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Old 01-11-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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Hey folks,
There is a landfill about 2 miles from Shadow Creek Ranch (SCR). Is this a concern for anyone? Usually it shouldn't be but wanted to ask you lovely people before making one of the biggest decisions in my life!!!
Let me know!
Thanks,
M.

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Default Shadow Creek Ranch (Pearland, TX) - buying a home: Brazoria vs. Fort Bend County?

Hey folks,

I don't have kids but it is still advisable to buy homes near good school districts. I've heard schools in Fort Bend are not up to par in comparison with what Brazoria county has to offer. Which of these two counties are better to live in especially when I am looking for live there for at least the next 10 years?

What about builders? Who offers the most for the money we are putting out? Perry Homes, Ashton Woods, Westin or anyone else??

Taxes - Does SCR have the highest tax rates in comparison with surrounding communities in Pearland west of 288??



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M.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Default Shadow Creek Ranch (Pearland, TX) - sq. ft/area price

Hey folks,
What is the ideal square footage for a say 3000 sq. ft. house in SCR? I've heard not to spend more than $65/sq.ft. Is this the case?
Anyone know the facts??

Thanks,
M.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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Don't know much about SCR but I HIGHLY doubt you will find anything "new" for $65/sq ft. Assuming 3,000 sq ft that's $195,000...maybe in 2006...

I would think more along the lines of $95-105/ sq ft.

Edit: I just did a quick search (Perry Homes 50' section) and found it to be $86/ sq ft. On the west side everything is $95+. But $65 is still unreasonable IMO.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Fort bend county has several schools districts. You can't go wrong with Katyisd. It all depends where you work/how much of a commute your willing to put up with. I have heard from several people that Pearland is on it's way down.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Post all your questions into one thread instead of asking three separate ones. Go google it...I would be concerned with making such a large investment.

If you live in SCR, you bought a house that was built in a new development that was created next to a pre-existing landfill. After you move in is a little late to be complaining about it. So choose wisely!
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Hey folks,
What is the ideal square footage for a say 3000 sq. ft. house in SCR? I've heard not to spend more than $65/sq.ft. Is this the case?
Anyone know the facts??

Thanks,
M.
price/sq ft is meaningless realtor-speak that completely ignores the lot and dumbs-down buyers to ignore the size of the lot among other things.

It's as silly as silly as dividing the sales price by the area of the land instead of the square footage of the house.

Although it could be used as a comparison tool when comparing houses of similar construction quality, characteristics, and features on same sized lots in the same subdivision, it is otherwise generally worthless.

By teaching you to ignore the value of the land or characteristics of the house (e.g., one story, two story, etc.) and to focus on meaningless metrics like this, you are being dumbed-down to ignore lot characteristics - particularly size as well as quality, characteristics, and features. This is a tactic for selling HOA-properties on ever-shrinking lots. Don't forget also that the "asset" is accompanied by perpetual liens that can never be paid off (i.e., a liability) and that the assessments and special assessments that are imposed by the one or more HOAs can easily take away from whatever value you are attempting to place on this metric.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Fort bend county has several schools districts. You can't go wrong with Katyisd. It all depends where you work/how much of a commute your willing to put up with. I have heard from several people that Pearland is on it's way down.
You heard wrong.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Hey folks,
There is a landfill about 2 miles from Shadow Creek Ranch (SCR). Is this a concern for anyone? Usually it shouldn't be but wanted to ask you lovely people before making one of the biggest decisions in my life!!!
Let me know!
Thanks,
M.
The city settled this in 2009
Blue Ridge Landfill Settlement: Shadow Creek Ranch’s New Race Against Waste | Swamplot
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Hey folks,

I don't have kids but it is still advisable to buy homes near good school districts. I've heard schools in Fort Bend are not up to par in comparison with what Brazoria county has to offer. Which of these two counties are better to live in especially when I am looking for live there for at least the next 10 years?


Thanks,
M.
If you buy in Shadow Creek Ranch, I would buy on the side which goes into Alvin ISD rather than Fort Bend ISD. SCR is in Pearland, but none of the schools are in Pearland ISD. Can't answer the other questions as we live in Southwyck, not SCR.
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