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Old 06-29-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Hello, my husband got a job in Deer Park and we are moving from Hermitage, (Nashville), TN. What are the nicest areas to buy a home around $210 with reasonable property taxes and a safe neighborhood and some trees. So far, all we can come up with is Pearland because it's close to Deer Park. But I've heard the homeowners insurance is very high. Can anyone enlighten us. I am a stay at home mom with a 17 month old girl so we're not worried about good schools! Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Property tax is about 3%. Pearland or Clear Lake areas may work, but I'll let the Pros chime in. Houston Real Estate - Houston Homes, Houston Home Value and Houston Relocation
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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I am a stay at home mom with a 17 month old girl so we're not worried about good schools! Thanks.
Are you planning on moving before your daughter hits grade school? Regardless, you should be worried about good schools as homes zoned to better schools generally do better in terms of retaining value/appreciating.
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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There are places in Deer Park, La Porte, and Clear Lake that all match that criteria. The commute will be less and the school districts aren't bad either.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Are you planning on moving before your daughter hits grade school? Regardless, you should be worried about good schools as homes zoned to better schools generally do better in terms of retaining value/appreciating.
Absolutely correct. As to insurance - yes it will be lower if you move much further away - but you have then just shifted that money to extra gas to commute (not to mention commute time).
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Seabrook
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I would stick to the Clear Lake, LaPorte areas. The commute is closer than Pearland.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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If you work in Deer Park. I would say maybe something around the Pasadena/La Porte area. Insurance will probably be slightly higher in those areas, as well as Pearland/Clear Lake/Friendswood, only because they are relatively close to the coast. Pearland would be the furthest from the coast and would also have the longest commute to Deer Park.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Deer Park is nice - some of the newer areas off of Canada St. Good schools too. You should at least look. Also try Village Grove or Baywood Shadows (off of Fairmont & Space Center Blvd.) - although in Pasadena - they go to Deer Park Schools. If you look in that area - tell the realtor you want the side with Deer Park schools. Despite what some people say - its a good area to live in. Other than that, I would do as others have suggested and go with Clear Lake or Seabrook. In Clear Lake try Bay Glen, Bay Knoll and the areas immediately around those (Space Center Blvd & Clear Lake City Blvd).
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Look in LaPort or even Deer Park its self. Pearland tax base is high I pay 9,000.00 a year. Its one of the fastest growing citys in Brazoria county. Schools are good but your child will get a good education in those places also!
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