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Old 09-29-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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What area should we move to? My husband is possibly moving us to the Beaumont area. We would be moving from Florida asap. we have a 1 year old and a 3 year old and would be staying for a minimum of 5 years. Schools are very important!! Also I am a bit more of a city girl, meaning I'm not much into the country living. I would like to live in a newer, clean, low crime, livlier town. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Mesquite, TX
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Check out Kathy Lane in 77713. I've got peeps that live on that street, and they love it.

Unfortunately, they have no children, so we can't speak to the schools.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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Default moving to beaumont in November

My wife and I are moving to Beaumont in November from the Dallas area and are finding it hard to find a good rental house. Is this because of all of the people that evacuated from Hurricane Ike or is it always that way? Any suggestions on where to look or who to talk to (paper, Realtors, etc)?

Also what are the good surrounding areas of Beaumont?
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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My wife and I are moving to Beaumont in November from the Dallas area and are finding it hard to find a good rental house. Is this because of all of the people that evacuated from Hurricane Ike or is it always that way?

It's like this because of the massive construction projects that are taking place in the area as we speak. Companies are paying many folks extremely well to endure this place. The landlords are very aware of the situation; essentially the wolves have been let into the hen house. I think you're better off buying a little house somewhere like Groves (or the other white-flight towns here), and then pricing it to quickly sell when you're ready to leave. You may lose money, but over time it may be less net cash out of pocket overall versus renting. In what are considered decent areas, I was surprised to find a lot of homes are only 50-60% of the price per square foot you'd pay in Dallas or Houston. Of course there are underlying reasons for this as well....

When you get here, it'll also be hard to find a hotel room unless you're doing it through your company. Lots of companies have booked up blocks & blocks of hotel rooms for the next 5-6 months, within a 30 mile radius.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Prob;em is even houses for sale are moving fast but thyen a rent or lease house has always been hardf to find in the area for years. Even houisng has gone up 40% since 2005.A new house is slightly higher or near the same as in central Texas now. You might find a older home in lesss decirable neighborhoods fo less tho or a fixer-uooer. Expect to be getting wporse for the next few years then stabize for the next ten years unoless as is happening more projects are announced.Ifact houisng is so short right now that the projects have remote parking site thru out the area to pickup workers with their own bus system and take them to the job siter. I talked to a guy that drivers the new buses and he daid evenually they will be covering a large area of SE Texas with transportation becuase of the number of workers.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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I did some research today and found brand new houses in Lumberton for around $100,000. How is this area and could there be something wrong with these homes?
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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I did some research today and found brand new houses in Lumberton for around $100,000. How is this area and could there be something wrong with these homes?

It's all about location, location, location.

Have you ever actually been down here to explore the glorious & beautiful Golden Triangle???
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Try this website from a local realtor for some background on the local real estate market: SE Texas Real Estate Talk
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Try, West Houston Yep, the GOLDEN Triangle
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Another stellar post by tstone on the Golden Triangle.

His hate for the area is well documented on these boards.


Mark, your post was quite uplifting also.



Floridashop ... Beaumont is an industrial town as is the whole area. I'd stay out in what is known as the "West End". Off Major Drive and Dowlen Rd. area. Get a map and call the realtor. Be aware, though, the area is suffering as parts of the area were inundated by Ike's storm surge. Specifically Bridge City in south Orange County was pretty much flooded with 8' of storm surge. This on the heels of a direct hit in '05 by Rita. Lots of industrial expansion (I've heard fron $3 to $8 billion thrown around) with lots of out of towners moving in ... thus the housing crunch!

Good luck.
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