Raising Houses in Meyerland; A Property Tax Rate Decrease; Now You Can Monitor Texas Earthquake Activity

Photo of construction in West University: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • Re: Political Momentum for Flood Control Could Fade Quickly
    I’d say that it has mostly faded away by now, nearly two months from the event. People either choose to cope by forgetting it – or the impact was sharp but short and now doesn’t affect them currently. Once the trash piles are gone, the old adage of “out of sight, out of mind” applies.

  • RE: Raising houses. I’m still confused about the logic of spending all that $$$ to raise a 60 yr old home. I’d think that for a little more, you could build a higher, new construction home (albeit a little smaller) that would survive any future flood.

  • @Interlooped Logic has nothing to do with it, it is all emotional. Besides they won’t be using “their” money, they want it all paid by the taxpayer.

  • Interlooped, I didn’t see anything in the video discussing the cost to raise the house. Does anyone know?

  • @ J

    It depends on the construction and size. A friend of mine had their 2100 sf, two story frame house elevated near Galveston and the cost was estimated at $130,000 and took nearly a year to get it back in shape as the ‘elevators’ were not motivated as they said they were losing money. A typical Bellaire house along the bayou is much larger, one story brick house …. you can count on somewhere near $250-300k