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

126 Properties
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$275,000
Subdivision: Wimbledon Park
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,532
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
2
Days on Site
32302043
MLS
Stylishly updated home backs to greenbelt and walking path. The kitchen offers white cabinets, granite countertops with white subway tile backsplash, center island for serving and storage, gas range,...
$263,000
Subdivision: Hearthstone Green Sec 06
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,867
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
33067342
MLS
This Houston two-story home offers granite countertops, and a two-car garage.
$235,000
Subdivision: Northpointe East Sec 01
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,770
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
3
Days on Site
65144892
MLS
Come see this beautiful home nestled in the family-friendly neighborhood of Northpointe! Meticulously maintained by 1 owner. It has a spacious living room and kitchen along with a great playroom...
$297,500
Subdivision: Mills Walk
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,732
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
3
Days on Site
49059511
MLS
A MUST SEE - Fantastic Opportunity in Mills Walk!!! Completely remodeled 4/2.5/2 with 2732 sft of living space, on a HUGE Cul-De-Sac lot! Both Formals, or perfect for office, dining, homeschooling,...
$259,000
Subdivision: Yorktown Colony
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,896
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
4
Days on Site
3847043
MLS
This lovely single story home has a big patio, great for BBQ. Brand new roof.
$279,950
Subdivision: Wimbledon Estates & Racquet Club
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,675
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
4
Days on Site
36751842
MLS
Traditional colonial home with 4 majestic pillars outfront. This home has all the amenities for comfortable living: wet bar, family room, home office, breakfast room and formal dining room. New...
$290,000
Subdivision: Imperial Oaks Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,195
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
4
Days on Site
23814647
MLS
Meticulously maintained, immaculate one story home on a quiet cul de sac. This home has it all! Updates include; newer roof (2018), sprinkler system, french drains, beautiful landscaping, solar...
$270,000
Subdivision: Canyon Gate At Northpointe
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,025
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
4
Days on Site
30653319
MLS
TODAY IS THE DAY! Start making memories in this single story home in this 24 hour manned gated community. The home features lots of hardwood trees on a corner lot with large from porch, storm doors,...
$299,000
Subdivision: Crossbend Village
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,575
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
4
Days on Site
78535651
MLS
A beautiful home in the quaint community of Crossbend Village, located at cul-de-sac corner lot. This two story house has open kitchen and huge living space, breakfast area and formal dining, game...
$263,000
Subdivision: Spring Terrace Sec 01
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,110
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
4
Days on Site
89279783
MLS
Beautiful one story home with some wonderful upgrades & great location! This house features new kitchen, back porch, fireplace, formal dinning room, faux wood blinds & tiles throughout the whole home....
$295,000
Subdivision: Klein Medows Sec 01
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,722
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
4
Days on Site
41157931
MLS
TODAY IS THE DAY! Start making memories in this spacious 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home with a game room. The seller has truly transformed it into a stunningly modern home! The many updates include...
$275,000
Subdivision: Linnfield
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,954
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
4
Days on Site
71282430
MLS
Enjoy every moment spent in this stunning 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in Linnfield, which boasts high ceilings, tile flooring, an updated roof, fresh paint, replaced hot water heater, new appliances,...

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