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My husband and I (26 & 25 y/o) are going to look at a couple of fixer-upper 30's bungalows for sale on Scharpe Street this week. We're young and motivated and looking for an inexpensive starter home that we could fix up before having kids. This seems like a great area for us, as it's close to a lot of things and driving through seems like a pleasant neighborhood. And the houses are adorable.

Anyone have any thoughts? I emailed Scharpe St Guy about it and he loves the neighborhood. Any complaints? Is it frightening at night? My husband works in Southpark/Sunnyside area and I found it to be a little rough for me down there. I think this area may be a bit nicer, though?

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Broadmoor has a great neighborhood feel to it, and the '30s bungalows have nice architectural features. It reminds me a little of Southside Place before the yuppies moved in and demolished everything. It's also in a good location, bordering gentrifying Eastwood, and it's close to Downtown.

One thing to look out for - many homes in Broadmoor have foundation problems. Fortunately, most are on pier and beam foundations, and can be fixed fairly easily.

Out of the houses for sale in Broadmoor right now, this one is my favorite:

http://www.har.com/6559815

On a semi-related note, I'm trying to get better at SketchUp, so I built a model of it for practice a while back:

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There are some other HAIF members who live in Broadmoor, and may be able to provide more specific information.

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Please educate me on eastside neighborhoods someone.

Where exactly is southside place and eastwood and idylwood?

Based on your link.. I figured out which neighborhood is Broadmore.

which of these are relatively safer than others? which of these are still pretty dangerous?

Looking on har in broadmore... lots of dirt cheap properties.. relative to 30 yr old bungaloes in other areas. Is this not the safest area then ?

My grandmother's house was in that neighborhood off Sunnyland... what neighborhood is that?

It seemed pleasant enough growing up and visiting there 20-25 years ago.. but i drove by earlier this week.. and its very sad what has become of her property... the entire immediate area has a very dangerous feel to it...

Course.. i may be basing this entirely on how new owner has let my grandmother's property go to complete ass.

Good sketchup work btw.

edit.. I think see which one is idylwood.

Broadmoor has a great neighborhood feel to it, and the '30s bungalows have nice architectural features. It reminds me a little of Southside Place before the yuppies moved in and demolished everything. It's also in a good location, bordering gentrifying Eastwood, and it's close to Downtown.

One thing to look out for - many homes in Broadmoor have foundation problems. Fortunately, most are on pier and beam foundations, and can be fixed fairly easily.

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Please move in and get to know locals that grew here like moi. :D

Be sure to see Sunnyland and Eastwood categories. I assure you can get real bargains IF you PM me.

By the way, I am not a realtor nor know any in this area. We just want nice respectable people like the ones that used to live all arund here back in its hey day.

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My husband and I (26 & 25 y/o) are going to look at a couple of fixer-upper 30's bungalows for sale on Scharpe Street this week. We're young and motivated and looking for an inexpensive starter home that we could fix up before having kids. This seems like a great area for us, as it's close to a lot of things and driving through seems like a pleasant neighborhood. And the houses are adorable.

Anyone have any thoughts? I emailed Scharpe St Guy about it and he loves the neighborhood. Any complaints? Is it frightening at night? My husband works in Southpark/Sunnyside area and I found it to be a little rough for me down there. I think this area may be a bit nicer, though?

Broadmoor is a terrific neighborhood: very affordable, great location, and safe. I've lived in the neighborhood for 10 years, and feel fortunate to have gotten in when I did. Hopefully, more people will be buying in order to reside rather than rent out - the more owners we can get who live in their houses, the better it will continue being.

Drawbacks: the sidewalks are horrible, some of the streets don't drain off as well as others, and the occasional criminal mischief (a few years ago, someone broke my car's passenger window & tried to steal my broken cassette player. yes, someone tried to steal my CASSETTE player, and FAILED.) (what is the street value of a non-functioning tape player nowadays?) I experienced more crime when I lived in the Montrose area. again, the more actual residents the neighborhood gets, the safer it'll be.

Good luck!

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Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We were pretty set on moving to Garden Villas (where my husband grew up) but have changed our minds a bit investigating Broadmoor and the East End.

We're going to see some houses tomorrow, already got pre-qualified for a loan. Very exciting times!! :-)

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Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We were pretty set on moving to Garden Villas (where my husband grew up) but have changed our minds a bit investigating Broadmoor and the East End.

