Best Houston Neighborhoods In Land Value Appreciation

Best Houston Neighborhoods
In Land Value Appreciation

How to find Houston homes with good appreciation rates.


Best Houston Neighborhoods In Land Value Appreciation

Houston home sales were up 13% and total dollar volume jumped 28% last year. However, the headline market statistics do not reflect what buyers and sellers are living.

Inflation rates are also approaching an all-time high.

The global economy, our anemic spending habits during the lockdown (Americans are sitting on $2 trillion in savings since the onset of Covid-19), and now our fast-paced return to normal life are all contributing to the inflation spike.

We have completed a study of 400,000+ Houston home sales to identify neighborhoods with land value appreciation rates that can outpace inflation. Historically, real estate is a good hedge against inflation as it has a “deflating effect” on debt.

The best investments tend to be single-family homes with the following characteristics:

  • Located in quality neighborhoods that have good proximity to major job centers;
  • Large lots (the primary value is the land value);
  • Not located on a busy thoroughfare, near a highway, or near a railroad;
  • A street location with some kind of premier feature (by a cul-de-sac, on a street with a tree-filled median, etc.);
  • With a home that is liveable and can be rented. Typically, new construction homes come with a higher purchase premium, and “true fixer-uppers” require too much investment;
  • Located with suburbs zoned to good schools and have excellent amenities.

Houston real estate is hyper-local. We’ve compiled the historical land value appreciation data of Houston’s most popular close-in neighborhoods, top suburbs, and luxury areas.

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Table of Contents

  1. Close In Houston: 10-Year Land Value Appreciation
  2. Close In Houston: 5-Year Land Value Appreciation
  3. Houston Suburbs: Land Value Appreciation
  4. Luxury Neighborhoods: Land Value Appreciation
  5. 12 Houston Neighborhoods With Good Land Value Appreciation
  6. Data Sources & Disclaimers
  7. Best Houston Realtors: Paige Martin & The Houston Properties Team

Close In Houston: 10-Year Land Value Appreciation

Close In Houston: 10-Year Land Value Appreciation

Real estate is a good hedge against inflation because it has a “deflating effect” on debt long-term. As home prices increase over time, it lowers the loan value of any mortgage debt. This acts as a buffer to price inflation.

Neighborhood 10-Year Land Value Appreciation
1. Bellaire 29%
2. Braeswood Place 14%
3. Cottage Grove 119%
4. Galleria 23%
5. Garden Oaks 48%
6. Houston Heights 134%
7. Highland Village / Midlane 103%
8. Knollwood/Woodside 27%
9. Memorial Park 82%
10. Memorial Villages 58%
11. Midtown 225%
12. Montrose 88%
13. Oak Forest 101%
14. Rice / Museum District 24%
15. Rice Military 92%
16. River Oaks 49%
17. River Oaks Shopping Area 96%
18. Royden / Afton Oaks 79%
19. Tanglewood 10%
20. Timbergrove / Lazybrook 72%
21. Upper Kirby 94%
22. Washington East/Sabine 83%
23. West University 112%

The list above is on alphabetical order. Data is from median land value of single-family home sales.


Value of a 10,000 Square Foot Lot in Houston’s Close In Neighborhoods Over The Last Decade

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Annual Land Values of Houston’s Close In Neighborhoods Over The Past Decade

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Close In Houston: 5-Year Land Value Appreciation

High-quality homes sell in nearly every market. Disadvantaged homes sell more slowly or at larger discounts. The Houston real estate market is hyper-local — contact The Houston Properties Team for tips on how to navigate it.

Neighborhood 5-Year Land Value Appreciation
1. Bellaire -11%
2. Braeswood Place 1%
3. Cottage Grove 10%
4. Galleria -16%
5. Garden Oaks 9%
6. Houston Heights 14%
7. Highland Village / Midlane 24%
8. Knollwood/Woodside -11%
9. Memorial Park 28%
10. Memorial Villages -4%
11. Midtown 15%
12. Montrose 14%
13. Oak Forest 26%
14. Rice / Museum District 0%
15. Rice Military 18%
16. River Oaks -6%
17. River Oaks Shopping Area 28%
18. Royden / Afton Oaks 43%
19. Tanglewood -8%
20. Timbergrove / Lazybrook 30%
21. Upper Kirby 2%
22. Washington East/Sabine 15%
23. West University 27%

The list above is on alphabetical order. Data is from median land value of single-family home sales.


