5 Property Restrictions to Consider When Buying Real Estate in Houston


There are so many things to think about when buying real estate. Most of us get caught up in the common topics like location or financing, but we often don’t consider the property restrictions that come with real estate. These things aren’t required to be published and in a city with no zoning its easy to think you can do whatever you want. That’s only if you know the rule and where to find the information.

Contact Houston’s Planning & Development Dept. about community groups – http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/

Check min lot sizes – https://cohgis-mycity.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/91b1e773bf7541b3854ac628edcd880b_10

Check min building lines – https://cohgis-mycity.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ecba4dc01246403cada65b808622526b_9

Learn about historic preservation – https://cohweb.houstontx.gov/hpt/

More maps –http://mycity.houstontx.gov/home/maps.html

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