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Old 05-13-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Default Where can you get a home near Houston with

excellent schools and at least a half an acre private yard (no one behind you).
I'm relocating from NJ. Also, what are the property taxes on a $500,000 house? What are your average car insurance rates for 2 full coverage new cars?

Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Will you be working? If so you will want to concentrate on an area near to work as commute times can be killer otherwise.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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There are quite a few nice, large acreage communities in Cypress or Tomball, which will zone you to Tomball, Cy-Fair, Cy-Woods or Cy-Ranch High Schools.

Do an HAR.com search on 77429, 77433 and 77377

If you want to be closer in, you may try Gaywood in 77079.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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also...try Liberty Mutual Insurance for your cars...they seem to work well with me.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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We will be working in Houston. It seems that all of the homes I find have views of the neighbors in the yard and very small properties. I thought I'm just not looking in the right area. Right now we are paying nearly $11k in property taxes plus personal income tax and our car insurance is $3000 for 2 higher end new cars.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
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Depends on your spending limit.
Do a search on HAR.com and put your lot dimensions.

Here are a few I found...Also a lot of lots do not list dimensions.

in Sugar Land:
ML# 6344190
ML# 2480044
ML# 7325853
ML# 4931645

in Missouri City (south of Sugar Land)
ML# 6354691
ML# 3672649

West Houston (77077)
ML# 8407418
ML# 3555445
ML# 3344698

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We will be working in Houston. It seems that all of the homes I find have views of the neighbors in the yard and very small properties. I thought I'm just not looking in the right area. Right now we are paying nearly $11k in property taxes plus personal income tax and our car insurance is $3000 for 2 higher end new cars.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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For $500,000, look at the Champions Forest area in Klein ISD or areas of Cypress. You are looking at around $12,000-15,000 in prop taxes. As for auto insurance, for two vehicles that are less than 3 years old, we pay $2400 a year.
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