We're going to see some houses tomorrow, already got pre-qualified for a loan. Very exciting times!! :-)

I bought my house in Broadmoor 3 years ago and enjoy living here very much. It's a quiet neighborhood, even with the train tracks nearby - after all, Southside Place and Bellaire have the same thing. I wanted a small bungalow and had been priced out of Montrose and the Heights. Due to strange circumstances, I had to decide rather quickly on a house and nothing was available in Eastwood proper at the time.

When you find a property to consider, be certain to get an inspector who is familiar with old houses to do the job...very few actually are...and don't just go with someone recommended by your real estate agent! This will require some research on your part - PM me and I will give you the name of the one I used.

Before I moved in, I had the electrical and plumbing replaced, central air and heat installed, the pier-and-beam foundation leveled, a simple bathroom reno done and the wood floors restored with a wax finish. Little by little, the rest of the house is being restored/renovated in a quasi-1930's style. Living in a smallish space while this is going on ain't easy, but it is doable!

There are still a couple of tacky multi-family rent-by-the-month houses nearby, much to the dismay of the homeowners on the block.

The Eastwood Civic Association welcomes Broadmoor residents. It meets at 6:30 pm the first Monday of each month at the E.B. Cape Center on Leeland.

Good luck with your search for a home! And please let us know how things are going!

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One of the best perks about Broadmoor is the easy access to everything and mostly the Eastwood Transit Center right off 1300 block of Munger. I used to just walk 2 blocks every day to and fro, hastle free. From the transit center you can go just about any where ie; Med Center/downtown etc. :)

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I told my coworkers about my house search (I work in Rice Village) and one of them said "Oh, you don't want to live there, those are the slums!" and the other said "I'm not sure you're tan enough to live there."

WOAH!

Mostly I feel sorry for their ignorance, but jeez! Not everyone wants to live with a bunch of whiteys in West U.

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I told my coworkers about my house search (I work in Rice Village) and one of them said "Oh, you don't want to live there, those are the slums!" and the other said "I'm not sure you're tan enough to live there."

WOAH!

Mostly I feel sorry for their ignorance, but jeez! Not everyone wants to live with a bunch of whiteys in West U.

Well, for everyone's information, Broadmoor/Eastwood/Idylwood are diverse neighborhoods and are becoming more so every day. I moved to the East End after many years of living in Bellaire and believe me, there's nothing like the snobbishness of certain residents of inner-loop cities and The Villages!

In fact, if you decide to buy an old house to restore anywhere, expect your relatives, friends and co-workers to question your sanity. Why, for what you spend on real estate in these neighborhoods plus what you'll spend fixing it up, you could get a nice new little cookie-cutter 3-2-2 just outside the Beltway...

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It wouldnt surprise me to still hear newcomers to Houston "assume" that this section of the city is mostly minority. I cannot speak for all of East End but can state that in our personal experience when moving to Broadmoor in 1968 that most of this specific section had many college students and U of H faculty living all around and still so to this day. In fact, when I meet new young couples in the area they tell us they used to attend U of H lived in dorms or rented small homes with other students and decided to permanently live here. They told me how mis-informed their parents/relatives were of this area.

I would say on a very bright note that if most newcomers keep assuming this myth that you and others will greatly benefit from their ignorance. There is gold in them there hills people. :rolleyes:

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I see this is an old topic, I need to spend more time here...

I bought a house in broadmoor 2 days after IKE came through, I've been moved in for a while now, I'm on Elliott, and the neighborhood is very quiet. The people that live in the houses are very normal every day people.

After buying and telling friends where it was, they had the random comments about bulletproof vests and whatnot, but I feel just as safe as any of the 'good' areas.

Anyway, I'm very happy with my purchase, and I'm looking forward to watching the area become revitalized (but hopefully not losing all the charm at the same time).

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Anyway, I'm very happy with my purchase, and I'm looking forward to watching the area become revitalized (but hopefully not losing all the charm at the same time).

