September 24, 2021 at 2:42pm | Just Ask Matt

Just Ask Matt:
What is the Best State To Buy a House?

We get it all the time: What is the best state to buy a house? And of course, it is Texas. No bias here, just fact. Texas is the best state to buy a house in this market, before, during, and after the pandemic hit in 2020.

Not only do we have a low cost of living compared to other large metro areas in other states, we are also a friendly bunch. And, Texas has miles and miles of wide-open spaces. In the greater Houston area—which spans Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties—you can purchase a home with land and still be just minutes from lively entertainment spots, fine dining, theater, and recreation spots.

With over 70,000 miles of highway, quaint towns, national parks, farmers markets, tubing rivers, water parks, cookoffs, rodeos, county fairs, wine country, and more, you have a choice of road trips year-round.

Not only is Texas the best state to buy a house in, but it is also one of the best states to attain higher education. From elementary to advanced degree programs, some of our best school districts and higher education opportunities are right here in the greater Harris and Montgomery Counties.

Texas boasts more than 200 colleges and universities with some of the high-ranking higher education institutions such as Rice University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at Austin. Not to mention Lone Star Community College Systems that offer cost-effective tuition programs and fast tracks to higher education.

We also have nationally rated medical facilities, that year over year, make the US News & World Report Honor Roll: Ranking #1 and #2 are Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Texas has world class medical systems throughout the state.

New Caney, Kingwood & Porter Up and Coming Areas

With its wide-open spaces, it's no wonder Texas is one of the fastest-growing states and the best state to buy a new home. Within the state, the fastest growing areas include those north in Harris and Montgomery counties in the New Caney, Kingwood, and Porter areas. Hot off the new 99 Grand Parkway, these areas are a hop, skip, and jump to any major hub or work commute. New construction homes are very popular, with communities close to the Greenbelt, walking trails, forested environments, lakes, fishing, and subdivision amenities, is making it irresistible to retirees and millennials. You have hot spots for nightlife, yet secluded, gated communities for that laid-back luxury lifestyle.

Believe it or not, not all Texans live on farms or ranches, but if that's what you want, we have that too. There's lots of land to be had in Texas—just ripe for residential and commercial use.

One of the Fastest Growing States: Texas

According to the Texas Tribune, Texas is growing by the rate of 1,000 people per day. Glitz and glam, rodeos and cookoffs, theater districts, culturally diverse communities, to the small and rustic, Texas has something for everyone.

Having one of the healthiest state economies in the country, Texas is an entrepreneur's dream, startup companies find Texas welcome to economic growth and entrepreneurial business.

Why is Texas the Best State to Buy a Home In? You can afford to buy a home!

Yes, it's true that the housing market has seen a steady increase in the average median home price in the past year. But that average sales price as well as the lower mortgage interest rates, are settling at an advantage for both buyers, sellers, and new home construction.

In Texas, that still means more bang for your buck. Where can you purchase a home for under $300,000 with 4-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2-car garage?

Several up-and-coming areas in Montgomery County have homes for sale with some of the lowest tax rates you can find and that is before any exemptions such as--you guessed it---homestead exemption.

With tax rates in some areas as low as 1.9%, no HOA communities, USDA financing availability, and first-time home buyer programs, why not buy a home in Texas?

Texas: The Best State To Buy a House in Summary

#1 Texas properties are more affordable.
Whether you are looking for your first home in Texas, a new build home, or buying land to build a house, the bottom line is you'll get more for your hard-earned money here in Texas.

#2 Texas is family-friendly almost everywhere you go.
Living in Texas can help you balance that tension of family and work. With fewer mortgage strains, good to great school systems, some of the best highway systems making for smoother commutes, you can achieve a stronger family unit and lifestyle for you and your loved ones.

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