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Old 03-30-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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Our child will go to a school in River oaks and I will work downtown.
Our home budget is about 400 to 600K for a 4 or 5 bedroom with a nice yard.
Safety and educated neighbors are preferred.

Any suggestions on location please?

Thanks
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Our child will go to a school in River oaks and I will work downtown.
Our home budget is about 400 to 600K for a 4 or 5 bedroom with a nice yard.
Safety and educated neighbors are preferred.

Any suggestions on location please?

Thanks
Maybe look somewhere near West U, or the Rice University/Med Center Area. They have single family homes with a yard. I think you will be in the lower end of those areas though so you'd have to really look.

In River Oaks you might be only be able to afford a guest house with that budget.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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With your budget, West University, Afton Oaks and (needless to say) River Oaks itself are out. Probably also Tangleowood area and maybe Montrose (for a house as large as you want) are also out.

While 600K is definitely low-end for modern construction in Bellaire, you might be able to get something there.

There are also the neighborhoods bordered by North Brasewood (south), Buffalo Speedway (east), the Bellaire city line (west) and Bellaire Blvd/Holcombe (north) which I generally think of collectively as "Braeswood Terrace" though there are many subdivisions there. Again, 600k not be enough for even the low-end of new construction in this area, but it may be possible.

All are reasonable commutes to downtown and the River Oaks area.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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South braeswood (knollwood, woodside, braes heights, etc) or timbergrove/lazybrook.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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You are in a townhouse budget with those numbers near the school, or anywhere on the westside really. 4-5 bedrooms would be a fantasy. Not to mention throwing a yard in the mix. Pricing is increasing daily. Its nuts. But even before the boom, 600k would not get you your wish list near the school, with 4 bedrooms, a yard and safe.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Try the Heights, Cottage Grove, Timbergrove, or perhaps Bellaire. If you are willing to move a little farther out, I suggest Pearland.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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How sustainable is this boom, and how likely are the recent gains to bust?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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There's not much in the nice parts of Houston near downtown for less than $250/square foot. $600k will go very far in The Woodlands but not near Downtown. They're buying old homes, demolishing and building new homes. Doesn't come cheap.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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Oak forest possibly Garden Oaks, Timbergrove and maybe Montrose
Try har.com
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:10 PM
 
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There's not much in the nice parts of Houston near downtown for less than $250/square foot. $600k will go very far in The Woodlands but not near Downtown. They're buying old homes, demolishing and building new homes. Doesn't come cheap.
Yup....lots of rich people. If you can 'comfortably' afford $600k for a teardown property.... you're rich!
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