Houston Suburbs: Land Value Appreciation

Houston Suburbs: Land Value Appreciation

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Suburb Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Land Value Apprec.
The Woodlands $480,000 $169 62%
Katy $349,500 $139 82%
Sugar Land $400,000 $143 159%
Pearland $323,995 $132 99%
Richmond $330,000 $136 86%
Cypress $354,000 $134 373%
Friendswood $332,250 $146 85%
Clear Lake $315,000 $136 61%
Stafford $228,500 $121
Kingwood $289,000 $122 42%
Jersey Village $300,000 $129 29%
Manvel $389,595 $144 225%
Fulshear $384,240 $150 43%
Tomball $350,000 $143 61%

One of the recent trends brought by the global pandemic: more people are looking in the suburbs.

We’re seeing more buyers motivated to find homes with a bigger yard, extra room(s) for homeschooling and home office, a pool, and generally just more space.

The best suburbs in Houston feature homes on sizeable lots, accessibility, top-ranked public schools, and excellent community amenities. [Read about our ranking of Houston’s Best Suburbs.]


Luxury Neighborhoods: Land Value Appreciation

Luxury Neighborhoods: Land Value Appreciation

We’ve included the summary real estate statistics for Houston’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods. Please contact us for more data or an analysis of which areas may be best for you.

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Land Value Apprec
River Oaks $2,365,000 $518 49%
Piney Point $2,420,000 $380 31%
Hunters Creek $1,834,000 $359 63%
The Woodlands: Carlton Woods $1,783,000 $308 57%
Crestwood / Glen Cove $1,765,000 $455 90%
Memorial Close In $2,110,000 $367 17%
Southside Place $1,907,500 $451 145%
Bunker Hill $2,000,000 $393 49%
Memorial Villages $1,675,500 $351 58%
Tanglewood $1,675,000 $333 10%
Hedwig Village $1,600,000 $342 119%
Memorial Park $1,367,000 $378 82%
West University $1,395,000 $397 112%
Southampton $1,588,750 $408 106%
Boulevard Oaks $1,360,000 $387 23%
Highland Village / Midlane $1,098,935 $359 103%
Rice / Museum District $882,500 $323 24%
Afton Oaks $1,090,000 $368 79%
Braeswood Place $871,321 $265 14%
Bellaire $940,000 $249 29%
Briargrove $950,000 $325 47%
River Oaks Shopping Area $770,000 $260 96%

Value of a 10,000 Square Foot Lot in Houston’s Luxury Neighborhoods Over The Last Decade

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Annual Land Values of Houston’s Luxury Neighborhoods Over The Past Decade

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12 Houston Neighborhoods With Good Land Value Appreciation

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Heights / Greater Heights

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Houston Heights $559,900 $263 135%

Houston Heights Map

A popular historic district, The Heights is also one of the best neighborhoods for accessibility and real estate appreciation.

Houston Heights is ranked amongst the Most “Walkable” Houston Neighborhoods. The Heights has over 450 Yelp-rated establishments, many just a few blocks from residential communities.

The Heights is also one of the top communities in the state for “Fun Family Activities” with outdoor hotpots like Heights Hike and Bike Trail and White Oak Bayou Trail nearby.

The Heights offers an excellent commute to downtown, Houston inner loop neighborhoods, Medical Center, Galleria, and major Houston highways. The Height’s real estate market has been one of the best performing neighborhoods over the past one, five and ten-year periods.

Harvard Elementary (with a school zoning map covering parts of the Heights) is ranked as highly as elementary schools in premier neighborhoods like Memorial, Tanglewood, Bellaire and West University.

The Houston Heights Association (HHA) is one of the most active communities in Houston. They maintain historic sites, enforce deed restrictions, run the constable program and plan fabulous activities like the Lights in the Heights tours.

Navigating the Houston Heights real estate can be tricky with the deed restrictions, proximity to major thoroughfares (which can hurt resale), homes with choppy floor plans (which can hurt resale), and diversity of builders (some are far superior to others).

Map of Houston Heights

Houston Heights Real Estate Trends


Cottage Grove

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Cottage Grove $427,000 $188 120%

Cottage Grove Map

Cottage Grove is centrally located within the Inner Loop, near entertainment, dining, and retail hubs, as well as job centers and cultural hotspots.