It's a miracle what they have done with that BIG 2 story home on Broadmoor/Sharpe is it? One block in from 45 rather. That was "given away" for a mere $40,000.00. Been talking with the ones remodeling, has 4 brms & 3 restrooms, very rare buy for the area. I hope a professional group of folks/family move in. To hell with renting this is prime location people! :blush:

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It's a miracle what they have done with that BIG 2 story home on Broadmoor/Sharpe is it? One block in from 45 rather. That was "given away" for a mere $40,000.00. Been talking with the ones remodeling, has 4 brms & 3 restrooms, very rare buy for the area. I hope a professional group of folks/family move in. To hell with renting this is prime location people! :blush:

Looks like there remodeling instead of rehabbing. Green roofing shingles?..oh well... <_< At least they're doing something to it. I drive by there all the time. I would always see wannabes hanging out there all time giving me a dirty look, as if I was a threat...please. It's a great location.

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My husband and I (26 & 25 y/o) are going to look at a couple of fixer-upper 30's bungalows for sale on Scharpe Street this week. We're young and motivated and looking for an inexpensive starter home that we could fix up before having kids. This seems like a great area for us, as it's close to a lot of things and driving through seems like a pleasant neighborhood. And the houses are adorable.

Anyone have any thoughts? I emailed Scharpe St Guy about it and he loves the neighborhood. Any complaints? Is it frightening at night? My husband works in Southpark/Sunnyside area and I found it to be a little rough for me down there. I think this area may be a bit nicer, though?

Okay,

this is my first time on this forum so I am not sure how this will print out.

I bought in 2000 and love the area! It is close to everthing! As for crime, look at what is happening in the heights with all the breakend, Pearland.... No place is safe proof. In 9 years I had my garage broken into and just had garden stuff taken. Very minor concidering my friends in montrose and the hieghts cannot leave anything on their porches without it disappearing over night. We have chairs, tables, and pots on the porch and never disappeared. My friends in these more expensive areas all have had their garages broken into as well.

As for foundation work and street flooding. Look into timergrove, west U, westbury, all these places flood. During tropical storm allison the streets in all Houston flooded, but in our home nothing came into the house. Look at the tropical storm allison recovery web page type in the street address and find out if it is in a floodway, flood zone. Most of these expensive areas are Broadmoor is not! As four foundation all houston houses have foundation issues. So dont let that scare you either.

This is a great neighbohhod!!! One thing that would improve it would be to not allow people to park on their lawns. This makes the area look less greener and more getto. I know all my neighbors! I do hope more owners buy into the area and stop renting them out. The area has a good percentage of rentals but have noticed that the renter quality is getting much better every year.

I think anyone buying into this area will see that the perciption is not the reality!!!!

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It would be great if we can make the new COH ordinance on no-lawn parking applicable to Broadmoor, and that's a big IF.

It's good to know that the quality of renters on somebody's street is getting better, 'cause it sure ain't happening on mine! Around here, they trash the place and are in and out in 30-60 days. Of course, the landlords are to blame for not screening prospective tenants, but that would probably be impossible for several reasons...

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I would always see wannabes hanging out there all time giving me a dirty look, as if I was a threat...please. It's a great location.

Correct!

Little by little that kind of scuz is being weeded out out of this area. :) It WAS like a scene from Cops or AMW but certain (wonder who) folks are helping boot em out.All everyone needs to keep doing is dialing HPD & or 911. It works.

The cross street is Lombardy. The reason Broadmoor blvd itself is so vulnerable to riff raff at night anyway, is the dim lighting all along it. Here is the prob:

1. Renters do not care to call 311 to cut down or trim back the OLD rotting trees along this street, hence the darkness/spookiness by night fall.

2. Owners MUST call 311 since these aged trees are on city property. Is it laziness? Great scholars have racked their brains for centuries to no avail. City will cut for free people, what more can you ask for?

3. See Munger/Broadmoor intersection. That old brick house has been rented by more people that P Hilton has got down with! The little old lady passed away by mid 70's & ever since it was a turn stile of degenerates. Look up at the dangerous huge branches ready to crash down....No one calls 311. Ok, I had to make that point. No silk gloves I'm afraid. :)

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Okay,

this is my first time on this forum so I am not sure how this will print out.

I bought in 2000 and love the area! It is close to everthing! As for crime, look at what is happening in the heights with all the breakend, Pearland.... No place is safe proof. In 9 years I had my garage broken into and just had garden stuff taken. Very minor concidering my friends in montrose and the hieghts cannot leave anything on their porches without it disappearing over night. We have chairs, tables, and pots on the porch and never disappeared. My friends in these more expensive areas all have had their garages broken into as well.

