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Old 03-10-2011, 09:45 PM
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I know Katy and Sugarland is a very nice community area to raise a family. Is there any other area other than a community around Houston that has no HOA fees that are safe and nice?
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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I know Katy and Sugarland is a very nice community area to raise a family. Is there any other area other than a community around Houston that has no HOA fees that are safe and nice?
Meadows Place, although some streets are much nice than others.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:27 PM
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Isn't that also a community? I like katy and Sugarland but concern about the HOA. I mean paying them long term.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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Unless you are out "in the country" - you are in a HOA here, with a handful of exceptions.

Remember, Houston is not zoned. The HOA is the only thing that keeps commrcial from being literally next door to you.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:52 AM
 
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you should live in california instead...
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:35 AM
 
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You've got to understand that HOA is a GOOD thing, yes, even paying a yearly fee. You usually get a private security force or Harris Co. sheriff (constables) patrol, legal retainer for keeping that strip club or massage parlour out of the neighborhood, and upkeep of the green common areas, pool, and tennis courts of the subdivision. In unzoned Houston, if you buy a house in a nice residential neighborhood - and you want it to stay that way - you need to live in a deed-restricted community with enforcement through a HOA (homeowners' association)
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Isn't that also a community? I like katy and Sugarland but concern about the HOA. I mean paying them long term.
A lot of the smaller, older developments, like Settlers Park in Sugar Land, have very modest HOA dues - maybe $360/year. That's $30/month to ensure basic neighborhood maintenance and compliance, plus access to a pool and tennis courts. These fees are pretty minimal compared to the long-term property taxes you'll be paying on a home.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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HOA fees all vary but I promise you... you WANT to live where they have HOA fees. Yes, not fun to pay but it makes all the difference in the world. Drive to a neighborhood that doesn't require one and then drive to one that does and you'll see.
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