Conveniently located along the Katy Freeway, the neighborhood is about 10 minutes away from the Galleria and Downtown Houston.

There are plenty of housing options in the neighborhood, ranging from vintage cottages and townhomes. Increased demand for Cottage Grove homes has sparked a surge of new development in the area.

Cottage Grove is one of Houston’s burgeoning neighborhoods. With new construction custom-built homes, townhomes in gated communities, and old single-family homes, homebuyers have a bevy of options.

Map of Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove Real Estate Trends


Oak Forest

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Oak Forest $415,000 $240 101%

Oak Forest Map

Made up of 18 smaller communities called sections, Oak Forest is one of the largest groups of subdivisions in Harris County, behind Sharpstown and Kingwood.

Oak Forest real estate has remained popular over the years due to several factors, including the neighborhood’s location, large lots, and relatively affordable home prices.

The neighborhood is just north of Loop 610 and east of US 290. Oak Forest homes have convenient access to main arteries like TC Jester Blvd, N Shepherd Dr, Katy Fwy, and North Fwy.

Homes in the area enjoy convenient access to schools, stores, restaurants, entertainment centers, and parks. Business and employment hubs in the Galleria and Downtown Houston are easily accessible from the neighborhood.

Oak Forest is one of Houston’s older neighborhoods. It features updated and renovated ranch-style homes from the 1940s and 1950s, as well as new construction homes.

Map of Oak Forest

Oak Forest Real Estate Trends


River Oaks

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
River Oaks $2,365,000 $518 50%

River Oaks Map

River Oaks Houston is one of the most exclusive, as well as one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Texas. This year, it gained the prestige of being the most expensive neighborhood in Houston.

The grande dame of Houston’s luxury enclaves, River Oaks is a 1,100-acre enclave of mansions and estates found at the heart of Inner Loop Houston. This is the place to start if you’re looking for mansions for sale in Houston.

As one of the acclaimed upscale neighborhoods in Houston, it is north of the Upper Kirby District and is near many major thoroughfares such as Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street.

Houston main districts Downtown, Galleria, and Medical Center are within 15 to 20 minutes from River Oaks.

Parts of River Oaks have acre-plus lots and deed restrictions to keep out commercial establishments. Other parts of River Oaks (notably on the South and Eastern sides) border the River Oaks Shopping Center and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza, which are home to a fabulous collection of shops and restaurants.

The entirety of River Oaks is a scenic view of towering trees that line streets coupled with intricately detailed bushes that lead to pocket gardens. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries in the River Oaks Shopping Center and West Ave complexes. Thus, if you’re looking for mansions, this is the place to be.

Map of River Oaks

River Oaks Real Estate Trends


Montrose

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Montrose $679,900 $255 89%

Montrose Map

Known for its bohemian flavor, Montrose has a unique combination of 1920s mansions, modern townhomes, luxury condos, art museums, wine lounges, and hip restaurants.

Montrose is constantly referred to as “One of Houston’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods.” The neighborhood houses numerous top-ranked restaurants, boutique shops, dive bars, wine lounges, music bars, cafes and pubs. Other retail and entertainment hotspots (Rice Military, Galleria, and downtown) are all minutes away.

Home to art museums and festivals, Montrose is one of Houston’s cultural centers. The Menil Collection and the Rothko Chapel (both from John and Dominique de Menil) feature many pieces from world-renowned artists like Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse.

Montrose is centrally located within The Loop and is minutes away from key districts like downtown, Medical Center, and Galleria.

One of the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston, Montrose homes have convenient access to main roads and freeways, including Richmond Avenue, Montrose Boulevard, Southwest Freeway, Shepherd Drive, Allen Parkway, and Westheimer Road, among others.

Students in the area may opt to attend some of the best schools in Greater Houston. Neighborhood schools include several International Baccalaureate World Schools, including Poe Elementary, Lanier Middle School, and Lamar High School. High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), a highly sought-after Fine Arts magnet school, is located in Montrose.