As for foundation work and street flooding. Look into timergrove, west U, westbury, all these places flood. During tropical storm allison the streets in all Houston flooded, but in our home nothing came into the house. Look at the tropical storm allison recovery web page type in the street address and find out if it is in a floodway, flood zone. Most of these expensive areas are Broadmoor is not! As four foundation all houston houses have foundation issues. So dont let that scare you either.

This is a great neighbohhod!!! One thing that would improve it would be to not allow people to park on their lawns. This makes the area look less greener and more getto. I know all my neighbors! I do hope more owners buy into the area and stop renting them out. The area has a good percentage of rentals but have noticed that the renter quality is getting much better every year.

I think anyone buying into this area will see that the perciption is not the reality!!!!

Welcome to HAIF! You're right, the area is improving. I've lived near Eastwood most of my life and love it!. I'm optimistic that Broadmoor will become a very desirable place in the near future. Eastwood is already experiencing it. Now that I'm looking for a home friends and family question my decision to stay in the East End. I just made an offer on a home nearby. God willing, the deal goes through, I'll be a happy clam! :D

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Update:

We moved in! We now own a cute little Broadmoor home. It needs a lot of work but is certainly livable -- at least the cockroaches and mice seem to think so! Just kidding, actually the pests are the ONLY concern I have about the place. It's great. A lot of caulk and weather stripping and some well placed chemicals should help with that.

And if you didn't already know this, since we purchased our home in '09 we got a huge tax rebate -- 10% of our home price! Hopefully that will be enough to level the foundation -- or a good fraction of the cost. We got an amazing deal. While I am scraping away at peeling paint and tearing up carpet, my husband (electrical engineer turned teacher) is planning on updating the wiring soon.

So far I've met several of our neighbors and they're all incredibly nice. Our next door neighbor and one two doors down have been here for 30 years each! I also have learned a little history of our house through them and it's very neat. So far I'm very very happy about our decision.

If you see me around walking my chubby blue heeler mix, swinging at the park or working on removing the funky white painted trees from my yard, please say hi and introduce yourself! :-)

Ruthie

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Extremely glad to have you join the crowd!

Hopefully most of the home still has original tiles, arched entry from living to dining room, mantle and lights fixtures?

We knew or still know many of the long time residents and I always noticed when visiting their homes that almost all the homes in this specific area had very similar motifs, etc. In fact almost each home had a garage apt in back that resembled the house. You may still find the rear of the yard still has those very old wire fences? Those were placed throughout this hood and are quite hellish to remove but it can be done with patience. Notice that most still have the original 2 tire lane drive ways! I thought that was so unusual we 1st moved in eons ago. Imagine how the old (now antique) cars had to maneuver going up and then reverse? Whoa!

Anyway hope your not too close to that pesky train track otherwsie you made a fantastic choice!

Buona notte :D

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SweetPotato,

Congratsulations on your purchase in Broadmoor. I know you will love it in the community, the location, and the reverse traffic you will enjoy if your work takes you outside of the inner core. Please keep us appraised if you get the foundation work done as I wouldn't mind having our house done as well and possibly we could entice a better deal or for that matter get Marks/Phister out to do the jobs.

All the best,

Scharpe St Guy

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It's a miracle what they have done with that BIG 2 story home on Broadmoor/Sharpe is it? One block in from 45 rather. That was "given away" for a mere $40,000.00. Been talking with the ones remodeling, has 4 brms & 3 restrooms, very rare buy for the area. I hope a professional group of folks/family move in. To hell with renting this is prime location people! :blush:

Yeah, it is pretty neat to watch it all happen, there is a 2 story on Elliott near Fourcade that is being redone, and on the corner of Elliott and Broadmoor that house is slowly being reworked.

As you say, it will be interesting to see what happens when they are done. Will someone buy it and live in it, or will it rent, and who will it rent to?

And congrats SweetPotato!

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Yeah, it is pretty neat to watch it all happen, there is a 2 story on Elliott near Fourcade that is being redone, and on the corner of Elliott and Broadmoor that house is slowly being reworked.

