Invest in Texas

Hi friend! I am so excited you found our little corner of the Interwebs. Have you been thinking about investing in Texas? Are you curious where to buy a rental property in the Houston suburbs? Well today I would love to be your resource in helping you make that decision if considering Houston, Texas and its surrounding cities and suburbs. I will be sharing with you what I think are the best places to invest in the single-family real estate market.

➟ How do property taxes work in Texas :: http://byjoandco.com/propertytaxesintexas
➟ How to move to Texas :: https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/how-to-move-to-texas/

Where to buy a (single family) rental property..

'Location location location', isn't just something one should make a top priority when purchasing a home for oneself, but also insanely important when looking for a potential rental property. I think the number one thing that drives a good location, is its proximity to the rest of the community, and what schools are zoned to that home. Below I am going to list my favorite neighborhoods to consider when purchasing a home in the north Houston suburbs.

Homes 2000s and newer:

  • Ashford Grove, Tomball, Texas: 2.85% tax rate
  • Ashford Place, Tomball, Texas: 2.85% tax rate
  • Bella Sera, Spring, Texas: 2.69% tax rate
  • Bridgestone Lakes, Spring, Texas: 2.74% tax rate
  • Champion Forest, Spring, Texas: 2.55% tax rate
  • Creekside Place, Tomball, Texas: 2.97% tax rate
  • Crossbend Village, Houston, Texas: 2.44% tax rate
  • Cypress Point Lake Estates, Cypress, Texas: 2.81% tax rate
  • Ferndale Estates, Houston, Texas: 2.23% tax rate
  • Forest Village, Spring, Texas: 2.94% tax rate (Oak Ridge High School, close to The Woodlands)
  • Louetta Park, Spring, Texas: 2.64% tax rate (newer homes, 2015)
  • Memorial Creek, Spring, Texas: 2.62% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Memorial Springs, Spring, Texas: 2.62% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Northcrest Village, Spring, Texas: 2.74% tax rate (Klein Oak High School)
  • Northern Point & Northpointe East, Tomball, Texas: 2.85% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Pinecrest Forest, Tomball, Texas: 2.85% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Rayford Ridge, Spring, Texas: 2.24% tax rate (Oak Ridge High School, close to The Woodlands)
  • Spring Terrace, Spring, Texas: 2.69% tax rate
  • Springbrook, Spring, Texas: 2.69% tax rate (Klein Oak High School)
  • Sugarberry Place, Tomball, Texas: 2.17% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • White Oak Falls, Cypress, Texas: 2.61% tax rate (Cypress Falls High School)
  • Wortham Landing, Cypress (Houston), Texas: 2.44% tax rate (Cy-Fair High School)

Homes built prior to 2000:

  • Bridgestone West, Spring, Texas: 2.69% tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Champion Forest, Spring, Texas: 2.46% tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Colony Creek Village, Spring, Texas: 2.43% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Glenloch, Spring, Texas: 2.62% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Harvest Bend, Houston, Texas: 2.65% tax rate (Cypress Ridge High School)
  • Hunterwood Forest, Houston, Texas: 2.60% tax rate (Cypress Creek High School)
  • Huntwick Forest, Houston, Texas: 2.48% tax rate (Cypress Creek High School)
  • Imperial Oaks, Spring, Texas: 2.58% tax rate (Oak Ridge High School)
  • Kleinwood, Spring, Texas: 2.56 tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Lakewood Crossing, Lakewood Forest, Lakewood Glen, Lakewood Park, Houston/Cypress/Tomball Area: 2.48-2.7% tax rate (Cypress Creek High School)
  • Memorial Chase, Spring, Texas: 2.62% tax rate (Klein Cain High School)
  • Memorial Northwest, Spring, Texas: 2.42% tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Mill Ridge North, Cypress, Texas: 2.64% tax rate (Cypress Creek High School)
  • Oakwood Glen, Spring, Texas: 2.62% tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Prestonwood Forest, Houston, Texas: 2.62 tax rate (Cypress Creek High School)
  • Ravensway, Cypress, Texas: 2.7% tax rate (Cy-Fair High School)
  • Spring Creek Forest, Spring, Texas: 2.64% tax rate (Klein High School)
  • Steeplechase, Houston, Texas: 2.65% tax rate (Cypress Ridge High School)

Key factors for locating a good property:

  • Potential rental lease price / Leased price per square foot is over $1 a square foot
  • Property has a recently replaced roof and/or air conditioning unit. Property has no foundation, a/c, or roof issues.
  • Property is zoned to an award winning high school or elementary school. I focus on A and B rated schools.
  • Low tax rate or low tax assessed value.
  • Little to no carpet. Carpet in the bedrooms is okay!
  • Homes with granite counter tops and existing appliances are smart buys.
  • Avoid flooded homes, and ones within the 100-year flood plain.

If trying to pick between two homes:

How to pick one over the other..

  • A rated schools before B or C rated schools
  • Newer home over older home
  • Newer roof or newer a/c over older
  • 4 bedrooms over 3 bedrooms
  • Larger square footage over small square footage (usually)
  • Nicer backyard over plain backyard
  • Back patio over no back patio
  • Higher potential rent over lower potential rent
  • Lower tax rate over higher tax rate
  • Lower HOA fee over higher HOA fee

If you are looking for some possible rental options, I have included a list/search, at the bottom of this page. You can manipulate this list, by adjusting price point or bedroom count. Our website is "IDX" driven, and what that means is that it is connected directly to the local home search database, and is very accurate and up to date. If you would like to sign up for automatic e-alerts, please click this button to sign up. 

How to work with us?

