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Old 08-14-2006, 11:11 AM
 
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Hi

Does anyone know anything about The Renaissance at River Oaks condos? I am going to look at something today. Not sure about the area or the complex itself. I know there is a lot of talk about the theater & some other things being torn down - which is sad. I'm concerned about the crime as well. I "heard" that a lot of the people from Louisiana were being house in or near this area. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:58 AM
 
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I'd be very surprised if people from Louisiana were being housed in River Oaks- it's one of (if not the) most exclusive, expensive neighborhoods in Houston. I have a good friend who is a custom builder who works only in River Oaks, and his houses typically start at around $3 million.

I don't know anything about the condos you mentioned specifically, but I'd think they'd be fine if they're in the River Oaks section of town.

Bob
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Baytown
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I believe this is positioned between montrose and river oaks. anyone know anything else?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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Renaissance started out as (Gables?) apartments in the 90's, then went condo. IIRC, a lot of them are investor-owned, which might cause problems with your mortgage, so find out the owner occupancy rate before you get serious.

The area around them is very nice. I would consider them more in Upper Kirby than River Oaks, but I don't know the specific boundaries.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Renaissance started out as (Gables?) apartments in the 90's, then went condo. IIRC, a lot of them are investor-owned, which might cause problems with your mortgage, so find out the owner occupancy rate before you get serious.

The area around them is very nice. I would consider them more in Upper Kirby than River Oaks, but I don't know the specific boundaries.
It's the "Shepherd/West Gray area", which is great. travelguy is so correct in his comment as to the mortgage. They are condos, as opposed to townhouses - and as such, have to be now re-certified for FHA and now by conventional. Let me tell you, chances are they are not and you are in for a load of misery. If you are trying to get the $8K first time homebuyer tax credit - turn your attention to townhomes instead. You may not make it if you try to go condo at this time. The mortgage industry is in tatters right now. 98% of the employees do NOT know how to get a loan through. I am not talking about bad-credit, low paid people attempting to get a $400K house. I am talking about 700 plus credit score people attempting to get a common-sense mortgage. Make sure your lender is qualified to get it through.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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uh, this OP was from 2006
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