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Old 09-08-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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To expand on the Jersey Village market area, you have Winchester Country, Winchester Village, Westbridge, Willow Point, and possibly some in the Willowlake subdivisions, all well maintained subdivisions with homes in the mid to upper 100's.

Steeplechase, parts of Harvest Bend, Wortham Park and a few others in the 77064 and 77065 zips a bit further out are decent too and in the sub $200K range. But most of the areas with homes under $150K around me, with the exception of Winchester, I would not be interested in unless that was all I could afford. Just a bit too old or too many rentals and not enough pride in their neighborhoods.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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You can turn an older house into a great fixer upper in a blue collar neighborhood in the city for that price.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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There are also new builds, even inside the Beltway, in the target price range on the south side. Also between Greenspoint and Cypress Creek Parkway. Buyers just have to be OK with schools that have poor reputations.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Energy Corridor-ish
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This was our price range when we were shopping for a home in the summer of 2013. We were able to find something in 77077 then, but ours was one of the last houses to list in our neighborhood with a price under 200K. I think, as a previous poster mentioned, Briar Park may still have a few, but that is it. When we refinanced, our house did appraise for over 200K.

My SO works off the Beltway near 290, and he has said there are still bargains to be found in the Westbranch subdivision. I work in Sugar Land, so I'm more familiar with that area. Neighborhoods zoned to better schools in that price range include the Highlands part of First Colony, Barrington Place, Covington Woods (I know people who live in the latter two who would recommend, despite concerns posters here have about safety), and possibly Village of Oak Lake.

We're glad we made the change from renting to owning when we did, otherwise one of us would have probably ended up with a really crappy commute!
Adding that, within First Colony but in zip 77479, Chimneystone and Settlers Park would also fall into that price range.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Glenshire in Southwest Houston is a great neighborhood to look at also. It is in the city of Houston, but the western edge of the neighborhood bumps up to the Stafford and Fort Bend county lines. The neighborhood is divided into 2 sections by the beltway, East and West. East is inside the beltaway and is now mostly over $200k, West is outside the belt and still has some in the $150-200k range. The amenities such as pools, tennis courts, community building, and playgrounds are well kept and the HOA is still very strong. The schools are not the best in HISD and many of the families here use the magnet program to go to other HISD schools, most go to ones around Meyerland such as Kolter, Parker, Johnston, and Bellaire HS.

Meadows Place and the older 70's neighborhoods in Sugar Land south of West Airport along Eldridge (such a Sugar Mill and Covington Woods) are also good places to look, along with the older areas of First Colony along Settlers Way.
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:49 PM
 
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There are also new builds, even inside the Beltway, in the target price range on the south side. Also between Greenspoint and Cypress Creek Parkway. Buyers just have to be OK with schools that have poor reputations.
Hell, now you can even get in south Katy with good schools for under 200k thanks to Tamarron MPC and the DR Horton "Express" line of box homes they offer on the north side of Tamarron.

They are right on the border of south Firethorne and even with connecting roads into Firethorne. Good for those express homes, bad for those Firethorne homes.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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In the SW part of Houston : meadows place (my other top pick),parts of robindell,the far south part of westbury

My top pick is West Memorial or Cimmaron in Katy.

West Houston: briar park (my other top pick), Ashford park (schools in AliefISD although the elementary is fine)

West AliefISD zoned to Rees elementary(best elementary in AliefISD, very safe and good kids) it's the pocket neighborhoods west of Highway 6 and 1093.

Parts of spring branch, north of I10.

Parts of Jersey Village.
Which parts of Spring Branch north of I-10? I'm from out of state and I need to live near the Monarch School but everything I'm finding online looks....... uninhabitable..... I'm willing to get a fixer upper but with a max budget of $230k, that fixer upper would have to be pretty cheap.

What type of neighborhoods are north of the I-10 that all those SBISD schools would be rated a 1 or 2 on Great Schools? Is it heavily ESL or something that would make test scores drop? Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Which parts of Spring Branch north of I-10? I'm from out of state and I need to live near the Monarch School but everything I'm finding online looks....... uninhabitable..... I'm willing to get a fixer upper but with a max budget of $230k, that fixer upper would have to be pretty cheap.

What type of neighborhoods are north of the I-10 that all those SBISD schools would be rated a 1 or 2 on Great Schools? Is it heavily ESL or something that would make test scores drop? Thanks!
They get snapped up pretty quick, but sometimes you can get a fixer upper in spring shadows, west branch, and others closer to Cy fair. I think you might be priced out of Afton oaks up there, which used to be very reasonable.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Westside Houston
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Good thread. This is the kind of thread that makes Houston a great affordable place to live.
There are so many wonderful neighborhood in the 150-300k range.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:12 AM
 
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I would say south of I-10 and 99 near george bush park (it has a shooting range and a lot of outdoor things to do). Will be closer to 200 though.
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