August 18, 2007

bus schedules for Spring Texas schools

With school starting again, its time to figure out the bus schedule for your kid’s school. The school districts in Spring, Texas have excellent web sites that are loaded with all the information you need. Your child’s school district will either be Spring ISD , Klein ISD, or Conroe ISD. These schools provide bus service […]
August 15, 2007
spring tx no zoning

What does NO Zoning in Spring Texas really mean?

Houston and its surrounding areas including Spring Texas have a no zoning ordinance. Zoning is when a community defines the type of real estate that may exist whether that be single family residential, multi-family residential, or commercial. No zoning ordinances allow the market to determine the type of real estate. In Spring TX, we still […]
August 9, 2007
Spring Texas energy star homes

Should you care if your Spring Texas home is an Energy Star home?

It seems that we hear a lot of builders in Spring Texas advertising their new homes as Energy Star Homes, but what exactly is an Energy Star Home and should we really care? An Energy Star Home has been built to use less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. Some of the energy efficient […]
July 25, 2007
Auburn Lakes Spring Texas

What is a HOA?

The majority of Spring Texas subdivisions have an HOA and as such it is important to know what it is, what it does, and what the annual fee is. The HOA (Home Owners Association) plays a vital role in maintaining subdivisions and the resale value of Spring TX homes. Membership in most cases in the […]
July 22, 2007
Spring texas real estate taxes

Texas Property Taxes why are they so HIGH!

I am often asked why are property taxes in Texas are so high? The simple answer is because Texas does not have a state income tax and thus our schools, social services, roads, and infrastructure are supported by a property tax. Although they may seem high, our overall tax burden in Texas is much lower […]
July 19, 2007

Thursdays FREE at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The saying goes that nothing in life is FREE but here is one thing that truly is FREE. Every Thursday, thanks to a gift from the Shell Oil Foundation, admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is FREE.
July 12, 2007
Mercer Botanical Gardens Spring TX

Spring TX Arboretum & Botanic Gardens – Always in Bloom!

Whether you are just coming to visit or you have made your home in Spring TX, a place you will want to discover is Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. It is located between 1960 and Cypresswood and Aldine Westfield a short 10 minute drive off of I45. I discovered the Mercer Arboretum a couple of […]
July 2, 2007
water providers spring texas

What is a MUD?

If you are thinking about buying a home in the Spring Texas area, you will soon hear the word MUD. A MUD (Municipal Utility District) is a special governmental entity created by the State of Texas whose main functions are to provide water, sewage, drainage, and other services within its boundaries. A MUD may levy […]