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Old 07-02-2018, 03:56 AM
 
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Hi friends,

Hope you are well. We are a South Asian family looking to buy a single family home in Houston towards the end of this year.

Could you kindly help guide us as to which neighbourhoods and sub-neighbourhoods we should look at?

We are looking for homes that meet below criteria :

- 3+ bed house (including townhomes/condo)
- Budget ~$250k; houses built not more than 15-20 years ago
- has strong South Asian community (including mosques)
- My husband's job may require us to move cities in ~2 years, so would like to pick sub-neighbourhoods where we can easily rent out the home if we have to move
- Ideally zoned to leading elementary schools of Houston

Our initial shortlist of areas, based on talking to friends and family is Sugar Land, Katy (potentially Stafford / Missouri city?). However, this is fairly broad and throws up dozens of homes when we search Zillow / HAR. So would really appreciate your guidance here on:

1) Are there any other neighbourhoods we should be looking at?
2) For the neighbourhoods you suggest, which sub-areas or zip codes should we look at? (so we can make our search and realtor conversations more productive)

Thank you very much!
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:05 AM
 
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Look into Katy Creek Ranch in Katy, zoned to very good schools Rylander Elementary, Cinco Ranch Jr High and Cinco Ranch High School with a low tax rate compared to other communities in south Katy. You should be able to find homes there that were built 2010 and up. There are a few Asians in that community as well. Your budget looks to be in that neighborhood range, both purchasing and renting.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Not sure about 3 bdr house for $250K zoned to leading elementary school. $350K more likely...
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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96tahoe, many thanks for your response.


elnina, thanks for the reality check. If i replace the leading schools requirement with good schools - which neighbourhoods/subareas would you recommend?

A couple of other names from the threads you shared are I'm seeing are Clear Lake, Highway 6.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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Just a thought since you may be uprooted in two years.

You can be in a leading/good elementary school area if you choose to rent an apartment or rent (rather than buy) a house.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:50 AM
 
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Thanks txdemo! Probability of us moving is relatively low, so we're looking to buy so we can start owning an asset. (rather than paying rent)

If we have to move, we can bear paying mortgage for some time and look for renters in the meanwhile.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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You can get an older home in Sugar Land. Sugar Land is a majority Asian/Indian community.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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Sugar Land is not a majority Asian/Indian community......Asians make up about about 39% of the population. Asian/Indians split about evenly between East and South Asians. Sugar Land is still majority white/Caucasian.



As of the last census (2010): The racial makeup of the city was 52.0% White, 7.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 35.3% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.3% other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.6% of the population
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Cinco Dinero
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Not sure about 3 bdr house for $250K zoned to leading elementary school. $350K more likely...
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Sure you can! I live in Cinco SW and you can find 3 br homes in my neighborhood near $250. Zoned to Stanley Elem, Seven Lakes Jr & HS.

Although I think you’ll get more to choose from in Westheimer Lakes North (zoned to Shafer Elementary, but also Seven Lakes Jr/HS)

Homes in Cinco Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods about $110-$120 sq ft, so you’ll be looking at a 2000 sq ft house. Look also zoned to Kilpatrick Elementary.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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Hi friends,

Hope you are well. We are a South Asian family looking to buy a single family home in Houston towards the end of this year.

Could you kindly help guide us as to which neighbourhoods and sub-neighbourhoods we should look at?

We are looking for homes that meet below criteria :

- 3+ bed house (including townhomes/condo)
- Budget ~$250k; houses built not more than 15-20 years ago
- has strong South Asian community (including mosques)
- My husband's job may require us to move cities in ~2 years, so would like to pick sub-neighbourhoods where we can easily rent out the home if we have to move
- Ideally zoned to leading elementary schools of Houston

Our initial shortlist of areas, based on talking to friends and family is Sugar Land, Katy (potentially Stafford / Missouri city?). However, this is fairly broad and throws up dozens of homes when we search Zillow / HAR. So would really appreciate your guidance here on:

1) Are there any other neighbourhoods we should be looking at?
2) For the neighbourhoods you suggest, which sub-areas or zip codes should we look at? (so we can make our search and realtor conversations more productive)

Thank you very much!
Condos near 77057.
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