Services offered in Pasadena
At Green Residential, our flat-rate management fee helps to keep your rental property profitable. For your convenience, we make sure owners receive an electronic accounting statement which includes a copy of any invoice paid during the previous month. We invest in web-based technology to make sure our team responds promptly to requests from owners, investors, and tenants. In addition, Green Residential minimizes the number of homes each employee is responsible for managing. This allows our clients to receive the professional attention they deserve.
We screen all prospective tenants at no cost to our clients. We screen tenants based on their credit, employment, and rental history, as well as conducting a criminal background check. We don't collect a management fee if you aren't paid, therefore we have an incentive to find the best tenant for you.
By having a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) oversee the finances of each home under management, we provide Green Residential clients with the comfort of knowing the income, expenses & security deposits related to their property are being taken care of by a professional.
Our professional leasing team ensures that each owner’s property has the best opportunity to be leased quickly. These leasing services include rental price analysis, professional quality photography, listing home on the local MLS (HAR.COM), and prompt responsiveness to potential applicant inquiries.
Our web based technology allows us to collect rent from tenants electronically and distribute rent electronically to owners at no additional charge to either party. We assess late fees and send notices when a tenant fails to pay rent on time. All late fees are passed on to our owners.
We believe that the photographs we take and use for our rental listings are important because they entice prospects to view our homes. We invest in top of the line cameras and digital photography software to provide professional quality photographs.
We provide clients with dependable, quality repair & maintenance services that can be trusted. Our administrators and contractor are the best in their category whom we have worked with for years. We understand how highly residential owners value their property, so we make sure to show their homes the amount of consideration and care they would themselves. Our prompt repair & maintenance program is one of the ways we excel.
Evicting a tenant may be one of the most unpleasant parts of being a landlord, but it can also be vitally important. Our clients can rely on our professional assistance when having to deal with this uncomfortable task.
We monitor a 24 hour support line during non-business hours to ensure that tenant emergencies are promptly responded to in order to provide excellent customer service to our tenants and ensure our Owner's property is protected.
We’re not your average
With over 40 years of experience offering property management services in the greater Pasadena area, our team works hard to offer the best service through a personal, proactive, and dynamic approach to residential management.
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If you’re considering buying property in Pasadena, contact Green Residential to find out how we can help. We’re a professional, experienced property management company with over three decades of experience serving the Pasadena area and we take pride in serving our clients.
We offer a full service property management package that includes access to a reliable network of fully vetted maintenance personnel, rent collection services, tenant screening, and so much more. We also have a free home search tool on our website that you can use to get a free property management analysis on your Pasadena home. Contact us today!
Situated off of Highway 225 in between Deer Park and Houston, many Texans are proud to call Pasadena home. It’s one of those places where it’s quiet and safe, yet there’s always something to do. And as rich as the history is, locals are confident that the best is yet to come for this growing city. Whether you’re just passing through or looking to stay for a while, you can bet there are friendly faces waiting to greet you when you arrive.
Pasadena, Texas was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of nearby Galveston. As you may have guessed, the name comes from Pasadena, California. Burnett chose the name because of the lush vegetation in the area, which reminded him of the original Pasadena out west. (Interestingly enough, Munger had never actually been to Pasadena, California himself. He had only heard stories.)
The success and growth of Pasadena in the early days can be directly attributed to its location and geographical makeup. In 1894, The La Porte, Houston, and Northern Railroad was built through the town and immediately made the area economically suitable for large-scale farming. Land promoter Cora Bacon foster and banker Charles R. Munger played big roles in organizing the community and the 1.5 million strawberry plants purchased by the American Red Cross after the Galveston hurricane of 1900 quickly gave Pasadena a major crop to rely on.
In the 1920s, just before the Great Depression, Pasadena experienced considerable economic growth. In addition to strawberries, cucumbers, cantaloupes, and other produce were quite profitable for local farmers. And while locals felt the economic downturn, farming kept the area sustainable.
Pasadena was voted to incorporate in 1923, but residents soon changed their minds and decided to cancel the incorporation less than a year later. However, Pasadena did eventually incorporate in 1928, which meant Houston was unable to incorporate it into its own city limits.
By the mid-20th century, Pasadena had become a major player in the petroleum industry. The development of NASA’s Johnson Space Center nearby in the Clear Lake City development (which is partially under Pasadena’s jurisdiction) also helped bring people and jobs to the area.
