27 Feb Longwood Cypress Homes
Longwood Cypress Homes
Longwood Village is a golf course community with 3 nine hole courses that’s open to the public seven days a week. The neighborhood is conveniently located north of 290 and south of 249. Both freeways have access to “Loop 610” and Sam Houston Tollway. WIllowbrook Mall is approximately 15 minutes from the subdivision. Easy access off Huffmeister and Telge road make it a desirable spot for those wanting to live in a wooded community saturated with excellent Cy-Fair schools. Opal Hamilton elementary and Opal Hamilton middle school are sought after by many buyers who relocate to the area. Cy-Fair high is also past exemplary school Many of the homes broke ground in 1997. Homes in Longwood range from the low 170’s up to the high 800’s. A custom built section wraps around part of the golf course and mainly populates the north part of Longwood Trace just east of the main entrance off Telge. Other builders included Trendmaker, Plantation, David Weekly and many more.
The total tax rate after homestead exemption for 2013 was 2.72%. The mud tax is only .39 and has been dropping yearly.
Homes with pools in Longwood are pretty popular. The resale value is much higher than homes that do not have pools. You won’t get all your money back when you build a pool, but you will certainly get a portion of it back. Generally speaking an owner can expect to get around 50% back of the expenses of adding a pool. This is why it’s always better to buy a home with a pool than to install one, especially if you’re going to sell a few years after you have your pool built. Enjoy it for 7-10 years and you’ll more than get back your 50%.
As of 2-27-2014 there were only 5 homes available in Longwood Village with a swimming pool. This is pretty “par for the course” in Longwood. As you can see the larger the home, the more expensive the price. The 700k homes are typically custom built and located in the custom/gated section of Longwood. Residents pay a higher HOA fee and enjoy more seclusion than the rest of the residents in Longwood.
Home values are up 11% across the country. Real estate is local, so don’t expect all values to be up in each and every neighborhood throughout out Houston. Longwood typically see’s a regional average of about 2% in appreciation annually.
A lot of home buyers relocating to Cypress often struggle to choose between Coles Crossing and Longwood Village. The price points are similar. The schools are equally as good and the values are pretty much the same. The big difference is that Longwood is home to a golf course and a ton of trees. There are newer homes in “Coles’, but they tend to harbor more hardiplank siding (cement board) than homes in Longwood. Both are great neighborhoods.