What Kind of Sugar Land Home Are You Looking For?
The perfect Sugar Land home for you depends on your priorities. I have narrowed the search and made it easier to find what you’re looking for! Find the best Sugar Land homes for sale…
Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods to Live In
Find everything you want to know about the best Sugar Land Neighborhoods, including amenities, taxes, prices, photos, HOA fees, school ratings, and more! I hope this information will help you narrow your search and find the home of your dreams.
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Guide to Sugar Land’s Best Neighborhoods
Tour the Best Sugar Land Neighborhoods!
Your Tour Guide: Sheila Cox, Realtor
Not only is Sugar Land my business, it’s where I live and work. This website (and my helpful guides) are a collection of words, photos, and videos that I personally created. I know the area because I’ve lived, worked, and explored it for years.
You can drive through the best Sugar Land neighborhoods with my videos…located on my YouTube channel. These are videos of me driving around the neighborhoods…not just a slideshow of photos. You can see the pools, parks, tennis courts, and what the homes look like from the outside.
But the best Sugar Land tour is the one that I will do for you when you hire me as your Realtor! To get started, send me the details of the type of home you are looking for and I will set up the Best Home Search for you. Or better yet…give me a call at 832-779-2890 so we can talk about the best neighborhoods for you.
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About Sugar Land Schools
Sugar Land schools are known to be excellent. Over half of the 33 elementary schools have a score of 9-10 with Greatschools.org and, likewise, six of the fourteen middle schools score a 9-10 as well. There are eleven high schools serving the area and two score 9s (Clements and Austin) and two score 8s (Dulles and George Ranch). Sugar Land is part of Fort Bend ISD which is…
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What’s So Great About Sugar Land?
The city of Sugar Land TX (population approximately 118,000) is one of the best places to live in America…probably because of our family-friendly activities, master planned neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, excellent schools, and reasonably priced homes. Plus, the outstanding shopping, restaurants, parks, lakes, and exceptional healthcare facilities means that we have it all! (Even our own minor-league baseball team: the Skeeters!) Here are a few important facts about Sugar Land that may interest you…
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Sugar Land vs Katy
Many people moving to the Houston area are told that two of the best places to live are Katy vs. Sugar Land. They then have a hard time deciding between the two…because they are both great places to live! Plus, they are very similar in types of homes available, good schools, demographics, etc. However there are some slight variations that…
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How to Buy a Great Home in Sugar Land TX
First things first. Please read the very important Texas Real Estate Commission’s Information About Brokerage Services.
Know What You Are Doing
Get started with top-secret (not really ;-D) information that most home buyers do not know:
- The Agent Showing You Houses May Not Be Your Agent
- How to Price a Home Correctly
- Do I Need A Real Estate Agent? Maybe I Can Do This Myself
- Beware of Internet Real Estate Statistics
Know What You Are Buying
There are two things you are buying when you buy a house:
- The Location/neighborhood
- The House
Location – Neighborhood
My website is here to help you narrow down your location by giving you the most detailed information available (in one place!) on the best neighborhoods in Sugar Land. However, there are some things that only a really good, boots-on-the-ground, real estate agent knows. Like which sections of which neighborhoods flooded during Harvey. And which areas are known to have potential foundation trouble. And which areas may soon have a major roadway built in their back yard, or where the fault lines are located in the area. (Yes, there are fault lines in our area.)
So you can start off with a general idea of the neighborhoods that you like, but when I take you on tour as your real estate agent, I will explain the PROs and CONs of each area to you. That way you (hopefully) won’t find out about detrimental things about the area after it’s too late! (I learned this the hard way. Ask me about my experiences with landfills and mushroom farms!)
Then, when you find a house that you want to purchase, the first thing I do is a detailed Comparable Price Analysis (CMA) to determine the actual market value for the home. This is to help you get the best price for a home…and not pay too much! The list price on a home may or may not reflect the actual market value of the home…what it will appraise for with your lender.
Then, if we go under contract on the home, I do an in-depth analysis on that specific house to collect all the relevant data on that house and put it into one 18+ page House Report so that you have all the details saved for current and future reference. But more importantly, this is when I double-check for possible hidden defects of a home like:
- Sex offenders…is there one living on the same street?
- Flood zones…is this house high and dry?
- Environmental hazards…is the house close to anything significant?
We’ve all heard that “two heads are better than one.” When you and I work together, we can get you a great home in Sugar Land TX!
Hire a LOcal Area Expert
What I Can Do for You – “Helping you find the perfect Place to Call home in Sugar Land TX”
- Candid Advice—I promise to give you candid advice on all homes and areas so you can make the best decisions. I won’t ignore potential defects that can effect your home value or enjoyment.
Local Area Expertise—This isn’t just my business…it’s where I work and live. I will help you find the best location for your home purchase.
Great Data—I have a proprietary House Report to make sure that you get all the data and information you need to make a great home purchase.
Best Home Searches—Yes, you can search on your own, but no other home search available can filter down to the school level…and filter out the subdivisions that may be known to flood.
Easier Process—Moving your family (and possibly changing jobs) is stressful enough! I’m your real estate project manager and will guide you, step-by-step, through the process so you never miss an important deadline.
Network of Experts—My network of experts can make your transition to the area as smooth as possible. Need a painter, electrician, mover, insurance company, etc.? I can help.
How I Work to Protect You
My job is not “just” helping you find a house to buy…I’m helping you buy a house. There are over 100 tasks that I perform for you during the purchasing process! I’m looking out for you every step of the way and keeping my eye on the Listing Agent, the Seller, the builder (if applicable), the lender, the inspector, the title company. I’m on your side because I’m your agent. Not only do I help you find a house, I help with price analysis and negotiation, legal paperwork, inspections, repair negotiations, home warranties,compliance inspections, hazard insurance, surveys, appraisals, title commitment, and so on.
And take a look at a sample House Report that I do for my clients. No other agent in the world does this! Check out p. 27 regarding the Flood Map info I provide to you.
How’s the Sugar Land Real Estate Market?
People are always asking me, “How’s the market?” My answer? It depends. It depends on your neighborhood, your lot, your square footage, and your price range. Prices are constantly changing and you can’t just go off a “price per square foot” number because the price per square foot will vary within the same exact neighborhood…depending on the size, condition, and quality of the specific home.
I have recently put together some detailed market information…
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Keeping your home in top condition is important. To make it easier for you, I have created Sheila’s Guide to Home Maintenance which contains:
- List of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual maintenance tasks.
- Worksheet for keeping a record of home’s age and upgrades.
- List of local vendors (with phone numbers) to help with remodeling and repairs.
- Worksheet for estimating a remodeling project.
- Details on how long various house components last…so you know when they may need to be replaced.
Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Sugar Land Home
The best reason to hire me to sell your Sugar Land home is because I know Sugar Land buyers! I know what home buyers want and how much they are willing to pay for it. This is not just my business, Sugar Land is where I live and work. So I know why some homes may be worth a bit more (or less) than others on the market, just because I know the area and what buyers expect.
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