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Old 07-17-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
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Hi everyone. I am glad i found this forum as I've been having a tough time deciphering all the info on the internet. I am hoping to receive some solid, good input from this forum. Thank you in advance.


my partner of 18 years and I made life changing decision to relocate from Southern CA to Houston. We recently sold our home and are confident we'll be able to purchase a "new to us" home in Houston quickly. we anticipate our arrival will be mid-August.


As it relates to purchasing a home, we both like the older, established homes and communities. We like the suburbs and do not want to be in the inner-city. We are private, low key, and keep to ourselves. we're work alcoholics and usually have different schedules. hope this changes in TX but we'll see!


We recently visited to look at homes in The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Klein and many other sub-division in North Houston. We like the subdivisions in the Houston/Spring area between 249 and hwy 45 and are looking for the style/type of home that exists in these communities. We're also looking at Katy, Richmond and Sugarland.


Long story short, It's important to me to find a community that is diverse. We are respected in our community, with family and neighbors, who know us for always being outside doing yard work/maintenance, and with me keeping my trucks nice and clean, LOL! Thank you for any input you may be able to provide as it relates to diverse communities and areas for a new home!


Marc
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:14 PM
 
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Where will you be working ?
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
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Jobs are not lined up before our arrival. We will hit the ground running and begin our employment search. We plan to pay cash for the home and still have a descent cushion to fall back on if needed. I know the opportunities exist in Houston and we will work hard to line up jobs.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
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I've been in the corporate environment, facilities management for 25 years. My partner has been in the retail grocer industry for 20. My goal is to land a job in the city if possible.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Westchase
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Check the Westchase area. Nice homes and booming business area.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
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thank you, Clothahump
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Katy/Cypress area is very nice...growing. The woodlands are also nice. I would recommend finding out where you will work before you buy... Houston traffic is no fun!
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:41 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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As it relates to purchasing a home, we both like the older, established homes and communities. We like the suburbs and do not want to be in the inner-city. We are private, low key, and keep to ourselves. we're work alcoholics and usually have different schedules. hope this changes in TX but we'll see!
Houston is a very suburban city, so don't rule out areas in the city where there is a large supply of established neighborhoods that would seem to appeal to you.

Also can you tell us what you are thinking as far as a budget goes 200k, 500k or more ?
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
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Ajackson129 and Jack Lance, thanks for the input.

Our current budget is max $220k.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Word 'partner' instead of fiancee or girlfriend sounds kind of suspicious...
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