eBook: Choosing a Neighbohood. Buying Your Katy-Cinco Ranch-Richmond Area Home For The Best Price! Chap 13 Pt 2

Real Estate Agent with ReMax Plantation

Buying Your

Katy Cinco Ranch Richmond Area Home

For The Best


Fred, Miller, Realtor serving Katy, Cinco Ranch, Pecan Grove, Richmond, Westpark Tollway, Fulshear. www.RichmondKatyHomes.com

eBook Chapter 13 Part 2 Thoughts on Choosing a Neighbohood


•Are there iron bars on all the windows? This sign is self-explanatory--who wants to live in a prison?

Make yourself a list of pros and cons. No one neighborhood will be perfect, but there will be some whose faults you can overlook because their positive qualities overcome their liabilities.

As an added precaution, do a double-check of the services available to the property you are considering. Ask specific questions of the proper authorities and accept only specified answers.

Day-Care, Preschool: Where are nearby day-care and preschool facilities ? What types of programs do they offer? Will there be a place for your child? Which days and what times are available? What are the costs?

Public Transportation: Is a bus or some other public transportation available? Where are bus stops located? How frequent is the service? Obtain a transportation map so you can determine the routes you may be using.

Recreational Facilities: Will you be allowed to use recreational facilities in the area? Are special memberships required? Where are parks located and what facilities do they have? Are the parks used by recreational organizations on specific days? Who takes care of park maintenance and security?

Hospital and Medical Services: Where is the nearest hospital? Are emergency medical facilities closer?

Police and Fire Protection: How available are police, fire and emergency services? Is the protection adequate? Will your home be protected by a neighborhood watch program?

Telephone Service: Will telephone service be available as soon as you move in? Will a private line be available? What other telephone services are available?

Internet Service: Do you need high speed internet?

Postal Service: Will mail be delivered to the front porch, to the front curb or to community mailboxes at the end of the road? Will mail be delivered daily? Where is the nearest facility to mail packages, buy stamps, etc.?

Street Maintenance and Parking: Are the roads properly maintained? Will it be your responsibility to maintain any part of the roads? What are the parking restrictions, weekdays, weekends and in emergencies? Can you park directly in front of your home?

Property Taxes: What are the property taxes now and what are they expected to be? Is a general tax increase expected?

New Construction: Is new construction planned that will change the appearance of the traffic flow through the neighborhood?


Next Chapter:  Inspections

The information contained in this site is the opinion of Fred Miller and does express any policy or opinion of Re/Max International, Rd/Max of Texas or Remax Plantation.

Fred Miller, Re/Max Plantation, FredMiller9@gmail.com , www.RichmndKatyHomes.com , Office receptionist 281/342-2288 Cell 281/924-2531


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