Over the course of the last few decades, Pasadena has become known as a working-class suburb of Houston. While many work in Pasadena, many more commute to Houston or one of the surrounding suburbs.
Today, the city of Pasadena is comprised of 44.5 square miles and has an estimated population of 153,887 people. That’s more than an 8 percent growth since the beginning of the 21st century.
The estimated median household income is right around $50,236, which is slightly lower than the median for the state of Texas. Pasadena is definitely a predominantly blue-collar town, with 21 percent of males employed in the construction industry and 20 percent in manufacturing.
Pasadena is mostly Hispanic (69 percent), while 26 percent identify as white or Caucasian. Because of the Hispanic influence, 44 percent of residents speak Spanish and 53 percent speak English.
Pasadena is a fairly young town, with the median age hovering right at 31 years old. For perspective, the median age is 33.9 in the state of Texas and 37.4 nationwide.
Areavibes gives Pasadena a “Livability” score of 73 out of 100, with categories like amenities, cost of living, education, and weather getting good grades, and crime, employment, and housing getting failing grades. For perspective, the statewide Livability average is 73 and the nationwide average is 66.
“Each month, the city consistently sees millions of dollars of new commercial construction permits filed. Businesses are moving to Pasadena in record numbers, and some of the world’s leading companies now call the city home,” the City of Pasadena explains.
Just a few years back, Nestle Waters opened a facility up in the area and is quickly expanding. It bottles more than 72,000 bottles of water an hour and employs hundreds in the area. Crystal Geyser is also building a plant in the area.
The chemical industry is alive and well in Pasadena, with The Bayport Industrial District serving as the home for 60 different plants. These plants employ tens of thousands of people and produce hundreds of millions of dollars in annual economic activity.
According to the number of people employed, the top 10 employers in Pasadena include the Pasadena Independent School District, Dorsett Brothers Concrete Supply, San Jacinto College District, The Boeing Company, Mundy Company, Zachry Holdings, Shell – Deer Park, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation, Silver Eagle Distributors, and the City of Pasadena. The unemployment rate in Pasadena is less than 5 percent.
The vast majority of the city is served by the Pasadena Independent School District, though some small parts are served by the Deer Park, Clear Creek, and La Porte Independent School Districts.
Overall, the schools in Pasadena are fairly average. GreatSchools gives a weighted score of 5 out of 10 to the city, while select schools – such as Sparks Elementary, Bondy Intermediate School, Carter Lomas Middle School, and Fairmont Elementary School – grade well individually. Nearby institutions of higher learning include the University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto College, and Texas Chiropractic College.
While Houston may offer the allure of bright lights and big city attractions, there’s still plenty to see and experience right in the heart of Pasadena. Here are a few of the highlights:
- Johnson Space Center. By far the biggest attraction in Pasadena, the Johnson Space Center is a must-see. Adults will enjoy it as much as kids, as it’s filled with interactive exhibits, training stations, and even a movie theater.
- San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Want to brush up on the history of the Republic? Check out the San Jacinto Monument, which stands more than 100 meters high, and learn about more than 400 years of Texas history in the process.
- Armand Bayou Nature Center. The title of “largest urban nature preserve in the United States” belongs to the Armand Bayou Nature Center just outside of Pasadena. It has 2,500 acres of park, boardwalks, and marshland. There are more than 370 different animal species in the area and you can even take guided canoe tours on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
According to Neighborhood Scout, there are 49,256 homes and apartments in Pasadena. The home ownership rate is 54 percent, while 46 percent of people pay an average of $980 per month to rent. The median value of homes in the area is $114, 904, with less than 10 percent of properties valued at more than $250,000. This makes Pasadena extremely affordable for homebuyers in any price range.
Since 2000, Pasadena residential real estate has appreciated by 61.76 percent, with the average annual rate hovering at 2.83 percent. The highest appreciating neighborhoods include Bay Area Blvd/Middlebrook Drive on the south side and Pasadena Fairway/Red Bluff Road on the north side.
Movoto is a little more generous with its real estate trends and estimates, suggesting that the median list price is $167,500 (as of May 2017).
At Green Residential, we specialize in helping people find homes in and around the Houston area. We’ve been in this market for three generations and are widely recognized as one of the most trusted names in the industry. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at your earliest convenience.