As you say, it will be interesting to see what happens when they are done. Will someone buy it and live in it, or will it rent, and who will it rent to?

It's really touching to see these homes being restored or upgraded especially to those of us that grew up here and remember these homes when they were in their orginal state of beauty.

Here is another tip most newcomers to the city are clueless about this area. Most of these 2 story homes have fantastic views of the downtown skyline. I thank mother nature for helping to knock down these old rotted trees after the recent storm. Not all of it was bad, with these dead trees removed, now these homes have these wonderful views day AND night. I can see DT Continental Airlines tower from my window as I type this note to the world. :blush: and we are over near 45 and Wayside!

There are some 2 level homes surrounding Triangle Park and I cannot believe they have not added a 2nd story balconies or a vast upstairs porch to catch the daily sunrise to sunset views. Perhaps its a $ thing?

This is another reason everyone should not have fled for the burbs! Come back...come back! :D

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It's really touching to see these homes being restored or upgraded especially to those of us that grew up here and remember these homes when they were in their orginal state of beauty.

Here is another tip most newcomers to the city are clueless about this area. Most of these 2 story homes have fantastic views of the downtown skyline. I thank mother nature for helping to knock down these old rotted trees after the recent storm. Not all of it was bad, with these dead trees removed, now these homes have these wonderful views day AND night. I can see DT Continental Airlines tower from my window as I type this note to the world. :blush: and we are over near 45 and Wayside!

There are some 2 level homes surrounding Triangle Park and I cannot believe they have not added a 2nd story balconies or a vast upstairs porch to catch the daily sunrise to sunset views. Perhaps its a $ thing?

This is another reason everyone should not have fled for the burbs! Come back...come back! :D

I've been asking myself lately. "To flee or not to flee? That is the question."

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I've been asking myself lately. "To flee or not to flee? That is the question."

I thought you said you lived near Jackson Jr High area? Thats a far cry from Broadmoor.

This area is coming back I would hang in there truthfully. Remember anywhere else that looks attractive may have high taxes to pay and that makes a big difference for many.

See Sunnyland topic, they are still giving these homes away, thats another reason (some smart ones) are tearing down the older tiny homes and building brand spanking new homes throughout. Come drive around and see for yourself. Thats your best advice, see for yourself and ignore the negative jabs from lurkers here. :D

and no I am not a realtor, etc we just want good new neighbors like it used to be.

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I thought you said you lived near Jackson Jr High area? Thats a far cry from Broadmoor.

This area is coming back I would hang in there truthfully. Remember anywhere else that looks attractive may have high taxes to pay and that makes a big difference for many.

See Sunnyland topic, they are still giving these homes away, thats another reason (some smart ones) are tearing down the older tiny homes and building brand spanking new homes throughout. Come drive around and see for yourself. Thats your best advice, see for yourself and ignore the negative jabs from lurkers here. :D

and no I am not a realtor, etc we just want good new neighbors like it used to be.

I do. I want to stay in the East End. My girlfriend thinks I should look elsewhere. I see potential and optimistic about the future of the area. She doesn't (she's stays near Oak Forest, so she thinks this place is the "slums"). I tell her it's improving.

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I do. I want to stay in the East End. My girlfriend thinks I should look elsewhere. I see potential and optimistic about the future of the area. She doesn't (she's stays near Oak Forest, so she thinks this place is the "slums"). I tell her it's improving.

Sorry but I burst out laughing when you said slums, but I'm sure you have a sense of humor! :lol:

I have heard all of those kinds of comments from some of the most educated newcomers to this city. They normally go by rumours or media related crapola. Even us local yokels crack jokes about it but its all good.

still chuckling...

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I've been renting an over/under 1928 brick duplex at Elliott & Broadmoor (just down the street from Broadmoor Park) since August. By a stroke of luck, the bottom was suddenly vacated a week before we moved in, so some good friends of ours moved in the bottom. My wife and I were married, on the balcony, in December -- the downstairs neighbor officiated.

The neighborhood seems to be about half Spanish-speaking (we don't speak much at all), but everybody has been very friendly and hospitable to us. The kids on the block treat the entire street as one continuous playground, including our yard. My wife is giving one boy guitar lessons, and I routinely help another fix his bike. (The point here is simply that any neighborhood or situation is going to be what one makes of it.)

