Real Estate in Houston
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Best paces to live in Houston…
The choice of where to live is much more than selecting attractive pictures on the internet. It is a combination of the emotions of achieving your dreams and a careful pragmatic selection of features.
Before we begin giving pragmatic advice, take a moment to imagine how it will feel when you walk into your new residence. Reflect on how this home fits your lifestyle and core priorities. Do you dream of backyard barbeques with your suburban neighbors? Or do the vibrations of cultural events and nightlife get your heart racing?
Once you have defined your oasis, just know that you can find it all here in the Houston area. The Greater Houston Partnership defines this region by an expansive 10-county area. With the wide variety available in all the different locations you are sure to find the perfect place to call home.
Biggest Houston Housing Mistakes
If you are new to Houston, there are many things you will need to learn quickly to avoid regret. Houstonians do several things differently. One of the big differences is Houston is one of only two American cities with a population above 100K without zoning laws. Some will argue the lack of restriction is terrible. Others credit Houston’s resilience and steady growth to the fact we lack geographic regulation.
One of the consequences of no zoning is the challenge of knowing ahead of time how the area’s growth affects the community you are considering. It’s tragic when someone purchases their dream home with a big forested area behind their backyard only to find a massive, noisy shopping center built in the previously lovely natural space.
The lack of zoning is given credit for Houston being one of the most affordable big cities in America. The same scenario also leads to development issues like Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs) and an enormously wide variety of tax rates plus several confusing city parameters.
Even if you have lived in the Houston area many years, don’t make the mistake of failing to hire a seasoned buyer agent to warn you about the specific issues for the type of community you want.
You can find the home you want in Houston.
While some cities are limited in housing choices, Houston has almost no limitations. Residents can choose to be near work, leisure and lifestyle inside Loop 610 or relax in a well-appointed suburb. While “inner-loopers” pay a premium, few complain because they enjoy the convenience.
The Houston area spreads out to 50 miles beyond the central city in all directions. You can live on the Gulf Coast to the southeast, adjacent to the State or National Forests directly north, in the rolling hills to the northwest or in the pristine flatlands to the southwest.
Availability of acreage for building new communities is limitless. Developer packages include luxury amenities, waterfront living, golf courses, family oriented facilities, parks and trails, equestrian trails, planned commercial development, pools and waterparks and much more.
The city has adopted the slogan “The City with No Limits” and we couldn’t agree more.
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