Since the 2004 bond election, Klein, a fast growth school district in Spring Texas, has experienced 16% growth. And the district does not see the growth stopping. As they are projecting the growth to continue for the next 10 years at a rate of 4% a year. That means by 2016, Klein school district is expected to grow by over 17,600 students.
Where is all this growth coming from? Since the last bond election in 2004, approximately 98 new subdivisions and new sections in existing subdivisions have been built in the Klein school district. Since all of the previous bond funds have been spent or designated for current projects, the district has started exploring a new bond election.
A steering committee comprised of 110 members of the community, parents, teachers, students, and other district personnel have been meeting monthly since September 2007. In March of 2008, they will present thier recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
What does this mean to the homeowners who live in the Klein school district in Spring Texas? If the bond passes, a real estate tax increase is in our near future. How much? At this point it is to early to tell. But early projections are for $0.20 per every $100 assessed value to be issued in over the next four years.
Hopefully, the steering committee will be fiduciary responsible and develop a plan that will support our children’s education and yet be kind to our pocket books.
Jill Wente was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen... read moreJill Wente was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen on for sale signs in our neighborhood and my wife decided that her research said Jill was who we should use.We met with Jill about one month before we were ready to list the property and Jill was very willing to speak with us and go through what she felt were the appropriate things that a home owner should be doing. She also had multiple home sales in the area and told us where she thought we should price our home. In addition Jill went through the entire home and gave us instructions on what needed to be done in order to make our home the most attractive. Before the home was put on the market, with a "coming soon" sign in the front yard, we had showing and offers. After the initial open house, we had 4 offers and selected one. The offers were at asking price or above. Unfortunately, the people who made the original offer we accepted, were not able to get their financing, but this didn't stop Jill. We kept the earnest money and relisted and immediately had 3 new listings, including the original family who opted out. After several discussions, we agreed to offer the home to the original family again, but included at Jill's recommendation very high earnest money requirements which the family accepted. The purchase went through and we set closing, moving out of our home to a new home near Austin, TX. Unfortunately during the move out, a leak developed in the laundry room and Jill found this. She immediately called us and we left everything in her capable hands as we were out of town. She contacted a plumber, had the pipe repaired, contacted a remediation company to dry the house, and another contractor to repaint the damaged areas. Jill also delayed the closing in order to get everything done. Jill was able to take a horrible experience and make everything right. She is the best realtor we have used and we have had at least 8 moves using 15 different realtors in the past. read less