The landlord is a pretty well-known guy around East End apparently; he's been in the neighborhood since the early 80's. I asked him to consider selling us the place around January never thinking he'd take me up on it. Two weeks ago he said he's making a lifestyle change and agreed to sell it!

We've agreed to a price that will, basically, make the mortgage payment equal to the current rent. (We plan to build about $10,000 into the mortgage to replace the electrical boxes and to do some plumbing work. The pier and beam foundation was fine, in our case.)

Attached is a pic of the aforementioned wedding at the house. (I hope that posting it does not violate any forum rules.)

hth,

rs

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Welcome to the neighborhood! Congratulations on your marriage!

I'm on Pearson Street. Been here 3+ years and really like it.

Broadmoor is included in the area served by the Eastwood Civic Association. We meet at 6:30 the first Monday of each month at the E. B. Cape Center on Leeland. Hope you'll come to the next one.

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hey RS_ welcome, and congrats!

I think I live across the street from you, in the house with the freshly planted oleanders by the street.

Congrats if you do buy, I keep meaning to wander over there when you guys are outside while I'm smoking on my porch. I'll have to redouble my efforts (not at smoking, but coming to say hi).

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Wow RS_ that has to be one of the BEST photos ever placed on Haif! :lol:

Truly wish you both many years of happiness!

We need more ambitious and creative people like you.

So great to see any such positive moment in the old neighborhood. Getting all choked up...but with tears of joy! ^_^

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Sweet! If I see you out on my walks I'll say hi! I live on Scharpe. I love this little neighborhood more and more everday. I've been taking long brisk walks daily for exercise (you may see me in my old scrubs). I just love all the sites and sounds (and cats and hibiscuses and sweet kids and sidewalk anomalies) of Broadmoor. I think it's awesome.

My husband and I are hoping to have kids soon, and can't wait to push them on the swings in Broadmoor park.

Peace ~ Ruthie

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I ran into the same situation. Don't let your coworkers influence your decision. After all, you're going to live in the house, not them.

For what it's worth, people questioned my parents' decision to buy in West U in the '70s. "Why do you want to live there?! The neighborhood is so old and run-down!"

Wow...really? West U? I see hope for Broadmoor.

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Wow...really? West U? I see hope for Broadmoor.

That's not to say that Broadmoor is ever going to become as desirable as West U; the neighborhood is not as conveniently located relative to the major employment centers of Downtown, Greenway Plaza, The Galleria Area, and the Medical Center.

However, I also see a lot of hope for Broadmoor. It's convenient to Downtown, the Medical Center, and UH, it has affordable housing stock with some architectural appeal, and the gentrification in adjacent Eastwood will probably spill over into the neighborhood.

The point I was trying to make is: don't judge a neighborhood by its outward appearance or by other people's opinions; its location is far more important.

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Im in the process of purchasing a home off Broadmoor. I have to admit, Im having my doubts about the neighborhood but these comments here has helped. Being a native Houstonian, I know this area well back in the days but recently I have questions. I do like the old style homes from the 30's and 40's. Something about the look and feel of the old houses just make me feel like Im home. I was living in Lindale Park and loved it. Had to sell for reasons but now Im hoping this area will work for me as well. Seems to be alot of really nice people in the area despite the old cars in the yards ! Good thing Im on a street where this isnt considered "yard art" as of yet ! Guess I will move forward on the purchase !

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Im in the process of purchasing a home off Broadmoor. I have to admit, Im having my doubts about the neighborhood but these comments here has helped. Being a native Houstonian, I know this area well back in the days but recently I have questions. I do like the old style homes from the 30's and 40's. Something about the look and feel of the old houses just make me feel like Im home. I was living in Lindale Park and loved it. Had to sell for reasons but now Im hoping this area will work for me as well. Seems to be alot of really nice people in the area despite the old cars in the yards ! Good thing Im on a street where this isnt considered "yard art" as of yet ! Guess I will move forward on the purchase !

Welcome to the neighborhood! According to the real estate grapevine, activity and renovations in this area have temporarily slowed to a snail's pace since the economy tanked but are expected to really pick up with the recovery. You're getting in at a good time, I'd say.

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I'm a happy resident, coming up on one year of ownership!

The neighborhood is quiet at night, aside from the random rooster and train, but you get used to that.

