Great remodeled home on corner lot in Oak Forest. Gorgeous
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& stainless appliances. Nice open floor plan and tons of
natural light. Master suite has master bath with Travertine tile,
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enjoy spending time in the huge back yard with flagstone patio and
rare 2 car garage!
Oak Forest is located north of
the 610 Loop and east of 290. Oak Forest was established in 1947 by
Oak Forest Realty Corporation, owned by Frank Sharp, a developer who would later
establish Sharpstown. Oak
Forest Realty Corporation built houses only in Section 1 (Golf Dr
to Oak Forest Dr, and Du Barry Ln to W 43rd St). Sharp would later
develop the neighborhood for 17 additional sections by building
streets and installing utility lines, but left the home
construction to other contractors.
In 2010 the Houston Press named
Oak Forest one of the city's "Most Underrated Neighborhoods".
During that year 226 house sales occurred in that area.
Some folks refer to Oak Forest as
the new West University. Although not as prominent as its big
sister Garden Oaks, Oak Forest offers nice size lots, at cheaper
prices with the same easy access to major freeways, shopping
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homes here were initially built for veterans of WWII, the
neighborhood features a large majority of modest ranch style homes
that were initially sold for $8-$10k. The Oak
Forest area has around 5,500 homes today. In just
5 years, from 2005 to 2010 the price per square foot appreciated
from around $100 to almost $140. Some of the homes that were not
torn down when new development of the area began were instead
What's Going on Nearby the Oak Forest Neighborhood?
The Oak Forest
Neighborhood Library is operated by the Houston
Public Library, which is located at West 43rd Street. The
Candlelight Community Center, also in the area, has an indoor gym,
a lighted outdoor sports field, and a half mile biking and hiking
trail. You can also find the Northwest Branch of the YMCA, near
this area of Houston.
What Schools will the Kids Attend?
in charge of the Oak Forest area. Since Oak Forest is so large
there are many elementary schools here including: Oak Forest
Elementary, Garden Oaks Elementary, Kate Smith Elementary, Stevens
Elementary, and several others. There are two middle schools in the
area, one being Frank Black Middle School and the other is Clifton
Middle School. The two high schools in the area are Waltrip High
School and Scarborough High School. Learn more about
Independent School District on our
Sharron “Shari” Hensley is an expert realtor who has made
her mark in her hometown, Houston. A fourth-generation Texan, Shari
started her real-estate career selling homes for Centex Homes in
Sugar Land, Texas. Shari also worked with RealtiCorp -Texas and was
actively involved in acquisitions and dispositions of large
commercial tracts in Texas. With over twenty years of diverse
real-estate industry experience Shari brings integrity, knowledge,
and compassion to her clients. Shari maintains an active
involvement in local charities and believes in giving back to her
hometown community. Shari loves architecture, design, photography,
her two Weimaraners and biking on the weekend through Houston's
growing bike trails. Shari feels that her business knowledge
combined with her real estate experience is the perfect combination
to satisfy all of your real estate & investment needs. Shari
provides her clients with "Concierge Service" and is confident that
once you meet with her you will want her as your Realtor for
Properties in Houston has appreciated at
a tremendous pace the last 10 years. This has however made it
challenging to find lower priced homes near main Houston areas such
as Downtown Houston, Galleria, and River Oaks.
Inner Loop neighborhoods for instance have homes priced upwards of
$500,000. Fortunately, the Oak Forest neighborhood located just
north of the 610 Loop and east of U.S. Route 290.
The standard Oak Forest homes for sale are in the $300,000 to
$600,000 price range. Found just between T. C. Jester and
Interstate 45, Oak Forest is about 10-15 minutes away from the
Galleria, Downtown Houston and Rice Military.
Oak Forest also has some of the highest rated elementary and middle
schools in Houston. One of the oldest schools in Houston, Oak
Forest Elementary School is among the top public elementary schools
in the Houston Independent School District.
Most of the homes for sale in Oak Forest are single-family
properties. The median appraised value of Oak Forest homes is
around $200,000, but some properties sell in the neighborhood of
$700,000 to $900,000.
Lot price per square foot can vary greatly between blocks in Oak
Forest. This is primarily due to school zoning maps. Oak Forest has
exemplary rated schools and homes zoned to these schools often sell
for a premium.
Careful planning and closely monitored developments made Oak
Forest one of the more organized neighborhoods in Houston (please
see the inner map of Oak Forest above for a better reference).
