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Old 10-26-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Me and the wifey have set on getting an older home in the subdivision to the East of Taylor Lake (El Lago Estates). Homes are in our price range (low taxes helps too) and has nice mature trees and free boat ramp access for residents.


How is it there in the neighborhood?


Likes?
Dislikes?


I know I'll get lucky if I get one person that lives there on this site but it's worth a try.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I don't live in El Lago, but I must say, I absolutely love that neighborhood. I have friends who live there, and we've had church picnics in their park, and I have only heard good things.

The neighborhood is just gorgeous. Love the old trees and water access. The schools are supposed to be excellent as well, if that matters to you.

If I had had an extra $50k to spend on a house, I would've moved there in a heartbeat.

Enjoy!
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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There's a house for sale in there for 130k. Granted it's not the greatest but for the wife and I it's great. There's quite a few under 160k.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I live, literally, right over the fence, from El Lago on Taylor Lake on SeaBrook Island. I have a friend who lives over there and I absolutely love the area! Gorgeous old trees! Something you don't see many of around here. My only concern would be the low lying areas...which many of the older homes are built at sea level. Be sure you buy "high", or you will be, 100% be flooded out.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Can I find out by a survey? If not then where?
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Can I find out by a survey? If not then where?

If the home is listed for sale there should be a property condition disclosure available for your review prior to making an offer. That would be a first step. You can also check with an insurance company to obtain a CLU report - it shows a history of claims and losses.
If the house is built low, I can guarantee it will take on water. 2 yrs ago, we had a really unusual high tide...Water in the lake came up 8 ft above normal tide....Friends of ours who live ACROSS Red Bluff flooded out because of the Taylor Lake tide! And they were mid-neighborhood...not on the Lake.
During Ike...water came up some 14 ft....I'm 18 ft above sea level.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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There's a house for sale in there for 130k. Granted it's not the greatest but for the wife and I it's great. There's quite a few under 160k.
Aw man, if there would've been a decent, livable house there for that price 2 years ago, I would've jumped on it!

I bet with the uncertainty at NASA, homes in that area are at bargain prices. (Just a guess, as I'm not a realtor.)
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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415 Cedar Lane, El Lago, TX 77586 - HAR.com


I'm thinking the dimension for the Master bedroom is an error. But nevertheless it's a decent home for the price. Only thing I can see wrong with the house looking at the pics they took is the gigantic crack in the driveway. Can't tell if it's made it's way into the garage.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Awesome. Go for it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Can't. In process of selling home in El Paso and coming out of pocket almost 10k at closing. Then we'll be saving up for 20% down to get into a 15yr loan. So I'll be renting for a year or so. Hopefully the market is still in the toilet and prices are low this time next year. Terrible wishing I know.
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