Comment of the Day: Pulled Out Just in Time

COMMENT OF THE DAY: PULLED OUT JUST IN TIME Townhomes“I feel so lucky! My wife and I were planning our move away from Houston, originally, in summer 2016 but we moved up the timeline to summer 2015. We sold our townhouse last summer and made a bunch in equity after only 2 years! It felt crazy at the time. Now there is a townhouse in the same complex that has been sitting for months and months compared to ours selling in 3 weeks. I don’t think life would be the same at all if we had waited. It feels like we slid out of Houston on a high note. Good luck Houston, may the odds be ever in your favor.” [Duston, commenting on All Signs Pointing to a Houston Slowdown; A TIRZ for Montrose] Illustration: Lulu

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  • Hip hip hooray! Hip hip hooray for Duston!

  • Hoping to do the same soon with our house and move out of this loony state.

  • Don’t let the saloon door hit you on he way out. You either live in great Texas or you’re a communist, there’s no middle ground.

  • Where is this townhouse that has been sitting for months and months?

  • where is the like button on here @commonsense calling the carpetbaggers communists

  • After 36 years in Houston, I’ll be putting my condo on the market in 2017 and moving back above the Mason Dixon line. I don’t like the direction Houston is headed, and there are too many people like commonsense in this nutty state. I’d rather be a commie than an ignorant redneck.

  • @roadchick: I think commonsense was being facetious.

    There’s a lot of opportunity in Houston, which is great. Anyone who’s not satisfied with the way Houston is developing can voice their concerns to their city reps or better yet, become one of the council members/developers that is influencing the city.
    That’s what I intend to do.

  • @roadchick, spend some time living in Louisiana and Mississippi and you’ll feel a lot better about Houston.

  • @Lulu, I’ve been here long enough to know that while local developers have a stranglehold on this city, nothing will ever get done. Without any real regulation, they’ve been allowed to build whatever they want, wherever they want, resident concerns be damned. The consequences of rampant development (increased flooding, nightmarish traffic, stressed infrastructure) are all coming home to roost. The city is crippled by financial obligations and a revenue cap that means none of this stuff will be addressed anytime soon. I’d say I’m getting out in the nick of time.

    I was a local news reporter for 15 years doing stories on subjects just like this. Fat lot of good it did me.