Oak Forest is currently the 28th most walkable neighborhood in
Houston, based from Walkscore. The area's 59 over 100 "Bikeable
rating" is also above the average rating for Houston
Yelp.com has over 230 rated establishments in the area. Notable
commercial establishments include:
Facundo Cafe ( Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Coffee) at 3103
Petrol Station (Restaurant, Bar) at 985 Wakefield Dr
Shepherd Park Draught House (American Gastropub) at 3402 N
Plonk! Beer & Wine Bistro (Wine Bar) at 1214 W 43rd St
Neighborhoods Near Houston Oak Forest
Spring Branch East
Other popular neighborhoods within a 5-10 minute drive include:
Memorial, Galleria, Downtown Houston and Rice Military.
About Paige Martin - Top-ranked Houston
As featured on Fox News in the Morning, the Houston Chronicle,
and Houston Magazine, Paige Martin, a consistent Top Producing
Broker-Associate and the owner of HoustonProperties.com, is ranked
amongst the very top Keller Williams agents in the Houston
Paige was named the #1 Ranked Individual Agent in the Keller
Williams Memorial Office for 2012, 2011 and 2010. She has been a
consistent top producing agent, winning awards in 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 for her production levels.
Additional awards include Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent
(given to fewer than 7% of Houston realtors), Houston Realtor of
Excellence Award, Houston Realtor Par Excellence Award, Top Google
Houston Real Estate Award, Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in
Customer Satisfaction, in addition to many other honors.
In addition, over 75 of her prior clients have publicly endorsed
and recommended her via LinkedIn, YouTube Videos and HAR. See
one of them below.
"Our realtor was exceptional. If not
for her the deal might of not occurred. She is intelligent,
patient, knowledgeable and considerate all while making things
happen. Bravo to Paige Martin, best Houston
Oak Forest is an exciting Houston
neighborhood with 5,500 homes located north of the 610 Loop, east
of U.S. Route 290, near West 43rd Street, between T. C. Jester and
Houston's Association of Realtors' (HAR) 10-year real estate report
shows that Oak Forest is one of Houston's strongest neighborhoods
in terms of appreciation and home sales.
Oak Forest is also one of few neighborhoods near Houston Inner Loop
with homes in the $300,000 to $400,000 price point.
Oak Forest homes for sale are often checked by empty-nesters and
young professionals looking for affordable properties 5-10 minutes
away from Downtown Houston and Galleria.
Please see the Oak Forest Real Estate Appreciation Report below for
the exact real estate figures. Showing figures from 2003 to 2012,
the report gives us 5 interesting trends for Oak Forest real
1. Oak Forest homes bought in 2003 have nearly doubled
in value in just 10 years
With a 79% increase in average price
per square feet between 2003 and 2012, Oak Forest homes bought 10
years ago have nearly doubled in value. A home worth $119,973 in
2003 jumped to over $217,000 in 2012.
2. Oak Forest homes median sales price jumped by over a
quarter in just 5 years
Oak Forest homes' median sales price
surged by 28% from 2008 to 2012. In dollar volume, this is
equivalent to an increase of roughly $50,000.
3. Number of Oak Forest homes sold jumped by 31% last
With 338 homes sold last year, Oak
Forest total home sales netted a 31% increase from the 259 homes
sold in 2011.
4. Oak Forest homes' average price per square feet
consistently rose year-over-year since 2003
From $90 in 2003, Oak Forest homes'
average price per square feet rose to $161 last year. Last year,
ave. price/square feet jumped by 15% - from $139 to $161.
5. Trends project a strong year for Oak Forest real
Forbes data show that roughly 50,000
people moved to Houston last year, with close to 4,000 more
relocating each month this year. Home inventory are at its 12
year-low of 3.3 months. However, 28,000 new homes are set to begin
construction by the end of the year. The 10-year report (specially
last year's 31% surge in home sales) support the optimism for a
Paige Martin is currently ranked as
one of the top Realtors in Houston (see link below to review her
actual ratings). Already featured on TV and in dozens of
publications (such as Fox News in the Morning, Houston Business
Journal, the Houston Chronicle, Downtown, Houston Magazine, and
Texas Monthly Magazine), Paige has also been given over 40 awards
for her production levels.
Some of the awards include:
The #1 individual agent in the Keller Williams Memorial office
(over 200 agents) for three consecutive years
Inclusion as a Houston Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent
(top few Realtors in the country)
Houston Realtor of Excellence Award, Houston Realtor Par
Top Google Houston Real Estate Award
Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer
Paige Martin is
the best Houston realtor I
have worked with. In recent years I worked with other realtors, as
I looked for a new home either under-construction, a resale or new
build. Others don't compare to Paige. She is knowledgeable about
the market, listened and responded to my needs, and provided solid
advice. She represented us when we chose to build and helped us get
great value. And, she advised us in preparing our old hold for
sale. It sold quickly, closed efficiently, at a great price.
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