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Old 09-25-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Most houses will require a year lease - but that's not such a bad thing. It will give you time to to know the city before you buy.

One issue will be your large dog. It would be better for the Realtor to call ahead on whether mastiff will be accepted, before you go out to look at the houses.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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We rented furniture for 6 months until our house was ready, we used Cort furniture. We rented everything down to cutlery and bedding. Our air shipment arrived in under 2 weeks and our shipping container in about 5 weeks but we put that into storage until we were ready to move into our house. Hubby's employers paid for rental stuff and storage for 3 months so we had to foot the bill for the last three months.

I have heard of folk who make do with paper plates/cups and plastic cutlery until their container arrives. The just head straight to target and pick up an air mattress and some bedding when they arrive. You can buy really cheap stuff and make-do for a while and it would probably be cheaper than our way.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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As to your dog, get your vet to put him on Heartworm meds before he comes over. He will need to go on them immediately when he gets here anyway so that way he will already have some protection. Don't let him tell you they aren't necessary, they are vital.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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We rented furniture for 6 months until our house was ready, we used Cort furniture. We rented everything down to cutlery and bedding. Our air shipment arrived in under 2 weeks and our shipping container in about 5 weeks but we put that into storage until we were ready to move into our house. Hubby's employers paid for rental stuff and storage for 3 months so we had to foot the bill for the last three months.

[COLOR="Red"]I have heard of folk who make do with paper plates/cups and plastic cutlery until their container arrives. The just head straight to target and pick up an air mattress and some bedding when they arrive. You can buy really cheap stuff and make-do for a while and it would probably be cheaper than our way.[/COLOR]
We 'camped' out in our house until our container arrived. We bought a new mattress and bedding for a spare room, appliances and TV then used plastic and paper! We also ate out quite a bit but it was fine. It's amazing what you can do without when you have to!
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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The suggestion to rent wasn't about funding, it was about finding the right house before you buy it. If you're looking for a nice-sized back yard, you can find good-sized lots in both Bridgeland and Towne Lakes, and both neighborhoods are absolutely beautiful. There are is a lot of new construction in both neighborhoods; given the market, it might be in your best interest to look at the builders' inventory homes.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Worcestershire, UK
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Hello again, my realtor has been looking at different regions following your comments regards commute times from Sugar Land.......what about Tomball?.......to remind you rather than having to take the time to re read I am moving from the UK soon to Houston to open a new facility located at 12606 N Houston, Rosslyn Road, 77086......and I am looking for good suburbs with quiet locations with a decent back yard for my dog.....rental for 12 months so I can confirm I want to relocate permanently and then I will sell my home in the UK at that point.....I am working around rental fees for up to $2500 per month.....any further location advice would be great......thanks
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Tomball would not be a bad drive.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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Thanks cheryjohns.....what about Tomball as a place to live ??
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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Maybe I'm a little late on this one, but I had to jump in too & I don't even live in Houston! Just want to tell you the traffic in Houston is pretty terrible & you will want to consider the heat in July, August, & September especially. Its gonna run around 100-115 day after day. It is very unpleasant to be in a traffic jam every afternoon. You will not just be driving along happily for an hour. It is stressful! I do hope you fired your realtor.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Thanks cheryjohns.....what about Tomball as a place to live ??
Not bad - more of a "country" feeling in attitude, even though you might be in the middle of a fairly concentrated area. A little less diversified than if you are in Cypress - and by that, I mean non-Texans. It seems like the majority of people from there are - from there. Not all of it, but a lot of it.

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Maybe I'm a little late on this one, but I had to jump in too & I don't even live in Houston! Just want to tell you the traffic in Houston is pretty terrible & you will want to consider the heat in July, August, & September especially. Its gonna run around 100-115 day after day. It is very unpleasant to be in a traffic jam every afternoon. You will not just be driving along happily for an hour. It is stressful! I do hope you fired your realtor.
A lot of times they are stuck with the assigned Realtor.
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