Montrose real estate can be tricky to navigate due to its uneven development (no zoning laws), wide variety of home types (some are difficult to value properly), and rising property values. In addition, certain blocks can be problematic as they back to bars (loud) and/or get a ton of street parking on certain days of the week. Also, some vintage homes in the area are within city-designated historic districts and are deed-restricted. Contact Paige Martin, the best Houston realtor in Montrose , for great recommendations and advice if you’re looking to sell or buy Montrose homes for sale.

Map of Montrose

Montrose Real Estate Trends


Rice Military

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Rice Military $490,000 $205 93%

Rice Military Map

Nestled within Houston’s Inner Loop, Rice Military features a mixture of residential neighborhoods, gated communities, restaurants, bars, and lounges.

Rice Military is one of Houston’s Most Accessible Neighborhoods. The neighborhood is less than 15 minutes away from Downtown Houston and the Galleria, and about 5 miles from the Medical Center.

Rice Military is among the hottest neighborhoods in Houston, both in terms of Land Value Appreciation and Real Estate Appreciation. The shift during the 2000’s revitalized the neighborhood, breathing new life into the area’s real estate market.

Lamar High School and Hogg Middle School, both among the best schools in the Greater Houston area and IB World Schools, serve the Rice Military area.

The neighborhood features many beautiful homes and townhomes within gated communities. Caceres, one of Houston’s Best Gated Communities, is located within Rice Military.

Rice Military residents enjoy direct access to Memorial Park, one of Houston’s largest parks. Memorial Park is home to a wide range of outdoor activity areas and facilities, miles of multi-use trails, and a top-rated golf course.

additional security and organizes community events, among other things. The smaller neighborhoods and subdivisions that make up the Rice Military/Washington Avenue area (between Westcott and Sawyer) also have their own HOAs.

Buying or selling in Rice Military can be a challenge due to new construction (while some builders do have quality track records, others do not), railroad tracks (you don’t want to live too close to one), major thoroughfares (avoid being on or right next to one given the noise and bar parking), and proximity to freeways (which can hurt resale values).

Map of Rice Military

Rice Military Real Estate Trends


Richmond

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Richmond $330,000 $136 86%

Richmond Map

Richmond is a 2.9-square-mile independent city and is one of the more affordable Houston suburbs in the area. It lies southwest of Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Stafford.

A small city, like Katy, has several master-planned communities within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Aliana, Long Meadow Farms, Lakes of Bella Terra, Pecan Grove, Harvest Green, and Verdana all have Richmond addresses.

Because Richmond is a relatively small city, it doesn’t have a public transit system. Residents will need a car to go downtown and to the Galleria (35 minutes for both). Going to the Medical Center will take a little longer (40 minutes) while going to the Energy Corridor will take a bit faster (30 minutes).

Notable top-rated schools within 5 miles are Austin Elementary School, Manford Williams Elementary School, McNeille Elementary School, and Hutchison Elementary School.

Richmond homes are zoned to both Lamar Consolidated ISD and Fort Bend ISD. Children At Risk ranked Fort Bend ISD 4th in its Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.

Club, and Black Hawk Country Club (formerly The Houstonian).

The city also maintains a few parks (including Clay Park, George Park, Richmond City Park, and Wessendorff Park), all of which offer a variety of sports facilities and other amenities.

Map of Richmond

Richmond Real Estate Trends


River Oaks Shopping Area

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
River Oaks Shopping Area $770,000 $260 97%

River Oaks Shopping Area Map

River Oaks is Houston’s most expensive neighborhood and is located in the geographic center of Houston, making it one of the most accessible neighborhoods in the city.

The neighborhood is north of the Upper Kirby district and is near many major thoroughfares such as Westheimer Road, Kirby Drive, and San Felipe Street.

Parts of River Oaks have acre-plus lots and deed restrictions to keep out commercial establishments. Other parts of River Oaks (notably on the South and Eastern sides) border the River Oaks Shopping Center and Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza and are home to a fabulous collection of shops and restaurants.

The entirety of River Oaks is a scenic view of towering trees that line streets, coupled with intricately detailed bushes that lead to pocket gardens. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art galleries in the River Oaks Shopping Center and West Ave complexes. No wonder this is the richest neighborhood in Houston.

Map of River Oaks Shopping Area

River Oaks Shopping Area Real Estate Trends


Upper Kirby

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Upper Kirby $837,500 $298 94%

Upper Kirby Map

Located a few miles southwest of Downtown Houston, Upper Kirby is home to many restaurants, offices, bars, townhomes, vintage homes and residential condo buildings.

