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Old 06-15-2009, 04:11 PM
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I am looking to move to Houston and am interested in a highrise condominium. I would like to spend no more than $250,000 for at least 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2, 1 3/4 or 2 baths.

I'd also like to live no more than 30 minutes to city center so I could drive or bus downtown or to the medical center when needed. Any recomendations on some great highrises to live? I don't need a place with a lot of amenities, just some place that is clean, safe, has secure parking for residents and in a decent neighborhood.

I'm thinking highrise condo because I don't want stairs and I don't want yard work.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:32 PM
Location: ATX-HOU
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Not sure about prices but I would look into One Park Place (downtown) and 2727 Kirby high rise (close proximity to downtown), both are brand new. There's a lot of high rises in the Galleria/Uptown area (~5 miles from downtown) and around the Med Center/Museum District.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:15 PM
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Greenbriar (something) right across from Lakewood is nice. Again, Beware or High Rise maint. fees. Some are over $1000 per month. It is cheaper to pay a yard man in may cases.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:18 PM
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Since you're new to Houston, please note that high rise condominium monthly maintenance fees often do run sky high. Something to consider when determining a price range.... Usually the older the property, the higher the fees.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:35 PM
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Maintenance fees also help insure the building; a condo insurance policy mainly covers your unit only and your belongings, and its cost is closer if not the same as a renter's policy which costs about the same per month as a couple of pizzas (and should be purchased by any renter). Any comparisons should be as apples to apples as possible - you're paying for more than a yard man.

The more amenities, the higher the maintenance fees are going to be.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:28 PM
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Default 200k-300k Highrise/midrise search

The link below has a link to our map based MLS search. I have taken the liberty of narrowing the search to high/mid rise priced 200k-300k. Have fun.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:49 AM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Originally Posted by cafeaulait1 View Post
I'm thinking highrise condo because I don't want stairs and I don't want yard work.
You might also look at townhomes, since they often include the mowing of your little patch of front grass in the maintenance fees. That way you also get some trees and don't have to take an elevator. Worked out great for me when I first moved to Houston. I'm sure you could find many at or under that price range. Look west of downtown all the way out to the Beltway, and there should be many choices.

Look on har.com
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:13 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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That shouldnt be a problem check www.har.com and you should be able to find something within 10 minutes of downtown.
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