Planning a move to the Houston area? These seven tips will help make the transition easier whether you’re moving across state or across the country.
Get to Know Houston Area Home Builders
Your home builder has a huge impact on the quality, value and longevity of your house. High quality home builders like Sitterle Homes that have a long-track record in the area will be the safest bet.
Look for Homes in the Entire Houston Metro
There are a lot of homes for sale in Houston, but don’t rule out the surrounding areas. The suburbs of Katy, Fulshear and Sugar Land have grown significantly in recent years because the communities are very family friendly, offer better affordability and an easy commute to Houston.
Be Prepared for Humidity and Higher Electric Bills
If you’re new to the area prepare to use your AC at least six months out of the year. The humidity is also higher than many areas of the country. Newer homes that are better insulated help minimize electricity costs.
Downsize Winter Clothing and Gear
Snow is a rarity in the area and the temperatures are fairly temperate during the winter months.
Line Up Transportation
Houston offers a variety of transportation options depending on where you live. If you live in the suburbs you’ll want to have reliable vehicles, but within the Loop the METRORail and buses are available.
Review the School Districts
Houston is one of the largest metros in the country, which is reflected in its dozens of school districts. Decide which districts will work for your family and let that guide your home search.
Pay Attention to Flood Zones
Some areas in the Houston metro fall within flood zones, which can affect insurance rates and more.