Downtown is 3 miles away, Texas Medical Center is 2 miles away, Galleria is 2 and a half miles away). Downtown Houston has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500+ businesses. Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world with over 8 million patients and 100,000+ employees.

The district features more than 150 Yelp-rated retail, dining, and entertainment establishments. Most are located along Kirby Drive, Shepherd Drive, and Westheimer Road. Residents can enjoy exciting new food spots, lounges with craft beer and wine, and shopping hubs, all within minutes away from their homes.

Upper Kirby is a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood.

Much like its next-door neighbor Montrose, Upper Kirby projects a bohemian flavor, with its mix of restaurants, townhomes, condos, single-family homes, boutiques, and bars.

Located near and along main roads, Upper Kirby is among the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston. Homes in the area have convenient access to the Buffalo Speedway, the Southwest Freeway, Westheimer Road, and Shepherd Drive.

Upper Kirby is nestled next to the Greenway Plaza, while the River Oaks Shopping Center and the Galleria are within a short drive from the neighborhood.

Buying or selling a home in Upper Kirby can present some challenges. Homes near main roads and freeways may have noise or parking issues, especially near the district’s commercial areas. With no zoning laws in effect, some homes may be built backing a restaurant or bar that can get noisy on certain days. The district features some old and new properties, each with its own set of challenges – older homes may need to be updated, while new construction may have quality issues.

Map of Upper Kirby

Upper Kirby Real Estate Trends


West University

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
West University $1,395,000 $397 112%

West University Map

West University is consistently ranked as one of Houston’s best communities.

West University has its own police force, which boasts that they have “one of the best crime rates in all of Houston.” Residents can sign up for real-time text message alerts about any community issues.

With a median home price over $1M (and new construction constantly selling over $2M), West University also has one of the best five- and ten-year appreciation rates of any neighborhood in Houston.

West University offers an easy commute to Houston’s major job hubs — including Downtown Houston, The Medical Center, The Galleria, Greenway Plaza — and all major highways.

The neighborhood’s park system, baseball fields, recreation center, library, and Rice Village make West University one of Houston’s most accessible communities.

Map of West University

West University Real Estate Trends


Sugar Land

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Sugar Land $400,000 $143 159%

Sugar Land Map

Covering a 24.9-square mile area, Sugar Land in Fort Bend County’s largest suburban city. Its fast-paced growth, excellent schools, great accessibility, and a high number of dining, retail, and employment centers make the city a great option — and number three in this Top Neighborhoods in Houston list.

Located about 24 miles southwest of downtown (as can be seen in our Houston neighborhoods map), Sugar Land is also one of the best suburbs of Houston for families and features 13 master-planned communities and subdivisions, including Aliana, Greatwood, Riverstone, and New Territory.

The Sugar Land Business Park, a 1,000-acre development near the northeast edge of the city, is home to several companies including Tramontina and Schlumberger. Other companies in the city include CVR Energy (Fortune 500), Fluor, NalcoChampion, Imperial Sugar Company, and Minute Maid, among others.

Its accessibility to all four major hubs also makes it easy to get to the major employers in those areas, such as Dow Chemical Company, Foster Wheeler, and the Gulf States Toyota in the Energy Corridor, and Enbridge, BHP Billiton, and Landry’s in the Galleria.

Notable top-rated schools within 5 miles are Walker Station Elementary School, Brazos Bend Elementary School, Colony Meadows Elementary School, Sartartia Middle School, Fort Settlement Middle School, and Clements High School.

The Fort Bend Independent School District serves most of Sugar Land, while other homes are zoned to the Lamar Consolidated ISD.

Map of Sugar Land

Sugar Land Real Estate Trends


Pearland

Neighborhood Median Home Price Home Price / Sq Ft 10-Yr Apprec. %
Pearland $323,995 $132 99%

Pearland Map

There are many good neighborhoods in Houston, and Pearland definitely is one of them. This suburb made it into this list due to the number of highly-rated schools zoned to its homes. The city also offers a relatively shorter commute (compared to the other Houston suburbs on this list) to key districts like the Medical Center and downtown.

More than 80% of Pearland is residential and is home to several master-planned communities. Shadow Creek Ranch, Silverlake, Silvercreek, Green Tee Terrace, Sunrise Lakes, and Southern Trails are just some of the communities within the city.

