Sugar Land, TX Real Estate News

By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Greatwood Real Estate Market Report for October 2013 Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Greatwood, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at  What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth?   Noteworthy Stats This Month Greatwood is experiencing a housing shortage with only 1 month of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes are selling quickly at an average of only 26 days on the market (compared to 37 DOM last month). The averag...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Commonwealth Real Estate Market Report for October 2013 Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Commonwealth, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at  What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth?   Noteworthy Stats This Month Commonwealth is experiencing a housing shortage with only 1.6 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes are selling quickly at an average of only 30 days on the market. The YTD average sales price is...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Avalon Real Estate Market Report for October 2013   Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Avalon, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth?   Noteworthy Stats This Month Avalon is experiencing a housing shortage with only .4 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes are selling quickly, but the average days on market went up this month to 47 (from only 7 DOM last month). The YT...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.125% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.47% FHA 30 year:3.75% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:4.97% Conventional 15 year:3.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.67%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.  
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
  Don't forget to mark your calendars for ......                            HALLOWEEN TOWN                                 October 27, 2013                                4 p.m. to 8 p.m.                            Sugar Land Town Square                         (steps of City Hall in the Plaza)                      Radio Disney will be making its way to Sugar Land Town Square for an evening of costume contests (including a category for pets), spectacular prizes, and plenty of fun-filled family activities for the kiddos. Michael Jackson's "Thriller"  and the Radio Disney road team will spice  up the night with choreographed dance moves and interactive intermissions. Other fantastic activities for the evening include  festive walkaround entertainment, a strolling magician, carnival games,...
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
Question of the Day: Do I need title insurance when buying a new home? It is very important to have title insurance.  Title insurance is just like any other type of insurance.  It provides peace of mind and can save you thousands of dollars should issues arise in the future. When a contract is executed between the buyer and the seller, the title company immediately conducts a title search to identify any liens or encumbrances that need to be cleared before property is conveyed to the new owner. However, sometimes the title company may accidently overlook a cloud on title, and that is where title insurance kicks in. Cloud on title is anything that can hinder the transfer of ownership. Benefits of Title Insurance: Verifies that the person selling the property has legal authority to do so ...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Sugar Land Neighborhood Real Estate Market Reports   Neighborhood Real Estate Market Statistics Home prices are a constantly moving target...even within the same neighborhood. The averages, maximums, minimums, and such change monthly...depending on current market activity. To know what's going on in the market, you have to keep up with it on a monthly basis (at least). NOTE: Beware of automated Internet real estate stats and demographics! Read  Why you can't trust most stats about Sugar Land on the Internet. We provide a service to keep you up to date... When you sign up for a Neighborhood Market Report you will receive a 6-8 page neighborhood report with detailed descriptions including school ratings, demographic charts, list of amenities, HOA fees and links, etc. In addition you will ...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Telfair Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and view detailed neighborhood info on Telfair Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Telfair, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth? Noteworthy Stats This Month Telfair is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 1.0 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes a...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Riverstone Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and get more detailed info on Riverstone Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Riverstone, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at  What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth?   Noteworthy Stats This Month Riverstone is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 1.9 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). H...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
New Territory Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and view detailed neighborhood info on New Territory Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for New Territory, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth? Noteworthy Stats This Month New Territory is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 1.1 months of inventory (6 months ...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Greatwood Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and get detailed info on Greatwood Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Greatwood, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at  What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth?   Noteworthy Stats This Month Greatwood is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 2.2 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes are ...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Commonwealth Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and get detailed neighborhood info on Commonwealth Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Commonwealth, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at  What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth? Noteworthy Stats This Month Commonwealth is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 2.3 months of inventory (6 months is e...
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Avalon Real Estate Market Report for September 2013 NOTE: Click here to sign up for monthly updates and get detailed info on  Avalon Sugar Land. Neighborhood Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for Avalon, Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the neighborhood averages. If you want an expert Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home, please call us at 832-779-2890 or sign up online at What Is My Sugar Land Home Worth? Noteworthy Stats This Month Avalon is experiencing a HOT Seller's market with only 1.2 months of inventory (6 months is equilibrium). Homes are selling quickl...
