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Look at How Much Home $300K Gets You!

Location, Location, Location! You can change many things about a house, but you can't change the neighborhood. You may be thinking, ‘I want the best location but I also want it to be affordable.’ So you’ve picked out some locations you’re interested in. You have thought about the style of home that is the best fit for your family. But you have a budget you need to stick to.  Where do you begin? Take a look at these gorgeous Houston area homes that are currently on the market to get an idea of what you can purchase for just $300,000.

 Inner Loop, Houston, Texas 

This stunning 3 story townhome is just minutes from the Museum District, Montrose and the Medical Center. This home is perfect for living in the heart of downtown with convenient access to a variety of entertainment shopping and dining!

Northside Houston 

Located just north of the Grand Parkway, this upgraded 4 bedroom home will not disappoint! Can you see yourself preparing meals in this kitchen? Absolutely stunning!  

Northside New Construction

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Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Katy, TX

Top 5 Katy Neighborhoods

Situated just west of Houston, the city of Katy, Texas is popular for its strong heritage with its small town vibe. See what the buzz is all about that makes Katy, Texas the best place to live. 

Cinco Ranch

Situated within the 8,100 acre master planned community, Cinco Ranch in Katy, TX blends up-town style with old-world charm and is ranked the #2 in Best Places to Live in Houston Area by niche.com.  Cinco Ranch offers residents luxury with a down-to-earth twist. Enjoy all that the community offers from nature trails and gardens to tennis courts, golf club, water park and pools. You will love to come home to Cinco Ranch located south of I-10 off the Grand Parkway.

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Cross Creek Ranch

Just west of Katy, TX,  Cross Creek Ranch is picturesque community for children to grow up. Cross Creek Ranch is nationally recognized as #25 of the top master-planned communities in 2018 by RCLCO. Enjoy 32+ miles of hiking and biking trails, splash pads for the kiddos, golf course, ponds, fishing docks and water access points, tennis courts and much, much more.

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Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Magnolia, TX

Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Magnolia, TX

Escape the high pace of the city and enjoy coming home to your beautiful retreat in one of these top Magnolia communities!

Northgrove

Northgrove-Magnolia

The Northgrove community welcomes you home with over 200 acres of preserved green space, an extensive trail system with three small lakes and luxury outdoor gathering spaces. Take advantage of the community’s 7.5-acre recreation center that includes a contemporary, lodge-style clubhouse. Enjoy the amenities in the exclusive clubhouse that features a resort-style swimming pool, indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, a 24-hour fitness center, a gathering room with a catering kitchen, and a children's play area. This gem is located minutes away from all the dining, shopping and night life of The Woodlands. Home range from $250’s to $700’s.

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Grand Lakes Estates

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Top 5 Best Neighborhoods in Tomball, TX

Our clients often ask us where should they buy in Tomball, Texas. So we have put together a list of the top 5 newer neighborhoods in the Tomball, Texas area.

Albury Trails Estates

Albury Trails Estates

Surrounded by hardwoods and pines, Albury Trails Estates in Tomball, TX is conveniently located minutes from the Grand Parkway, Highway 249 and FM 2920. Walking trails, exclusive recreation center, pools, excellent schools, and great shopping are among some of the many charms you will find when you live in Albury Trails Estates.

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Creekside Park

Creekside Park

Looking to get away from all the frenzy of city life but still have easy accessibility? Then look no further than the Creekside Park community in Tomball, TX. You will appreciate the picturesque setting with walking trails winding around six peaceful lakes. Community splash pads, pools, tennis courts, and picnic areas await you!

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Inverness Estates

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How to File for a Homestead Exemption

What is a Homestead Exemption?

Homestead exemptions remove part of your home's value from taxation, so they lower your taxes. For example, your home is appraised at $100,000, and you qualify for a $25,000 exemption (this is the amount mandated for school districts), you will pay school taxes on the home as if it was worth only $75,000.

Filing for your Homestead Exemption is a simple process and can save you tons of money.

Homestead Exemption

Most Houston area counties have the same requirements. To file your Homestead Exemption in Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, and Brazoria County, you complete the Residence Homestead Exemption Application, and mail it in to your County Appraisal District at the addresses below:

Montgomery County Appraisal District
PO Box 2233
Conroe, Texas 77305

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District
2801 B.F. Terry Blvd.
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Brazoria County Appraisal District
500 N Chenango St.
Angleton, Texas 77515

Download the Homestead Exemption Form here.

HCAD

If you live in Harris County, you...