Atascocita Area Real Estate Homes for Sale

Atascocita, TX  is a census-designated place (CDP) in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 65,844.

Atascocita is a large, affluent development located north and south of Farm to Market Road 1960 about 6 miles (10 km) east of Humble and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of downtown Houston in northeastern Harris County.

Bordered on its eastern shore by the 12,000-acre (4,900 ha) Lake Houston, the community contains several parks, country clubs, and golf courses, including Atascocita Country Club, Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club, and Tour 18, a recreation of some of the United States’ most celebrated golf holes.

Atascocita was named one of the “Best Places to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, citing Lake Houston’s boating and fishing opportunities and Atascocita’s numerous golf courses

Construction in the area began in the 1970s. In the 1990’s Atascocita included fifteen neighborhoods and was one of the fastest-growing developments in the Greater Houston area.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Atascocita as one of “9 from 2009” most notable high growth areas in the United States. The 2010 census listed Atascocita’s population as 65,844, up from 35,757 at the 2000 census.

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3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home

Buying your first home can be both an exciting and a scary experience. Many homeowners are appreciative of any bit of information that would help make the process less stressful and as painless as possible. Home insurance is usually a major contributor to the anxieties new homeowners’ experience. They are often confused about how much insurance they need. This post will give easy tips for choosing the best insurance for new home buyers.

Your House Should Be Fully Covered

The coverage on the insurance policy should reflect an amount that can adequately take care of the cost of rebuilding and refurbishing your entire house in the event that you lose it completely. Insurance companies may use a cost estimator to ascertain the cost replacement estimate, but you can have a home builder assess your home and furnish you with an estimate of the rebuilding cost. This should include the unique and/or expensive details of your home (if there are any). You do not want to end up being underinsured. Once you have the estimate for rebuilding, you will need to figure out which coverage to take. The choices are:

  • Guaranteed Replacement Cost Coverage – The insurer bears the cost for the rebuilding your home in spite of that cost. Very few insurers are offering these policies now.
  • Extended Replacement Coverage – This coverage involves the capping of the payout you would receive to approximately 125% of the insured value of your home.
  • Inflation Guarantee (or Guard) – This is a feature that ensures the insured value of your home stays on par with that of the marketplace.

Strive to get a reliable appraisal and extended replacement coverage along with an inflation guarantee. These will place you in a good position.

Liability Insurance

Home owners are sometimes caught off guard by third party claims for an injury someone incurred at their house or damages they caused to their neighbor’s property. These things happen, so protect yourself by ensuring your home insurance includes a liability insurance policy. Liability insurance gives the homeowner protection against any third party claims of damages and personal injury that occur on their property or are caused by them. Someone may fall and hurt themselves while on your property, or in the case of neighbors living in close proximity, your child could be playing and accidentally cause damage to their property. Liability insurance takes the burden of paying for medical bills or damages from your pocket, as the insurance company will take care of it.

Get Additional Coverage for Your Valuables

The standard insurance policy covers you home and possessions against eventualities such as natural disasters, fires, theft and accidents, but only does so indirectly for certain assets. Homeowners are sometimes caught off guard when they suffer from a disaster and realize they will not receive full compensation for certain valuables inside the house. The standard HO-3 policy takes care of the structural aspect of the house along with its contents, but there is limits the compensation for expensive possessions such as artwork and fine jewelry. You can obtain full coverage for them by paying a little extra on your policy each year.

Home insurance keeps your home safe even while you are away on vacation. This gives homeowners a sense of protection. Make an inventory of your property, as this will save you the time and expense if the need to file a claim arises.

CLUE Reports from your Insurance Agent

I wanted to tell you a bit about CLUE Reports, which are available from your Homeowners Insurance agent

Comprehensive
Loss
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CLUE Reports provide a 5 year insurance loss history for a given address.  This is important information for potential Buyers and a GREAT report for Sellers to provide upfront!  I am happy to discuss CLUE Reports with you further, so give me a call at 281-608-9145.  Also visit me on the web

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Hello World from Jimmy Wilks

Welcome to my new Real Estate Blog.  In the weeks ahead I hope to bring you much valuable information for your life, your home and your community.

If I can be of any further help with your Real Estate needs, please call or text me at 281-608-9145, email me at Jimmy.Wilks@kw.com or visit me on the web at www.JimmyWilks.com