Sugar Land, TX Real Estate News

By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
There are many Sugar Land golf courses and more golf courses in the area surrounding Sugar Land TX: Sweetwater Country Club Sugar Creek Country Club Greatwood Pubic Course Houstonian Golf & Country Club (aka Shadow Hawk) Pecan Grove Country Club Fort Bend Country Club Quail Valley » View a list of Sugar Land golf course homes for sale   Sweetwater “Designed by architect Roger Packard, Sweetwater opened its first 9 holes in late 1982. Host to the LPGA Hall of Fame Golf Classic in July 1984 & 85. Sweetwater Country Club now lives on as a formidable test in golf for the firmly established family community culture of Sugar Land. Two courses (Pecan & Cypress) continue to offer a diverse challenge to golfers of all levels. On Pecan, players will experience lengthy holes of relatively open pla...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» See a list of Sugar Land Homes for Sale Zoned to Best Schools » See a list of Sugar Land Private Schools Many people move to Sugar Land TX because we have many high-ranking, high-scoring public schools. Most Sugar Land schools are in the Fort Bend Independent School District, but a few fall into Lamar Consolidated Independent School District (West Fort Bend). While these two school districts by themselves may not be as high ranking as competing school districts, such as Katy ISD, that is because they serve larger areas and include other cities besides Sugar Land. Sugar Land schools themselves are very highly rated by both state ratings and the scores on GreatSchools.org. For example, out of the 21 area elementary schools, 20 are Exemplary or Recognized (that is 95 percent!). Plus, mos...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
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» View a list of Sugar Lakes Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $330K to $500K with $415K being the average. Sugar Lakes Sugar Land is a community of 600 homes located in Sugar Land, Texas. We are located just off US-59 South of Houston. Amenities include beautiful lakes and a recreational facility that features a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, softball field and basketball court. There is also a city park in the neighborhood. Monarch Development of Texas, Inc. developed this 330-acre waterfront community built around breathtaking lakes and nature reserves. Sugar Lakes Sugar Land offers a variety of custom homes and affordable, family-oriented plans. The custom homes and Baybridge garden home collection provide well-designed homes for th...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of Sugar Creek Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $165K to $900 with $335K the average. One of Fort Bend’s first and finest master-planned communities, Sugar Creek Sugar Land, graciously meanders around the highly acclaimed Robert Trent Jones golf course of Sugar Creek Country Club. One of the top sugar land golf course communities, it encompasses over 1600 home sites which are spread across 1200 acres. Stately custom homes are resplendent with age-old moss draped trees, gracious ponds and natural waterways. Feelings of nature abound along waterfront properties as well as in the private cul-de-sacs. Rolling greenbelts and natural wildlife are part of the Sugar Creek lifestyle. Convenience to shopping, imposing architectural efforts, a feeling of...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of Sweetwater Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $425K to $2.3M (and higher!) with $980K the average. Sweetwater Sugar Land, is a gorgeous, upscale neighborhood in the heart of Sugar Land TX. It is one of the top sugar land golf course communities with approximately 570 households. Built around the Sweetwater golf course and country club, Sweetwater Sugar Land boasts luxury homes the best schools in Sugar Land. This neighborhood is part of the First Colony Home Owner’s Association and has all the amenities thereof including 10 swimming pools, parks, recreations facilities, and more.   Compare Sugar Land Neighborhoods If you want some comparison charts of Sugar Land Neighborhoods, then you should download the Sugar Land Relocation guide. In it yo...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of Telfair Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Resale homes in this neighborhood range from $315K to over $1 million with $500K the current average. Some new construction lots are still available to build your dream home.  Telfair Sugar Land is one of the newest neighborhoods in Sugar Land TX. It features over 250 acres devoted to parks, playgrounds, lakes, swimming, and recreation. Telfair Central has a fabulous fitness center, banquet hall, meeting rooms, tennis courts, and a swimming pool with slides, splash pad and zero-entry area for wading in. The second, Jurgensen Recreation Center, also has a pool and playground for the younger children. The entire neighborhood, including lakes and parks, has Wi-Fi access which is handy because of the neighborhood’s own social ...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
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» View a list of Riverstone Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $220K to $2M with $525K the average. Riverstone Sugar Land is one of the newest neighborhoods in Sugar Land TX…well, technically it is mostly in Missouri City, which borders Sugar Land, and is still zoned to Fort Bend ISD. This neighborhood has more than 250 acres of lakes planned…so waterfront homes are available. Another 500 acres in this neighborhood are dedicated to recreational complexes, open spaces, walking trails, and parks. Residents of Riverstone Sugar Land, enjoy three recreation centers with swimming pools and waterpark, as well as playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, and  fishing pier. One of Riverstone’s newest amenities is proving “paw”-pular (a 3.5-acre dog park) the first to open i...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
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» View a list of First Colony Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $150K to more than $3M (Sweetwater) with $315K the average (overall). Each subdivision has it’s own price range and average.   First Colony Sugar Land is a large community consisting of many different subdivisions (over 60)  in the heart of Sugar Land TX. Unsurpassed in amenities and conveniences, First Colony, Sugar Land evokes a sense of family and community. It has a unique blend of residential neighborhoods and businesses with protective architectural guidelines. First Colony Sugar Land offers a spectacle of tree lined streets, miles of walking paths, lush parks, 10 swimming pools–truly unlimited recreational opportunities. With convenient access to the Southwest Freeway (I59) First Colony i...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of New Territory Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices in east New Territory (zoned to Austin HS) range from $180K to $740K with $380K the average. Home prices in west New Territory (zoned to Travis HS) range from $180K to $400K with $245K the average.  