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
Selling your home and moving into your new dream home can be an exciting time in a homeowner's life.  However, there are so many steps in the closing process that require consistent follow-up by your realtor to ensure a smooth transaction.   I've developed a helpful visual flow chart that I include in my home selling packet to guide clients during the sale of their home.                            The Home Selling Process   If you are planning to sell your home in the Sugar Land and Fort Bend County area, I'd love to guide you through the process every step of the way to ensure your home sells for the highest possible price the market allows and in the shortest amount of time.  Are you ready to team up?
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By Sheila Cox, Katy & Sugar Land Real Estate Agent
(www.KatyHomesForSaleTX.com)
Buying in Sugar Land? Beware Internet Real Estate Stats & Demographics! By Sheila Cox The bottom line: No one knows an area better than a local, experienced real estate agent. Don't gamble your biggest investment on automated Internet data. It's Not All About the ZIP Code...Or Shouldn't Be I love the Internet and I'm an information junkie, but I am constantly amazed at how WRONG the real estate info presented on the internet is for my area: Sugar Land TX. Sugar Land is a large city (population 85,000+) located in in Fort Bend County, just southwest of Houston TX. Like all cities of its size...some parts are very different than other parts...it is not completely homogeneous. Furthermore, it consists of multiple ZIP Codes: mainly 77478 and 77479 but new comers, 77487 and 77496, have been ...
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
When I sign a sales contract, am I obligated to purchase the home? Merely signing a sales contract does not obligate the buyer to purchase a home.  There is an option period that goes into effect after the contract is executed between the buyer and seller.  The option period gives buyers the unrestricted right to terminate the contract for whatever reason and get their earnest money back as long as it is done within the option period.  The option period is negotiable between both parties, but usually lasts 10 days once the buyer pays an option fee.  A buyer has within 48 hours from the contract execution date to provide the option fee check to the seller per Paragraph 23 in the sales contract. The primary purpose of the option period is to get the home inspected by a licensed inspector ...
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By David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.67% FHA 30 year:3.875% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.07% Conventional 15 year:3.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.67%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are thinking of refinancing or buying a home, for the best mortgage rate possible.  
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
New Territory Homes For Sale| Market Report August 2013  New Territory, Sugar Land is a beautiful 3,200-acre master-planned community comprised of 42 subdivisions and located at the corner of U.S. Highway 90A and the Grand Parkway (U.S. 99), and just minutes from U.S. 59 which means easy access to downtown Houston. You'll love it here, especially if you're looking for a family-oriented and recreation-driven community.  There's plenty of sports leagues for children and adults PLUS over 450 acres of parks, athletic fields, lakes, and greenbelts.  New Territory has four recreation centers, one of which is The Club featuring a junior olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, an indoor gymnasium and exercise room. Besides its convenient location to stores, restau...
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
August 2013 Market Report - Telfair, Sugar Land TX Telfair, Sugar Land is a beautiful 2,018 acre master-planned community located off of University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 59.  Telfair residents enjoy gorgeous lakefront views from their own backyard as well as leisurely strolls along the hike and bike trails that meander the neighborhood. This upscale community is conveniently located near shopping centers, restaurants, parks and provides easy access to downtown Houston due to its close proximity to U.S. 59, Highway 6, and Highway 90A.  Telfair is also home to excellent Fort Bend ISD schools. Telfair has a variety of housing options from spacious one-story to two-story floor plans and new construction homes are available too.  Home prices range from $280,000 to over $1 million.  Prop...
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By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
Get ready for more residential and commercial growth in Sugar Land, TX!  Sugar Land's newest 716-acre master-planned community - Imperial Sugar Land - is under development at Highway 6 and 90A. The development will be built around historic sites including the old Sugar Land refinery and the water tower.   Below is a recent press release courtesy of the Imperial Sugar Land website.   Builders Selected For Imperial Sugar Land's First Neighborhoods Just weeks after announcing plans for its first neighborhoods, the master-planned community of Imperial Sugar Land has selected four award-winning homebuilders for its new patio homes and townhomes, both of which are expected to be available for sale by the end of 2013 with models open in the Spring of 2014.Sitterle Homes, Darling Homes and Part...
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