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Old 09-15-2007, 07:38 AM
 
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I might be relocating to 77089 and work in 77054. I know that 77054 is near downtown or something like that, so I am wondering how far it is from 77089 and if the traffic is bad. Also, house prices seem really low in 77089. Is it a bad area? Why prices there are so low? Thanks a lot.

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Old 09-15-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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77054 is medical center. No need to explain why it's more expensive there.

77089 is SE/Sagemont area. Those are middle-grade older homes, not so bad, not so nice either.

In Google maps :
from: 77054 to: 77089 - Google Maps

Check out zips 77034 and 77062, which are generally nicer.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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77054 is medical center. No need to explain why it's more expensive there.

77089 is SE/Sagemont area. Those are middle-grade older homes, not so bad, not so nice either.

In Google maps :
from: 77054 to: 77089 - Google Maps

Check out zips 77034 and 77062, which are generally nicer.
Thank you for your help, especially for doing the google map. It looks like I will look into 77089 first because there is someone there who is willing to sell me a house for 90K (appraised at 120K) and the property tax in that area is 2.9%. It's 3.2% in 77034 and 77062. What I still find confusing is property taxes are different even for houses in the same zip code.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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Thank you for your help, especially for doing the google map. It looks like I will look into 77089 first because there is someone there who is willing to sell me a house for 90K (appraised at 120K) and the property tax in that area is 2.9%. It's 3.2% in 77034 and 77062. What I still find confusing is property taxes are different even for houses in the same zip code.
School district tax could be the difference there. Maybe MUD/water authority, too.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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Thank you for your help, especially for doing the google map. It looks like I will look into 77089 first because there is someone there who is willing to sell me a house for 90K (appraised at 120K) and the property tax in that area is 2.9%. It's 3.2% in 77034 and 77062. What I still find confusing is property taxes are different even for houses in the same zip code.
Buy at 90K then appeal your appraisal on the grounds that you bought it for 30K less. 2.9% on 90K is not all that bad, so maybe you can be a little happier here...
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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Buy at 90K then appeal your appraisal on the grounds that you bought it for 30K less. 2.9% on 90K is not all that bad, so maybe you can be a little happier here...
No, not until taxes are like 2% or less.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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No, not until taxes are like 2% or less.
Then go someplace where they're 2% or less.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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No, not until taxes are like 2% or less.
If it got to that point you'd see state income tax stolen out of your paychecks.
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:39 PM
 
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Then go someplace where they're 2% or less.
That's an idea worth thinking about, but in the meantime I will go to Houston and might even organize a property tax reform group to help keep taxes down for home owners.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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If it got to that point you'd see state income tax stolen out of your paychecks.
Bingo...there's no freebies anywhere.
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