KEY DEAL POINTS
Houstonian Capital Investments (HCI) is proud to present the opportunity to acquire land below market rates, subdivide the land and develop single family homes.
By coupling the demand for single family homes in near town neighborhoods with readily available land to acquire and develop in Houston’s Inner Loop. The city’s no-zoning regulations have enabled the accumulation of vacant land, abandoned properties and single homes on oversized lots throughout this area. The same regulations allow for land to be subdivided into smaller development plats. This creates the opportunity for developers and investors to maximize land value by subdividing existing lots into multiple plats for the development and construction of residential single family homes for sale.
The constant growth in this area is impressive as noted in several recent investor magazine articles. According the U.S. Census Bureau, the Houston metro area ranked third in the highest population growth among metropolitan areas from 2017 to 2018, with 91,689 new residents calling Space City home. As the population of America’s fourth-largest city continues to rise, more revamped and redeveloped neighborhoods are popping-up and making their mark. Areas that were once far down on the list of prime real estate options (i.e., Midtown, The Heights, etc.) are now wiping off the dust and turning into shiny, coveted locales. While there’s a lot of new development happening all over Houston, the Near Northside is thriving as an up-and-coming inner Loop neighborhood as it completes the journey from hidden gem to fully coveted locale.
The goal is to couple the expanding demand for new, single-family homes in Independence Heights with a targeted land acquisition that will be subdivided into (2) plats and developed into (2) homes to sell in the $300,000 to $350,000 sales market.
Independence Heights attracts investors capitalizing on this form of development (i.e., subdividing land to build and sell multiple single-family homes). Over the most recent year (March 2020 to March 2021) the average construction footprint has been 2,200 square feet for a resale size of 1,900 square feet of livable space. Within the same timeframe the investment community has diversified developments with smaller projects (1,500 to 1,800 livable square feet) in an attempt to provide new, single family homes at a lower sales price. This has resulted in a stronger submarket that provides greater risk mitigation protections to investors: larger sales market, lower construction costs, shorter hold times and higher sales revenue per square foot.
The business plan of the project is to leverage this market of smaller, new homes and develop (2) homes with a construction footprint of 1,650 square feet per for a resale size of approximately 1,510 square feet of livable space.
The project will be developed and constructed by CRV Homes, LLC (CRV Homes), HCI’s in-house construction company. CRV Homes is a full-service design-build firm, combining professional design with the development, home building and project management services. The combined team offers the unparalleled benefit of having experts in their specialized fields streamlined under one firm.
DEVELOPMENT & LOCATION
Independence Heights is a historical community located north of Loop 610 and west of I-45. The Independence Heights Super Neighborhood boundaries includes: I-45 (east), Tidwell Rd. (north), N. Shepherd Dr. to railroad track (eastward) to Yale St. (west), I-610 (south). This targeted location is minutes away from local restaurants, parks and access to major roadways for an easy commute.
The development is comprised of single-family homes that feature an open floor concept with a contemporary, modern exterior. Large windows throughout the home allowing for plenty of natural lighting. These homes will be loaded with upgraded features, energy efficiency designs and smart home technology.