What makes a place feel like home to you? Is it the surrounding area, or people who live close by?
Does the landscape speak to you? What exactly do you want it to say? How does it make you feel? Do you like lots of trees? Do you prefer tall pines or spreading oaks? Tomball has the tall pines and a little further north Montgomery Texas has a mixture of pines and oaks and over towared Magnolia there are a lot more of the huge oaks. It makes you just want to get out and drive the country.
What style does your dream home have? Does the home you seek have a large front porch, a covered back deck? How about pond or a pool? With the Houston areas three days of winter, do you need to have a fireplace? How much time do you spend outside? Do you entertain enough to need an outdoor kitchen? Do your kids need swings or a playhouse? How much time do you have for taking care of plants? Do you want a fenced area?
These are all questions you should take into account before you embark upon your home search. If country property is the goal, you should also decide how much land you want to take care of. How much of the land do you want to leave natural? Are you planning to raise a horse or two? What sort of recreation will you have time for at home?
If the piney woods around Tomball, Magnolia, or Cypress or Rosehill has caught your heart strings, you may have a lot of choices depending on how far out you are willing to drive. The area continues to prosper, bloom and grow. As you bring your love for the area, you will only advance that growth and further improve an already spectacular place.
Ralph and Jeanne Janisch
P: (970) 335-9718
Durango, Mancos, Bayfield