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Home Buying in The Woodlands : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 31, 2017
Xenophon007 answered:
And in that NEXT 500-year flood - Aug 2017's Hurricane Harvey? How are things now (writing on 1 Sept.)?
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Fri Dec 16, 2016
UpNest answered:
You don't necessarily need an agent to buy a house. However, an agent can help you negotiate and figure out if your spending above or below market value. If you want to find an agent with a good rate in your local area, I would visit UpNest.com. ... more
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Sun Jun 5, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
That's a very broad question. If you already have in mind which subdivision you are interested in then I would suggest asking that question to your realtor. You'll have a better idea of what you are getting. ... more
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Wed Mar 16, 2016
Kevin Baker answered:
over the last year home prices in the area have rose about 1.7-2%. over past years they fluctuated 3-5% depending on the neighborhood and other features. home prices are expected to rise almost 4% from 2016 to 2017 in the Magnolia and The Woodlands area. Houston TX homes for sale and looking at sold comps, follow this trend with pockets of Houston and North Houston with slightly variable rates of increase. Real Estate is one of the most stable long term investments and even in short periods can gain considerable equity if buy smart. The key is to have an expert real estate agent provide good information to guide your buying decision and also a professional Realtor to give accurate comps and staging plus marketing advise to help sell your home for the most amount of money. ... more
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Wed Sep 30, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
That depends on the home, the updates, the subdivision etc. I see that you are a home buyer, so I would suggest that you ask your realtor to provide you with comps. If you don't have a realtor then I would suggest hiring one.

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Tue Sep 29, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
It is hard for any realtors to give you a figure without knowing the condition/updates of the home. I would suggest that you work with a local realtor and get comps on your property. You may want to contact Amanda below as she is offering you her service.

Take care,

Susie Kay
Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Certified Home Stager

United Real Estate Dallas
469-371-2899
www.dfwdreamhomes.net
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Pilar H answered:
Thank you Jeri. Any local lender listing?
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
Zip codes 77381 & 77382 are mostly zoned to the woodlands high school. Although the district may redraw the zoning areas as needed. The neighborhoods as of now include: The Woodlands Cochrans Crossing, The Woodlands Panther Creek, The Woodlands Indian Springs, The Woodlands Alden Bridge, the Woodlands Harpers Landing, The Woodlands Sterling Ridge, The Woodlands and Golden Sage.

Please let us know if you have any other questions or if we can be of service in the future.

Amanda Nicodemus
Keller Williams Realty
281-380-5589
realty.houston@gmail.com
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
Home prices in the Houston and surrounding area have increased compared to the same time last year. For example, home prices in the Woodlands Texas have increased 15.8% since last year, (source: Houston Association of Realtors) which is significant.

As Joe indicated, the Woodlands is a highly desirable area due to it's prime location nestled in 'the woods'. The addition of oil & energy companies bringing a lot of jobs to the area which creates a high demand for housing, thereby driving up home prices.

Please let us know if you should need our assistance in the future.
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
There are some homes in the Woodlands Texas that are priced high. When a real estate agent/broker lists the home for sale in the Realtor(R) website, Houston Association of Realtors, they determine a market value based on recent sales in the last 3 months. Since we are in a 'sellers' market some real estate agents/brokers may price the home higher so that there's room for negotiation and because a lot of homes sellers are receiving multiple offers (which drives up the sales price).

The real estate agent/broker is not an appraiser, therefore they do not know exactly how much the home will appraise for. As you already know, the appraisal is done after the contract has been accepted and executed. If you are working with a Realtor(R) he/she should advise you & negotiate on your behalf. You certainly shouldn't be wasting more money on more appraisals.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
lewisremington19 answered:
A house should have a septic system. It's an essential part of your plumbing, and not having one would mean there is something wrong with the system as a whole. You should definitely check to see what the state of the current system is.
http://www.rotorooterak.com/septic-systems
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Joe Lecureux answered:
As stated by other agents, 1 story townhomes here in The Woodlands rarely come on the market and go quickly when they are listed.

You will need an agent who is ready to act quickly and will diligently watch the MLS as well as put "feelers" out to the real estate community for pocket listings or "coming soon" properties.

Please contact me at 832-526-9674 or joe@joeclosedit.com. I would love to have the opportunity to work with you.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Amanda Nicodemus answered:
This particular home is listed for rent, not for sale. A local agent in your area can help you find the home that meets your criteria.

Contact a mortgage professional first, so you can be assured of how much you qualify to purchase.

Amanda Nicodemus
Keller Williams Realty
realty.houston@gmail.com
281-380-5589
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Angela Menchaca answered:
Hi Etupaj,

Tax rates are 4-6K per year as stated by many of the other agents. If you are looking for lower taxes there are some areas close to The Woodlands with lower taxes and/or no MUD taxes with the same school district and family friendly.

I've lived in the area for over 19 years and know it well. I would be happy to help you find a home that meets your budget in a great area. Please contact me so we can discuss your needs in greater detail.

Angela Menchaca 281-734-4688
Menchaca@kw.com
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Sallylou N. Chillis answered:
Katherine,

What price range do plan to spend. How many bedroom? Do you have any pets?

Salllylou N. Chillis
BHg Gary Greene Realtor
713-632-7589
936-856-9047
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Becky Riggins answered:
Patio Homes in the Woodlands are usually in their own Neighborhood. There are more than a
dozen in Grogans Mill, Panther Creek, Cochrans Crossing and Alden Bridge. There are 2 communities in the Alden Bridge area that are patio homes for 55+ home owners. There are
also 2 communities on the north side of 242 Windsor Hills and Windsor Lakes that have a
Community Building with scheduled activities + a pool --- these are also 55+ home owners.
I live in a Patio Home Community and would be happy to help you in your search.
Please contact me: Becky@BeckyRiggins.com
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
Ryan King answered:
The total average tax rate for The Woodlands, TX, including: MUD, County, School District, and Township is:

$2.59 per $100 valuation last time I checked

This rate can vary depending on your county (Harris County or Montgomery County), your school district (Conroe ISD or Tomball ISD), your owners association, and other factors. These are recent tax figures to estimate average tax rates in The Woodlands. Please consult your local tax office to get exact figures.

More property tax information can be found at your county's taxing authority web site:
Montgomery County Central Appraisal District
Harris County Appraisal District

Don't know which county you live in? You can call the tax office with you with your specific area to find out.

The Woodlands Tax Office
1520 Lake Front Circle Map
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281) 292-3325
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Best next action is to ask a local Mortgage Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
greg Greg answered:
Yes there are many zip codes in the woodlands & some of them will show up as spring
Greg Holcombe
greg@salemagnolia.com
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Ivan Arjona answered:
Hello Linse, I am a realtor in The Woodlands and work with foreign buyers on a daily basis. Yes, there are several lenders that offer very competitive mortgage programs for foreign nationals. I know them well and would be happy to guide you through the process. I have worked foreign buyers from the $100Ks to over a million. Feel free to call or text me at 713-628-6061 o by email natalia@ivanarjona.com ... more
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