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Old 09-07-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Somone suggested Binglewood and Ridgecrest as good areas to buy a single family home. Anyone on the forum live there? Also what about Woodbend Village--I think it is out of my price range, but am wondering about that neighborhood too,
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I am not fond of area between Hammerly and US90. There are few decent pockets, but overall not good and crime. US90 is not fun to drive at any time of a day.
Ridgecrest : Rather small houses. Bad if close to Hammerly, better if close to Long Point.
Woodbend Village - a gated community with almost no yard and very high HOA.

What about Royal Oaks? (77043?) or Pine Village ( 77080?)
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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I am not fond of area between Hammerly and US90. There are few decent pockets, but overall not good and crime. US90 is not fun to drive at any time of a day.
Ridgecrest : Rather small houses. Bad if close to Hammerly, better if close to Long point.
Woodbend Village - a gated community with almost no yard and very high HOA.

What about Royal Oaks? (77043?)

The Woodbend village home I looked at said "$1068 annually", which is less than $100 a month, unless it is a mistake and is $1068 monthly, which seems unlikely. Oddly on the HAR map the address appears to be in wasteland--ie not built, so I am assuming that is wrong! Almost no yard sounds great to me! 290 is only going gt get worse before it gets better, but that side of town would be a good compromise to me since my church is out 290 and I work at Uh main campus. Royal Oaks might be a bit too far west for the morning commute. But I'lll check it out. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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There is no land, and houses are really close together, so why such high HOA? If one house catch fire.. the rest will go down in no time. And you will deal with HOA... you know, you will sell your soul to them.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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There is no land, and houses are really close together, so why such high HOA? If one house catch fire.. the rest will go down in no time. And you will deal with HOA... you know, you will sell your soul to them.
Yeh and they are too expensive for me anyway. I wish I could just be happy living where I am!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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So, why are you not happy??
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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So, why are you not happy??
God only knows. I just have had a desire for twenty years to have my own place. The trouble is I love my neighborhood, but can't afford a house in it! I tis hugely convenient, but in my upstairs apartment I had horrible problems last year when I broke my foot and had a long way to go form car park to house. Plus every time I get new neighbors, almost every 6 months, my home can go form quiet and peaceful to noisy and stressful. The walls are paper thin. if I could find a way to make my wall more robust so that I don't hear every spoken word through the bedroom wall, I might stay here forever!
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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God only knows. I just have had a desire for twenty years to have my own place. The trouble is I love my neighborhood, but can't afford a house in it! I tis hugely convenient, but in my upstairs apartment I had horrible problems last year when I broke my foot and had a long way to go form car park to house. Plus every time I get new neighbors, almost every 6 months, my home can go form quiet and peaceful to noisy and stressful. The walls are paper thin. if I could find a way to make my wall more robust so that I don't hear every spoken word through the bedroom wall, I might stay here forever!
Maybe find a new apartment in the neighborhood you live in now? Or a condo?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Maybe find a new apartment in the neighborhood you live in now? Or a condo?

Trading the Devil for the witch. You can get lousy neighbors at the next one too, even if you have good ones at the start.

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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That's my dilemma. Condo/townhome neighbors through the wall and possibly high HOA. House quiet but maintenance and yard to mow. The first thing a colleague said to me at work yesterday (he is Vietnamese) was, "The worst thing about living in America is that you have to mow your lawn every two weeks." I have heard the same thing from everyone who has a house and who is trying to dissuade me from buying one myself. I think the advantages of peace and quiet outweigh the lawn cutting.
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