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Home Buying in Cypress : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Vanessa Martin answered:
Hi There--

I have a few great lenders that I would love to send your way--let me know what I can do to help. Talk to you soon...V
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
If the seller has not formally accepted your offer and started the process then you are not contractually bound to the offer or home and can withdraw your offer at anytime prior to acceptance. ... more
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Sat Oct 5, 2013
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
South of I10 Katy has better schools and great growth area.
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
Damaris Massanet answered:
Forgot to say that top price we're willing to pay is $175,000 for a 4-bedroom house.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Regina Brower answered:
We have several very nice, safe neighborhoods here in Cypress in Northwest Houston. We also have one of the best school districts in the state of Texas.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Shawn Owens answered:

This area is really not that bad as far as crime goes. A great reference for you to check out crime is to visit and type in the address you are searching. It will show all recent crime in the area. If you need any help in your home search, please let me know if I may help! ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Frances Viktorin answered:
Hi Alleys,
I work mostly with buyers. Some come to me, like you, trying to decide between Katy vs. Cypress.
First of all Cypress is a beautiful area with its trees and green spaces. Some buyers tell me they want Cypress because of the Cypress Fairbank School District. There are plenty of shopping malls and also the shopping outlet. Entertainment and hobbies is important to others. Some immediately want to know where the area golf courses are located! Movie theaters, resturants, coffee shops and wine bars are located in various areas of the Cypress area. Clients also tell me that close proximity to medical facilities and hospitals is also very important to them either for themselves or their children. Access to major freeways such as 290, 249 and the beltway, and the metro is also important! All of this and more you will find in Cypress!

These are all things that will be important to you now as a homeowner. Later when you are ready to sale your house these same things will be important to "your buyer"! I can tell you are very smart buyers, looking at all aspects of purchasing a house! If you are not already working with a realtor, I would like to assist you further with the purchase of your house. I have been assisting buyers for 14 years and still enjoy seeing how happy they are at the closing table when they receive the keys to "their house"! While I have mentioned a few of the many important things to consider when purchasing there is so much more!! I try to make it a smooth process! Again, if you are not working with a realtor give me a call!
Frances Viktorin
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
Gary Greene
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Cathy Hamlin answered:
Most Realtors have a few favorite lenders (both mortgage brokers and banks) that they refer their clients to...ones that have great customer service, good fee structures, and most importantly great communication with the client and the Realtor. I have several that I work with...depending on the needs of my client. Builders do have a mortgage company (or several) that they refer to also, and will typically give the home buyer incentives (usually in the form of closing cost assistance) if you use one of their lenders. They will not give those same incentives to a buyer using their own lender. I've been marketing the Cypress area for many years, and have lived here for 30 years - would love to help you out! Give me a call.. Cathy Hamlin...832-275-8949 ... more
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Dallas Texas answered:
Professional code of ethics prevents any Realtor to answer that question. However recommend to use a real estate agent

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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Kevan Pewitt answered:
Unfortunately foreclosures in some neighborhoods have pulled down home prices over the the last two to four years. Prices appear to have stabilized in most Cypress Texas neighborhoods during the past year, but in many cases they have stabilzed at a lower level. ... more
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Wed Mar 6, 2013
David Jordan answered:
I have sold a few homes in Bridgeland and it's a GREAT area with some of the best schools in Cypress. Another area you might want to consider is Cypress Creek Lakes and Fairfield. Please visit my website at ... more
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
Qiang, a good realtor will be able to give you a list of homes available in the area that fit your criteria. One thing you should know is that depending on where in Cypress you are buying, you may be eligible for 100% Financing under the USDA loan program.

The USDA program is a favorite of mine. Here are some highlights of the program:

Home must be in a USDA eligible area which can be verified via this link:

Finance full purchase price plus closing costs up to 103.5% of the appraised value with or without seller concessions
No cap on seller concessions, if seller is not paying closing costs, they can be rolled into the loan amount up to 103.5% of appraised value, not sales price. Great on foreclosures.
One lien, no down payment assistance required
No post-closing reserve requirements
Not limited to first time home buyers
Finance needed property improvements into loan amount up to 103.5% of “After Repaired Value” (case by case, contact me for details)
NO MORTGAGE INSURANCE: That means lower payments than FHA
Full doc only, must have stable work history (2+ years)
Self-Employed borrowers okay with 24 month average income
620 minimum credit score
No open collections, charge offs, judgments or tax liens
No pre-pay penalty
30 year fixed rates
Primary residence only
Available for SFR’s, condos & town-homes only, No mobile homes or multi-family properties

This is also a Moderate Income loan program so there are income limits that are determined by what county you are buying in and how many people will be in your household but the limits are fairly liberal.

I have been closing USDA loans for the last 6 years so if you would like more details on how to qualify for this loan please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Elliott R. Oliva
Mortgage Banker - NMLS lic. #353884
Envoy Mortgage, LTD.
512.825.8309 direct
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Sat May 1, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
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Thu Feb 25, 2010
Kris Hoch answered:
If you haven't done so already, I recommend you engage the services of a Realtor to counsel you on any real estate purchase you make. With respect specifically to Remington Grove and without going into detail which I offer at the client level, Remington Grove has been hit with a lot of foreclosures. This bodes well in terms of the sales price of homes in the neighborhood but it also can hurt as far as your long term investment is concerned. Appreciation of home values in high foreclosure communities is an issue which all buyers should take into consideration.

Please do not hesitate to call or email if I can be of assistance.

Best of luck with your home purchase!

Kris S. Hoch
Accredited Buyer Representative
Certified New Home Sales
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Kris Hoch answered:
Very good neighborhood feeding into very good schools. Tax rate may be a little high but that is the case with most of the communities in this part of Cypress. As the years go by, the MUD taxes should decrease which should then result in lower taxes (assuming the other taxing entities don't raise taxes too much).

Kris S. Hoch
Accredited Buyer Rep.
Certified in New Home Sales
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Kris Hoch answered:
My advice is to shop around. Also you should have your own representative whether you buy new or resale. A buyer rep is free to you and well worth it.
I would be happy to help you find a house in a good neighborhood. Give me a call or email if I can help. I know the communities in CFISD well!

Best wishes!

Kris Hoch
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Fri Jan 29, 2010
Kris Hoch answered:
Villages of Cypress Lakes has not been a strong performer overall. One reason has to do with the builders in that community. This community has also been hit hard with foreclosures.

Areas with a lot of inventory may mean better pricing for buyers but it does not usually bode well for home values. Be careful where you buy!

The schools supporting this community are considered to be some of the better CFISD schools.

If I can help, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Kris Hoch; 832.928.5070
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Sun Jan 3, 2010
Kris Hoch answered:
Cora: The property tax rate in Cypress varies so I would need the address of the property in question to determine the tax rate. Thank you.
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Mon Jul 28, 2008
Kevan Pewitt answered:
That would depend on what you are looking for in a neighborhood. Longwood is definitely for buyer's looking for a subdivision with a golf course. Longwood is fully built-out, so you would have to be looking for an existing home. Coles Crossing still has new home construction, but is almost completely built-out. Coles Crossing has far better access to US-290, dining, and shopping than Longwood. The golf course in Longwood is located in the flood zone and has experienced some street flooding in the past. Given what I know, I would choose Coles Crossing, but I am not a golfer. I live and work in the Cy-Fair area. Feel free to call or email with any additional questions. If you would like me to setup a personal website for you that will update each day with new & updated listings in Longwood and Coles Crossing, you can go to
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