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Old 06-18-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Update: I moved to Houston - Katy in October last year - bought a house. Realtor was really helpful, although she made a cool 4% on a 550k house.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Update: I moved to Houston - Katy in October last year - bought a house. Realtor was really helpful, although she made a cool 4% on a 550k house.
4%? Did she represent both you AND the seller? That's either a nice discount or a hefty extra ifthats only your half.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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The Heights and Spring Branch are two areas without HOAs. HOAs are good and bad. They do keep you from having someone with a purple and green house and an old car on blocks next door. Houston does not have zoning, thus HOAs.
That's not really true. The HOA's will TRY to prevent a ugly house, but they are powerless to prevent it.

A co worker lives in a HOA 'hood that has a burned house RIGHT at the entrance, so everyone gets to see it every day. The HOA can't do anything about it in the short term (it's been burned for nearly two years), but trust me, everyone still has to pay their fees.

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Realtors will nearly always try to talk you into living in an HOA hood. We fired two of them, until we found one that listened to us. We actually live in a small City that has Ordinances, which prevent some of the worst concerns, but I don't have to get approval to repaint my house, take down a tree, or fart on my own property. YAY!!!

Good luck with your new house!
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Update: I moved to Houston - Katy in October last year - bought a house. Realtor was really helpful, although she made a cool 4% on a 550k house.

They do love their commissions!
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