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MCM In Meyerland/Bellaire?


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Hello, we are moving from the Bay Area where we live in a great MCM home (See listing here). We would love to find a larger MCM home (over 2500 sq ft) close in to the city with a larger lot (>10,000 sq ft) and great schools. Budget is up to 800K. Willing to put in work to restore. We have been looking in Bellaire and Meyerland and have found the pickings slim - homes are either too small or lots are small. We have been looking on Houston Mod too. Any leads would be appreciated or is this not possible?

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Hello, we are moving from the Bay Area where we live in a great MCM home (See listing here). We would love to find a larger MCM home (over 2500 sq ft) close in to the city with a larger lot (>10,000 sq ft) and great schools. Budget is up to 800K. Willing to put in work to restore. We have been looking in Bellaire and Meyerland and have found the pickings slim - homes are either too small or lots are small. We have been looking on Houston Mod too. Any leads would be appreciated or is this not possible?

First off, you have a beautiful home.

Next -- I don't know much about residential architectural history or the Houston real estate market. What I do know is that Zillow's a great source for finding information on homes.

Here's what I did: I went to Zillow.com and searched for Houston. Then, I used the following 'advanced' filters to find several homes in the city:

- Only For Sale houses (no rentals)

- Minimum 2,500 sq ft

- Minimum 10,000 sq ft lot size

- Year Built: 1933 to 1965 (since this is what Wikipedia tells me counts as an MCM home)

- Home type: Single Family

When I apply these filters, I see quite a few properties that pop up on the map. I suspect you'll be able to find something you like if you search well enough using this tool.

Here's a link to my search results; I'm not sure if it'll work for you or not but - if so - it'll save you a bit of time... Link.

Good luck!

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention that sometimes the search results will come up with unmapped entries. You can find these records by clicking the link at the top of the box with the filters, once you've clicked Search.

Edit2: Note that some of these homes may not be on the market any longer. However, most of them should be.

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Thank you Simbha and BenH. I was able to click through your link, Simbha, and got to a map with homes - I appreciate the help! BenH, we looked at that home and it needs a lot of work - foundation, roof, plumbing. We are not sure we're up for that much work. We will keep looking!!

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Marin: If you want to look for schools in the Bellaire and Meyerland areas, plug the addresses into this site:

* http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/abcx_tool/search.asp

Once you get the names of the schools you can compare them

For high schools you can look up their SAT and ACT scores at HAR.com.

Generally the Bellaire and Meyerland areas have the top schools in HISD

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Hey MarinMod we just made the same move! We moved from San Jose to Houston in August. We settled in Meyerland which has some great MCM homes. The only problem is they really don't come up for sale that often. :( The schools are great, Kolter for elementary, Johnson or Pin Oak for middle school and Bellaire for high school. Bellaire does not have many MCM houses, most of Bellaire is being rebuilt into newer construction.

If you need any help with your move just let me know.

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