New Territory Sugar Land is a family-oriented community in Sugar Land TX, with a commitment to provide a wide variety of high quality recreation and leisure programs. Located on 3,200 acres where once magnificent old pecan groves and sugar cane fields thrived, New Territory Sugar Land, residents now enjoy over 450 acres of parks, greenbelts, jogging trails, seven lakes, four recreation centers, and the gorgeous 8.5 acre Pecan Park. New Territory Sugar Land, is a master-planned community of 4,601 homes (17,000 ...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of Greatwood Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $170K to $1M with $335K the average. Greatwood Sugar Land is a very large, beautiful community, just south of Sugar Land TX, on Hwy. 59. Residing on approximately 32 acres of lakes, and one of the top sugar land golf course communities, this neighborhood is located on the Greatwood golf course and has three public swimming pools, a community club house, tennis courts, parks, a jogging trail, and a four-acre nature park. One of the only naturally wooded communities in southwest Houston, Greatwood Sugar Land is home to more than 3,000 households. A very active neighborhood, your family will find lots of activities here. Check out the latest newsletter on the HOA’s Website to see more.                ...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
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» View a list of Commonwealth Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $300K to $700K with $475K the average. Commonwealth Sugar Land, is a lovely neighborhood on the south side of Sugar Land TX…just east of Avalon and south of Sweetwater. Zoned to the best schools in the city, Commonwealth Sugar Land, is a beautiful area with tree-lined boulevards, parks, lakes, and ponds. There is a community club house, swimming pool, multiple playgrounds, and public tennis courts.  People move to Commonwealth to enjoy the highest-rated schools in Sugar Land (see below). Homes here were built between the late 1980s up to the early 2000s and are Traditional, Mediterranean, and Colonial in style.   Compare Sugar Land Neighborhoods If you want some comparison charts of Sugar Land N...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
» View a list of Avalon Homes for Sale Description Price Range: Home prices range from $375 to over $1 million dollars with $690K the average home price. Avalon Sugar Land is a gorgeous neighborhood zoned to some of the best schools in Sugar Land TX. This neighborhood sits on approximately 427 acres including more than 70 acres of lakes…so waterfront homes for sale in Sugar Land can be found in Avalon, Sugar Land. This neighborhood was developed in 1999-2005 by Monarch Development of Texas, Inc. and has both custom and semi-custom homes ranging in size from 2,200 to over 6,500 square feet. Home prices in Avalon, Sugar Land, range from the mid $300s to over $1 million dollars with $600K the average home price. Avalon Sugar Land features an elegant clubhouse, public lagoon-style swimming ...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
Sugar Land TX is a unique area that consists mostly of “master planned communities.” We typically refer to these Sugar Land master planned communities as “neighborhoods.” Most neighborhoods are further divided into subdivisions. There are over 200 subdivisions in Sugar Land! Some neighborhoods like New Territory (40+ subdivisions), Greatwood (25+ subdivisions), and First Colony (30+ subdivisions) are divided into many subdivisions. Here’s how this happens… When a developer decides to create a planned community, it doesn’t develop the entire plot of land all at once. It opens a section or two at a time. Each section typically has 2 to 5 different builders who are building homes within a certain price range. So one subdivision may contain homes in the $200-400K price range, and another m...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
Sugar Land Property Taxes–Unfortunately, property taxes in Texas are among the highest in the country. But before you panic, just remember that we don’t have a state income tax in Texas…so one sort of offsets the other. You can read more about Texas property taxes so you are well-informed. In addition, each Sugar Land subdivision (and there are over 200!) has different property tax rates…and they can change from year to year. Subdivisions in our newest neighborhoods, like Telfair and Riverstone, tend to have the highest property tax rates (3.2 to 3.5) and subdivisions in our older neighborhoods, like Sugar Creek or Sugar Mill, tend to have the lowest tax rates (2.2 to 2.8). One thing I like to point out though…our newer homes tend to be much more energy-efficient than our older homes; s...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
Sugar Land Neighborhoods Sugar Land neighborhoods are mostly master planned communities with tree-lined streets, parks, playgrounds, and community pools and tennis courts. Most Sugar Land neighborhoods are divided into subdivisions, and each subdivision will have its own tax rate, school zone, and price range. But when searching for a home, it is best to focus on a neighborhood…not one of the 200+ subdivisions in Sugar Land.  The main Sugar Land neighborhoods are shown below. You can click a neighborhood to see a complete description of it including maps, videos, photos, tax info, school ratings, and a list of Sugar Land homes for sale in that neighborhood. »  View details about Sugar Land TX   Avalon  $375K to $1MView Avalon Sugar LandSee Avalon Homes for Sale Commonwealth $300K to $70...
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By Sheila Cox, Author, Trainer, and Five-Star Real Estate Agent
(Agent Success Builder)
Sugar Land TX Here are a few important facts about Sugar Land TX that may interest you: Sugar Land, TX, is located Southwest of Houston, TX. Typically, you can drive to downtown Houston from Sugar Land in approximately 25 to 45 minutes (depending on time of day and the amount of traffic on the highway). The economy in Sugar Land is healthy with unemployment rate well below the state and national percentages. Census 2000 figures ranked Sugar Land #1 in growth in the Houston metro area and #1 among the state’s 45 largest cities. The City’s population jumped from 24,529 in 1990 to 63,328 in 2000 – a 158 percent increase. Estimated 2011 Population: 84,511 Census 2010 figures ranked Sugar Land the state’s 49th largest city in Texas. By race, the City’s breakdown is 52.0% White, 35.3% Asian,...
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.25% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.59% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   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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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.69% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   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 David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.69% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   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 David Krichmar, DaveYourMortgageGuy.com
(www.DaveYourMortgageGuy.com - Legend Lending)
Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.69% FHA 30 year:4.25% Credit Score:640 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.87% Conventional 15 year:3.5% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.62%   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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