Despite growth in other housing types in Houston, single-family homes are still among the most popular properties in the city.
With more new properties and growing inventories, homebuyers have more options from which to choose. Single-family homes in the Bayou City are found within:
Houston single-family homes are among the most affordable among the top 10 most populated metropolitan areas in the United States.
There is a wide variety of single-family homes for sale and prices depend mainly on location/accessibility, home size, and age of the home.
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Single-family homes are the most common housing option in Houston. Compared to the top 10 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, Houston offers the most affordable housing options. Single-family homes in the city area are around 40% less than the average prices of 26 metropolitan locations in the US.
Below we’ve listed Houston Inner Loop neighborhoods (as well as notable gated communities) with a great selection of single-family homes.
There are more single-family homes available outside the Loop – some of which are located within Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods. Independent cities, including the Memorial Villages (Piney Point, Bunker Hill, Hunters Creek, Hedwig, Wilshire, and Spring Valley) and Bellaire, also offer a variety of homes.
Below we’ve grouped together neighborhoods with Houston single-family homes located outside the Loop.
Rising demand for housing in the Inner Loop sparked a tear-down trend in many parts of the city (replacing older single-family homes with newer properties or townhomes). More than 6,000 new developments broke ground in just the first quarter of this year.
There are a number of new construction single-family homes available within master-planned communities outside Houston as well. Notable new home communities include the Woodlands, Cinco Ranch, and Sienna Plantation.
Listed below are neighborhoods with new construction available and a few notable gated communities as well.
Single-family homeownership means that you own the structure plus the land (from the center of the earth to infinity) upon which it sits.
A patio home is a type of single-detached home that is typically smaller compared to a single-family home. They are usually built in rows (similar to townhomes) and own the land upon which the structure sits.
While some single-family homes sit on a property line (or two), they usually don’t share a wall with a neighbor. Townhomes share a wall with the units immediately next to them.
Condos and lofts, on the other hand, are completely different kinds of assets. You own airspace and share ownership of the building’s common areas. Monthly fees cover maintenance of amenities and exteriors.
The benefits of owning a single-family home have its benefits (vs. townhomes or condos or lofts), but there are a few downsides.
The space is yours. Both the structure and the land upon which it sits are yours.
Better resale values. Compared to other home types, single-family homes tend to have higher resale values.
Privacy. Since there are no shared walls, Houston single-family homes give you the most privacy out of the other housing options available.
Flexibility. Owning a single-family home gives you the flexibility to add rooms, update furnishings and appliances, remodel exteriors and interiors, and make other changes to your home. Deed restrictions will limit the sort of changes you can make but overall, you still have control over your home’s look and feel.
More space. Compared to condos and lofts, single-family homes tend to be roomier, both in terms of living space and lot area.
Maintenance. You are responsible for repair and maintenance costs of interiors, exteriors, and landscaping. Since single-family homes are bigger than a condo or loft, utility expenses also tend to be higher.
Cost. In most Houston neighborhoods, the cost of buying a single-family home is more expensive than a condo or a townhome.
Weigh the pros and cons of getting a single-family home (vs. a townhome or condo). The home type’s primary strengths include the privacy and the flexibility it offers, and while it is more expensive (depending on where you’re buying), you might find that it is still better for you.