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

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$299,900
Subdivision: Imperial Oaks 03
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,370
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
1
Day on Site
26435547
MLS
Welcome home! This impeccably maintained home is a show stopper. Nestled on a quiet cul de sac street in the charming Imperial Oaks community. Very functional, open floor plan to kitchen, breakfast...
$280,000
Subdivision: Montgomery Creek Ranch 15
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,350
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
27978828
MLS
Welcome home! This beautiful stone and brick two story is In the sought after Montgomery Creek Ranch subdivision zoned for excellent Conroe ISD. Elegant 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home has it all! Open...
Open 8/7
12127 Quail Creek Dr Houston, TX 77070
$290,000
Subdivision: Hunterwood Forest Sec 02
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,502
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
2
Days on Site
60515407
MLS
SUPER STATELY HUNTERWOOD FOREST DREAM - Loaded with Updates and Impeccably Maintained! This Generously Sized 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home Rests on a Beautifully Maintained Oversized 9,200 SQ FT Lot...
$225,000
Subdivision: Spring Terrace Sec 05
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,931
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
34625089
MLS
4 bedrooms, 2 baths 1-story home. Spacious open concept living. Island kitchen with black appliances opens to the dining and family rooms. Separate formal living room. Primary bathroom has dual...
Open 8/7
20318 Yosemite Falls Dr Tomball, TX 77375
$297,000
Subdivision: Willow Falls
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,599
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
96449330
MLS
Ready for Immediate Move-in! Check out this Terrific Tomball 1.5 story classic with huge game room/loft upstairs? Very clean & freshly painted inside and out featuring high ceilings, tiled floors,...
$269,900
Subdivision: Wortham Landing Sec 02
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,928
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
79321254
MLS
Traditional red brick one story in Wortham Landing! This home has some beautiful updates including dark hand scraped style laminate wood flooring, ceramic tile throughout and new carpet in the closet....
$284,930
Subdivision: Braemar Village
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,032
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
2
Days on Site
15706241
MLS
The Lincoln new home floor plan at Braemar Village invites you in with a warm welcome and is built for entertaining. With your entertaining areas downstairs, the kitchen sparkles with 42”...
$225,000
Subdivision: Concord Colony Sec 01
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,783
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10162439
MLS
This completely updated one story home in Concord Colony is a must see! An open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car garage that is ready for immediate move in. Updates include; brand new...
$275,000
Subdivision: Cypress Point Sec 07
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,075
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
27667135
MLS
Beautiful and remodeled home located in Cypress. Newly remodeled kitchen, bathroom and living area. May upgrades including new granite, new laminate flooring, new appliances (dishwasher on...
$275,000
Subdivision: Northampton Sec 03
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,502
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21138781
MLS
Welcome home. Beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home ready for move-in located in the Northampton GC community. On the main floor of this home you will find a dining room, spacious formal living room,...
$269,900
Subdivision: Hearthstone Sec 07
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,263
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
3
Days on Site
63853893
MLS
Light and bright, this lovely home sits in beautiful Hearthstone Golf Course Community. This 4-bedroom home has great expansive architectural design, thanks to high ceilings. Master bedroom is...
$252,000
Subdivision: Barwood Sec 01
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,159
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
3
Days on Site
28005267
MLS
Cy-Fair Home on Cul-de -Sac. This graceful 4-bed, 3 full bath, 2 car garage home has large yard, mature trees, privacy fence and spa. The kitchen has plenty of storage space, cabinets galore. Living...

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