And for where you are at, the prices are extremely affordable, look at prices just inside lockwood off of leeland (I guess that is eastwood proper), the prices are more than fair. The amount of upward change in the neighborhood is evident even after just a year, there are a lot of houses that have been updated in just that short time, I am hopeful for what happens in the next 5 years! I think you are buying into a great little area and you will be happy.

we need a grocery store that isn't overshopped heb, and lack of options randalls, or combat kroger, and a starbucks or two within walking distance, but otherwise, conveniently it is a snap to get to and from the freeway!

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Welcome to the neighborhood! According to the real estate grapevine, activity and renovations in this area have temporarily slowed to a snail's pace since the economy tanked but are expected to really pick up with the recovery. You're getting in at a good time, I'd say.

Thanks... I think Im getting a pretty good deal in the house. The neighbors on both sides keep their house in great shape but I question the one across the street. Im thinking is is a rental and maybe multiple familes. A few other questionable ones on the block but all-in-all I think it will be fine. I have a kitchen to remodel and some windows to replace but nothing major past that. Im pretty sure Im buying from the original owner so the good thing is someone hasnt gone in and tried to do updates on a penny budget. I looked at a few of these and prefer the original state to the do-it-yourself on free supplies. Im looking forward to moving in.

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Well, after house hunting for almost 6 months. I'm now a Broadmoor resident. I closed on a house on Munger. I'm excited that I have a place of my own! Being a first-time homebuyer, I was nervous at closing. But, everything came together for me. In an unfortunate circumstance the owners had to sell... I feel really bad for them. They agreed to pay for the foundation and replace the roof. I'm familiar with the neighborhood. I love the old homes. A good friend of mine lives on Godwin and has most of his life. I too had mixed feelings about the neighborhood, but I see the potential and aware its a transitioning area. I'm optimistic it will pick up. The more homeowners move in, the better. The house needs work, inside and out, but I'm glad I have my family and friends to help out. My girlfriend suggested having a "Painting Party" to kick off my rehab project. We went for a walk around 10pm...quiet street. I'm looking forward to meeting my new neighbors.

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Well, after house hunting for almost 6 months. I'm now a Broadmoor resident. I closed on a house on Munger. I'm excited that I have a place of my own! Being a first-time homebuyer, I was nervous at closing. But, everything came together for me. In an unfortunate circumstance the owners had to sell... I feel really bad for them. They agreed to pay for the foundation and replace the roof. I'm familiar with the neighborhood. I love the old homes. A good friend of mine lives on Godwin and has most of his life. I too had mixed feelings about the neighborhood, but I see the potential and aware its a transitioning area. I'm optimistic it will pick up. The more homeowners move in, the better. The house needs work, inside and out, but I'm glad I have my family and friends to help out. My girlfriend suggested having a "Painting Party" to kick off my rehab project. We went for a walk around 10pm...quiet street. I'm looking forward to meeting my new neighbors.

Maybe we will be neighbors. Im buying on Munger as well. Still going through the contract agreement but I think things will come together soon. After your painting party, maybe I will have a "kitchen tearout" party! I will be the guy cooking on a coleman stove in the front yard until my kitchen is complete !

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Maybe we will be neighbors. Im buying on Munger as well. Still going through the contract agreement but I think things will come together soon. After your painting party, maybe I will have a "kitchen tearout" party! I will be the guy cooking on a coleman stove in the front yard until my kitchen is complete !

Best of luck! Let us know how it goes.

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I'm a happy resident, coming up on one year of ownership!

The neighborhood is quiet at night, aside from the random rooster and train, but you get used to that.

i actually quite like the train, but man oh MAN do i hate those roosters!! should someone decide to have a chicken cookout, i'm all in favor of it (this coming from a vegetarian!)

but seriously, it's great to hear about so many new people moving into the neighborhood in the last couple years. the neighborhood has always been nice, and with folks coming in to invest in fixing up some of these cool houses while settling in for awhile, it will only get better.

Hooray for Broadmoor! Hooray for chickens (as long as they aren't tearing up my yard).