The city has seen plenty of development over the past few years, though some areas are still practically untouched.

Notable top-rated schools within 5 miles are Silverlake Elementary School, Silvercrest Elementary School, Shadycrest Elementary School, and Pearland Junior High School (East, West, and South).

Most Pearland homes are zoned to the Pearland ISD, though small portions of the city are under Fort Bend, Alvin, Clear Creek, Houston, and Pasadena ISDs.

Pearland features several shopping and entertainment centers, including the Pearland Town Center, Shadow Creek Town Center, and Silverlake Village Shopping Center.

Parks, hike-and-bike trails (Shadow Creek Ranch Nature Trail and Mary’s Creek Trail, to name a few), nature centers, and retail centers are scattered throughout Pearland, including three golf courses (Clear Creek Golf Club, Southwyck Golf Club, and Golfcrest Country Club).

Map of Pearland

Pearland Real Estate Trends


Data Sources & Disclaimers

Data Sources & Disclaimers

Houston real estate is hyper-local. For homebuying or selling advice, contact Paige Martin, the #1 Keller Williams Realtor in Houston and #1 Realtor in the state of Texas.

Land value appreciation was calculated by looking at the median land value per square foot of single-family homes.

Data is provided by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) multiple listing service.

Data deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

The Average Value of a 10,000 Square Foot lot is shown for illustration purposes and was calculated by multiplying the median land value per square foot in each respective geo market area for 2012 and comparing that with the respective value for 2021.


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- Gretchen & Brad Richter- Gretchen & Brad Richter
“We relocated to Texas from out of state 3 years ago, and Paige’s intimate knowledge of Houston neighborhoods, valuations, trends, and pitfalls was simply unmatched. We would never have been able to find our perfect home without her. She was calm and focused when everything seemed most challenging — a true professional and advocate who has become a dear friend. We are grateful to have met her!

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- Peter McGillivray & Jillian Jopling- Peter McGillivray & Jillian Jopling
“Paige demonstrated all qualities you want in a realtor – knowledgeable, attentive, responsive, patient. She put us into our first dream home, and due to that experience, we’ve returned to her time and again for our other real estate needs. You will quickly realize after working with Paige that while she focuses on completing your deal, her endgame is to ensure her clients’ needs are preserved and satisfied.

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- Gail & Ian Mackey- Gail & Ian Mackey
“As first time buyers in the US, we are delighted to have worked with Paige. She is a delight to work with, and I would recommend anyone to enlist her help if you’re looking to either buy or sell a property.

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- Dr. Jen Shroff- Dr. Jen Shroff
“Paige is simply the best. She was patient with us throughout the process and took time to answer all of our questions! She knows so much about the housing market so we felt very confident that we were in great hands!

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- Travis LeConey- Travis LeConey
“Paige has helped my wife and I twice now. I couldn’t think of a better person to have in your corner when buying or selling! She guided us through the process, and made it seem so easy that selling/buying was fun! Paige is a great person, very responsive, and great at what she does. I recommend Paige to all my friends and co-workers. If you are buying or selling in the area Paige covers, give her a call. You won’t regret it!

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- Xavier Refunjol- Xavier Refunjol
“Paige is dedicated, thorough and caring to where you feel you’re their only client. Their best asset is their honesty, based on experience and data. We had a great time buying our first home largely because of them. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

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- Taylor Lamb- Taylor Lamb
“Paige was wonderful to work with. She was thorough, knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend Paige to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”

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- Jeremy & Lynn Greene- Jeremy & Lynn Greene
“Paige Martin is the best Realtor. She is highly experienced and very knowledgeable. She made our buying experience an enjoyable one, not only for us, but for our daughter, son-in-law and several of our friends. We have bought and sold many houses, and Paige has been the best realtor we have ever worked with. We highly recommend her.

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- Dr. Forrest Roth, MD- Dr. Forrest Roth, MD
“Paige is the best of the best when it comes to real estate! She has bought & sold many properties for us & we couldn't recommend her more highly!

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- Tina Spiller, Chevron- Tina Spiller, Chevron
“I really enjoyed working with Paige on the sale of my townhome. The HAR listing was perfect and went up quickly and the sale was closed within 30 days. I definitely recommend Paige for any real estate transaction.

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