Schertz is a great place to live. Whether you’re renting or buying, this small little city offers everything you could want in a home – no matter your age, gender, family size or interests.
With top-notch schools, it’s ideal for families and children, and with its close proximity to San Antonio, as well as its bustling economy, it’s perfect for young professionals, working bachelors and anything and everything in between.
Does this sound like a winner for your new home? If you’re considering buying or renting a property in the Schertz area, here’s what you’ll want to know:
The nice thing about Schertz real estate is that it’s highly varied. There are older neighborhoods, brand new subdivisions, and homes of every size, shape and color. Because of this, there is also a very wide price range in the local market. On the buying side, homes can run anywhere from $125,000 to upwards of $500,000. For renters, homes typically start at $1,000 per month and go up from there, depending on the location, size and age of the home.
No matter what your budget may be, you can bet there’s a home in Schertz that fits into it. Just be sure to team up with a local real estate agent who can help you find the perfect property for your particular finances.
As mentioned before, there are a wide variety of neighborhoods and communities within the city of Schertz. Some have been around for many years, while others are just now getting started. The neighborhood you want to choose depends on your preferences, budget and needs as a homebuyer. Are you looking for something with lots of shopping and dining options nearby? Then you’ll want to look in The Crossvine. Do you need something super affordable? Try Lone Oak or Parkland Village. Do you want luxury and elegance? Then head to Mesa Oaks or Laura Heights Estates. Do you need a neighborhood somewhere in between all these? Kensington Ranch, Jonas Woods, Aviation Heights or Northcliffe are all great options to consider. Again, ask a local real estate agent about which communities are right for you. They’ll be able to point you toward neighborhoods that fit your needs budget-, size- and style-wise.
Taxes and HOAs
On top of your home payment, you will also need to pay property taxes on your new Schertz property (if you’re buying it), and in some neighborhoods, you will also have an HOA, or Home Owner’s Association, to pay for. HOAs have dues of anywhere from $50 a month to just a few hundred bucks a year. This varies by neighborhood, but generally, the more expensive the homes are and the better kept the neighborhood, the more you can expect to pay. Gated communities are always on the higher end, and some communities have no HOAs at all.
As for property taxes, the city of Schertz tax rate is $.49 per $100 of your home’s taxable value. There are also taxes for Guadalupe County ($.34), Bexar County ($.29), Comal County ($.31), SCUCISD ($1.43), Comal ISD ($1.43), East Central ISD ($1.29), Lateral Road (.$.05), Flood Fund ($.03), San Antonio River Authority ($.01), University Health System ($.14) and Alamo Community College ($.27).
If you have kids, the nearby schools may be a consideration when finding a home to buy or rent. The city of Schertz is served by a number of school districts, including the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, Comal ISD, East Central ISD, Judson ISD and Randolph Field ISD. The majority of local students attend schools in SCUCISD.
The top schools in the area, according to Great Schools, include: Ray D. Corbett High School, Samuel Clemens High School, Laura Ingalls Wilder Intermediate Schools, Green Valley Elementary School, Byron P. Steele High School, Paschal Elementary School, Wiederstein Elementary School, Dobie J. High School, Barbara Jordan Elementary School and Watts Elementary School.
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Are you considering buying or renting a home in Schertz? Then contact an experienced agent at the Claus Team today. Our agents have been serving Schertz buyers for decades, and they can help you find the neighborhood and property that fits your budget and needs best.
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