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Hello all you Broadmoor Newbees,

My Wife and I own a home on Scharpe and used to own another on Munger. You will love the neighborhood, it was very good to us and for that matter very safe. We had no issues other then the neighbor getting a little loud once in a while with his stereo and needing to be told to turn it down either by me or the police. You will find that Victor Trevino's guys are very good and very quick. He lives in the neighborhood and hosts the yearly Neighborhood night out at the ball fields including food, drinks, prizes, and activities for the kids. Location wise Broadmoor is situated perfectly and only getting better once Light Rail is built connecting Eastwood Transit Center.

I should note this though for any/all reading this. Our home is now a rental since we moved up north to our second home and the tenants called Centerpoint after smelling gas. They should have notified us first but CP came out, confirmed a gas leak at the 45 degree fitting underground and pulled the meter. Once the meter is pulled it takes a permit, licensed plumber, and bringing your house up to 2009 building code. This sucks for those who own older homes but alas it is what it is so our house will now have Gas lines (Heat, Water, Fireplace, Stove) installed to 2009 building code. If they had not called CP first I would have called the plumber who would have turned off the gas, replaced the fitting, tested the lines, and left with a much smaller repair bill and the tenants would have had hot water for the past week instead of not having hot water. We gave the tenants half off the rent in order to keep them happy since they are good tenants and are taking good care of the property.

Anyhow welcome to the neighborhood, I'm sure you will be as happy as we were and are.

All the best,

Scharpe St Guy

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Hello all you Broadmoor Newbees,

My Wife and I own a home on Scharpe and used to own another on Munger. You will love the neighborhood, it was very good to us and for that matter very safe. We had no issues other then the neighbor getting a little loud once in a while with his stereo and needing to be told to turn it down either by me or the police. You will find that Victor Trevino's guys are very good and very quick. He lives in the neighborhood and hosts the yearly Neighborhood night out at the ball fields including food, drinks, prizes, and activities for the kids. Location wise Broadmoor is situated perfectly and only getting better once Light Rail is built connecting Eastwood Transit Center.

I should note this though for any/all reading this. Our home is now a rental since we moved up north to our second home and the tenants called Centerpoint after smelling gas. They should have notified us first but CP came out, confirmed a gas leak at the 45 degree fitting underground and pulled the meter. Once the meter is pulled it takes a permit, licensed plumber, and bringing your house up to 2009 building code. This sucks for those who own older homes but alas it is what it is so our house will now have Gas lines (Heat, Water, Fireplace, Stove) installed to 2009 building code. If they had not called CP first I would have called the plumber who would have turned off the gas, replaced the fitting, tested the lines, and left with a much smaller repair bill and the tenants would have had hot water for the past week instead of not having hot water. We gave the tenants half off the rent in order to keep them happy since they are good tenants and are taking good care of the property.

Anyhow welcome to the neighborhood, I'm sure you will be as happy as we were and are.

All the best,

Scharpe St Guy

I appreciate your comments and the general feel of the neighborhood. I purchased on Munger last month. I'll be moving in very soon. Reasons for purchasing is it's close proximity to work (Midtown), DT, U of H, easy access to 45 and it's potential. As I posted before, I had mixed feelings, but hopefully that will change for the better as I get to know the neighborhood more and more. I'm looking forward for "National Night Out" and meeting the locals.

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I appreciate your comments and the general feel of the neighborhood. I purchased on Munger last month. I'll be moving in very soon. Reasons for purchasing is it's close proximity to work (Midtown), DT, U of H, easy access to 45 and it's potential. As I posted before, I had mixed feelings, but hopefully that will change for the better as I get to know the neighborhood more and more. I'm looking forward for "National Night Out" and meeting the locals.

Congrats! you'll love it!

I wish my office was so close to home, having the option to commute to work on my bicycle would be awesome!

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. I'm looking forward for "National Night Out" and meeting the locals.

Because the August heat here severely limited participation, we now observe "Texas Night Out" on the first Tuesday in October (Oct. 6 this year). However, Constable Trevino and his wife hosted their annual observance party for Broadmoor residents on the "National Night Out" date back in August! Don't know if they will do an encore next month. I went to the Trevino's nice gathering on two different occasions and found it difficult to strike up a conversation with the other guests - they seemed to be there for just for the free food, soda pop and other giveaways.

I don't know about your neighbors, but mine don't even come outside their homes when a fire truck and an ambulance pull up next door! If I go to anyone's "Night Out" gathering this year it will be the one in Eastwood, if they will have me.

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