Quote from: LawSchool2006 on March 16, 2005, 09:05:03 PMlol, not that rich. But my husband and I are looking for a house no more than $150,00 in a nice area. What is the best area in our budget?Are you looking at new or used? Do you have kids? Is your relocation temporary or permanent?I'm doing the same thing. However, being from CA I'm prepared to make quite a haul for a commute. Here's the list that people have suggested to me:NOT Fresno or Missouri City1st Choices: Near the Beltway, The Heights, Houston (Montrose, Midtown, Medical Center, Bellaire West(or something)2nd Choices: Pearland, Sugarland, Stafford, Kingwood, Humble3rd Choices: Katy, League City, Pasadena (but only near Fairmont Parkway)[/quote/]$150,000 in Houston will get you a nice house, particularly in the burbs. A couple of comments on Scurvy's list:--Keep in mind that parts of Houston have no zoning (Montrose is a good example). Pay attention to what's around you in terms of potential development.--Neighborhoods vary GREATLY in both the Heights and Montrose. Make sure you hang around at night.--Bellaire is really expensive. I would be surprised if you can find a decent home for $150K.--West University is even more expensive.--The commute to UofH from Pearland isn't bad at all, especially since you don't have to take the 59. Pearland is really varied. Silverlake is nice, but that's another area where I would be surprised if you can find something for $150K.--The local traffic in League City can be REALLY bad (and this comes from someone currently living in LA). But it's a really nice area.--I'm not a Pasadena fan. I think you can get more bang for your buck, especially in terms of your home holding its value.
lol, not that rich. But my husband and I are looking for a house no more than $150,00 in a nice area. What is the best area in our budget?
I would live near the school. Houston traffic is bad.