Home Buying Tips

September 28, 2007

Not knowing your subdivision’s deed restrictions can be costly!

You just moved in to your new Spring TX home and now you are ready to personalize it. But wait before you do you better check your subdivision’s deed restrictions. Deed restrictions are enforced by your HOA and are meant to protect yours and your neighbors Spring TX property values. If you want to make […]
August 15, 2007

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

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

What is a HOA?

There are 27,000 HOAs (Home Owners Associations) in the state of Texas. With the majority of Spring Texas subdivisions having an HOA it’s important to know what it is, what it does, and what the annual fee is. HOAs play a vital role in maintaining subdivisions and the resale value of our homes in Spring […]
July 2, 2007

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 […]