money you spent on inspections. If you continue then the option fee is a credit at closing. ($100-$150 for 5-10days)
- earnest money - this Is deposited at the title company and let's the seller know you are serious about the property. It is usually 1% of the sales price. It is credited to you at closing. If you withdraw during the option period then the fee is refunded but after that then the seller gets to keep the money.
- home inspection - You always want to have a third party inspect the property to make sure there aren't any thing you didn't know about the property and to make sure things are working like the are suppose to. They usually range from $350-500 depending on termite inspection, pool, sprinklers, etc.
- closing fees - these are different for each type of loan but sometimes you can ask seller to contribute, roll a few into the loan.. But you would need to talk to a lender
- down payment - how much cash you want to put down, again you would need to talk to a lender for more info.
I have some great lenders that I work with and would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please call or email if I can help!... more
You know whatever the end sale price is on a model Home, it has so many upgrades, that if you had to pay for them or ask for them on top of the basic home model, it would cost you a lot more.
And when you sell the home down the road, you can always say, this was the model home for the
subdivision and buyers will understand that there are upgrades in this particular home that the
others in the subdivision may not have.
So good luck to you.
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Montgomery County seems to be much tougher to fight for proerty tax valuations than Harris County. The previous answers are correct in that they seem to want a true appraisel to determine value. However, a 30% increase in property taxes for the duration of the time that you plan to live in this home could be significant and it may be worth hiring an appraiser in order to fight them. Please contact me if you would like some contact information for appraisers in your area.
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Many reasons to make sure you are actually doing the right thing financially. You need to make sure that you are not too upside down on your current property, if your current home is so hyper inflated and I see it all the time in our market (Spring) you need to try to get your homes current mortgage down to reality if you at all can do so without moving. If you took out a second mortgage, home improvement loan etc....these are the problem right now. You bought when home prices were inflated and saw an opportunity to get a mortgage that rolled your credit cards inetc...and now you are hit twice as hard. If you can stay where you are discuss with your mortgage company options like reduction of interest rate if you have good credit, paying one note and a half will help to take a chunk off of your principal as well and save you THOUSANDS in intrest. Once you have your home down to market value or less then consider selling if you still want to that way you arent taking such a hit. Leasing your home is a wise choice if you need to move as well, rentals are flying off the market in our area and you can easily get what your mortgage cost you monthly if not more for rent, then list when the market is better and let the renters help pay down your debt.
But if you have to sell and have no choice it is a BUYERS market right now so make sure you are realistic about what you can sell your home for NOT what you want to sell it for or THINK it is worth otherwise you will have a listing get stale on this market and be out more money while it sits. So cut your losses and go forward you will get TWICE the house in our state now and fantastic deals are waiting to be had. I am a local agent always willing to give advise or help. Let me know if you should need anything in the future. Good Luck!... more
Many of my clients request to stay in Klein ISD, this school district has a great reputation and its popularity helps with resale. If your client prefers new construction, there is a lot of inventory in this area, particularly along Kuykendahl, which also has convenient access to Woodlands amenitiies.... more
Spring is a large area to cover with price points all over the charts. It will continue to have solid growth with areas around louetta and Stuebner filling in with development. There is a ton of activity along 2920, especially at Kuykendahl where I a Super Walmart, Kroger 15 plus dinning establishments, and others are already in place. Construction on a 24 hour fitness and Loews. Now that is an intersection! I think the establishment of The Woodlands to the north helps and Tomball is poised to explode. This area will continue to hold its own. The best of the area is between I-45 and 249. Stay away from Spring ISD. I would mark this area as an investment to continue to outperform the competition.... more