Hi there. Jordan Schilleci here (aka "Jo"), of Jo & Co. Realty Group. Beginning in late 2019, and more seriously in mid 2020, we began creating a niche by working not only with clients relocating from out of state, but investors looking to purchase in the Houston Suburbs. And most of these investors aren't your average "investor". They are first-time, and second-time investors. Ones that still have lots of questions. And we have excitedly held their hand (a little bit), as well as paired them up with a trustworthy lender, to help make their "Investing in Texas" aka "Investing in their future" purchase.

If you too are looking to invest in Texas, we would be so excited to work with you. I keep saying "we", and that is usually me, with some behind-the-scenes  assistance from my husband, who is also a licensed REALTOR® here in Texas. We are four time home purchasers and currently have 3 investment properties in our portfolio here in the outskirts of Houston.

If you are looking for the next step, that would be to reach out to us. You can schedule a call with me by click this link: http://byjoandco.com/call or just send us an email: [email protected]. If you are super serious, you are also welcome to text. Do keep in mind we are in the central time zone, but most of our clients are on the east and west coasts, so we try to be flexible. 

Relocating to the Houston Suburbs?

If you stumbled upon this page, and you are looking to relocate to the area, we would love to meet you, and hear your story. Below you will find all of my contact information, as well as some homes for sale in the area. We truly look forward to hearing from you! P.S. Don't forget to check out our one-of-a-kind YouTube Channel!

There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post, https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/best-neighborhoods-in-houston/, I deep dive into all the different suburbs/neighborhoods that you might want to consider, and why. There are many resources here, so please reach out if you are curious what to look at next! :)

Links to check out..

➟ Our YouTube Channel :: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ How do property taxes work in Texas? :: http://byjoandco.com/propertytaxesintexas
➟ Things to do in The Woodlands :: http://byjoandco.com/inthewoodlands
➟ Safest Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/safesthouston
➟ Best Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/bestneighborhoods
➟ Houston Texas Where to Live :: http://byjoandco.com/houstontexaswheretolive

Thank you so much for trusting us.

- Jordan Marie Schilleci, REALTOR® & Owner, Jo & Co. Realty Group

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Rental Property Options in North Houston

48 Properties
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$285,000
Neighborhood: Fox Run 07
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,155
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
23202349
MLS
Location, location, location - FOX RUN- Cute curb appeal two story, split-floor plan, 3/2.5/2. This home is in a cul-de-sac with private pool and large backyard for entertaining! Extra parking...
Open 5/29
25111 Country Gate Dr Tomball, TX 77375
$280,000
Neighborhood: Saddlebrook Ranch Sec 1
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,810
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
77814024
MLS
Pride of ownership is reflected in this beautiful 4 bedroom/2 bath home with a split floor plan. This open concept home is perfect for family and entertaining indoors and out. Large kitchen features...
$275,000
Neighborhood: Imperial Oaks
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,759
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
1
Day on Site
64570161
MLS
Charming 3/2/2 nestled in the established, planned community of Imperial Oaks in Montgomery County, Texas. This functional plan boasts a dedicated study with closet that easily doubles as a 4th...
$293,000
Neighborhood: Northern Point Sec 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,212
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
7443166
MLS
This Tomball two-story home offers granite countertops, and a two-car garage.
$289,900
Neighborhood: Northern Point
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,444
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
19136728
MLS
Great floorplan with study or formal dining upfront. New AC (May/2022). The sprawling island kitchen has granite counters, loads of counter space and tons of cabinets. Plus, the kitchen overlooks the...
Open 5/28
8430 London Way Dr Spring, TX 77389
$260,000
Neighborhood: Londonderry R/P
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,888
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
28805757
MLS
Welcome to this 4 bedroom 2 bath home with a pool! High ceilings and plenty of light make this home welcoming. Wood laminate floors greet you and carry throughout the home. Carpet in bedrooms only....
$274,500
Neighborhood: Tallow Wood
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,801
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
61523916
MLS
Beautifully Updated! Upgraded granite, Porcelain Flooring, Tile Shower Surrounds, New Appliances, Back Patio. Cute home for your family. Come see it!
Open 5/28
4735 Casemont Dr Spring, TX 77388
$279,900
Neighborhood: Cypressdale Sec 01
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
1,954
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
28260666
MLS
Completely remodeled and sought-after 03/02/2 on a quiet, cul-de-sac lot in Cypressdale. This home is conveniently located 1 block from the park and pool, and 2 blocks away from elementary and middle...
$280,000
Neighborhood: Memorial Chase Sec 04
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,863
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
90154063
MLS
This beautiful one story home in Memorial Chase is ready for your family!! 3 bedroom, 2 full baths. You will love this open floor plan!! Kitchen includes updated (past few years) counter tops,...
$299,900
Neighborhood: Falls/White Oak Sec 01
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,163
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
65378828
MLS
A MUST SEE 4 BEDROOM 2 1/2 BATH BEAUTIFUL 'TURNKEY' HOME, YEAR 2004, NICE CURVE APPEAL W TILE Entry, kitchen and bathrooms, as you WALK IN YOU WILL ENCOUNTER ITS HIGH CEILING, ROMEO & JULIET BALCONY,...
$285,000
Neighborhood: Covington Bridge Sec 1 Amd
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,270
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
90842438
MLS
FOUR bedroom home waiting for new owners! Fresh exterior paint! Formal dining, gas fireplace. In house utility room, space upstairs for 2nd living room/family area. Sprinkler system. Will go fast!...
$260,000
Neighborhood: Lakewood Forest Sec 10
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,216
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
3
Days on Site
12443883
MLS
Calling all Investor's!!!! Flip or rent this fixer upper in Lakewood Forest. Great Location! It can even work for a individual that knows simple renovations. Come check it out!

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