Sugar Land, TX Real Estate News

By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
If you've been in your home for longer than five years, you're not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years. The housing industry refers to this as your tenure.To really explore tenure, its important to understand what drives people to make a move. An article from The Balance explores some of the primary reasons individuals choose to sell their houses. It says:People who move for home-related reasons might need a larger home or a house that better fits their needs, . . . Financial reasons for moving include wanting a nicer home, moving to a...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Awnings have been around for a long time; examples of awnings date back as far as ancient Egypt, and their use was common in the height of the Roman Empire. Despite their lasting popularity, modern awning use has really dropped off in recent years. Some blame gentrification, others think that it’s just a shift in design sensibilities, but whatever the reason, there haven’t been nearly as many awnings in use for a decade or more.Is this a continuing trend, or is awning use starting to turn around? What are the reasons that people might want to get awnings? While a lot of the use of awnings comes down to personal preference, here are some of the reasons that awnings fell into disfavor… and why they just might be making a comeback.Why the Awning Hate? Once upon a time, awnings were all the...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Windows are one of the most important features of your house. They let in light, let in fresh air, and can have a significant impact on the overall look of your rooms. With that said, windows do require a bit of maintenance from time to time. Most of the time, it will be simple things like cleaning the windows and checking window screens for damage to make sure that your windows are still operating in tip-top shape. Occasionally, though, you may find that your windows require a bit more service to keep them from showing wear and other damage over time.If you aren’t sure what sort of service and maintenance your windows might need, don’t worry. A lot of homeowners are somewhat in the dark about proper window maintenance, and the amount of service your windows need depends on a lot of fac...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Its no secret that one of the top stories in todays real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you're a first-time buyer looking for a starter home or are someone whos interested in downsizing, it may be worth considering a condominium (condo) as a worthwhile option.In fact, trends indicate condos are gaining popularity among buyers. In the latest Existing Homes Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the data shows condo sales rising throughout the first half of this year (see graph below):There are a few reasons more and more people are opting to buy condos the benefits of condo life can be quite compelling. Lets explore the main perks to find out if a condo is a good fit for you.AffordabilityAccording to the NAR report, the median sales p...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
An important factor in todays market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point well see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our supply challenges:It looks like inventory may have hit a bottom (we've seen this in the higher frequency data as well). Unsold inventory in May was at 2.5 months supply, up from 2.4.To put it into perspective, the graph below shows levels of inventory rising since the beginning of the year:Were still not close to a balanced market, which would be a 6 months supply of homes for sale. However, we are seeing a slow but steady increase in homes coming up for sale. And that leaves many buyers and sellers wondering the same thi...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe its time to make a move. If you'll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs have simply changed, its a great time to sell your house and move up. Why? With mortgage rates in their favor and higher-priced home sales powering more moves across the country, sellers in todays market are finding the space they need (and have always dreamed of) by purchasing a home in the upper end of the housing market.With so few homes available for sale and high demand from todays homebuyers, sellers are profiting in major ways this season. Bidding wars are gaining traction, driving up the sale price of more and more homes throughout the country. This means sellers are able to leverage extra cash f...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Sugar Land Texas!!If you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you.Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you m...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Sugar Land Texas veterans loans benefits in 2020. These are:        No down payment on a VA loan        No mortgage insurance        VA loans have a government guarantee        Your ability to shop and compare VA loans        VA loans don’t allow a prepayment penalty        They come in many varieties        It’s easier to qualify for a VA loan        VA loan closing costs are lower        The VA loan offers funding fee flexibility    VA loans are assumable Backed by the U.S. Department of Veteran...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Rehab Loans in Sugar Land Texas.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms.This ...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Majestic Pointe At Riverstone Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price Trends Shayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Majestic Pointe At Riverstone neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Sugar Land Texas 77479 zip code in Fort Bend County. Majestic Pointe At Riverstone has 27 single family properties with a median build year of 2015 and a median size of 7,059 Sqft., these home values range between $432 - $2341 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $292.31 while the median appraised value is $ 232.23/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Majestic Pointe At Riverstone and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more. Sometimes there'...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Olive Hill at Riverstone Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Olive Hill At Riverstone neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Sugar Land Texas 77479 zip code in Fort Bend County. Olive Hill At Riverstone has 45 single family properties with a median build year of 2013 and a median size of 5,509 Sqft., these home values range between $779 - $934 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $144.21 while the median appraised value is $ 153.93/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Olive Hill At Riverstone and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's nothing listed For Sa...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Veterans Loans Benefits in Sugar Land Texas in 2020. These are:        No down payment on a VA loan        No mortgage insurance        VA loans have a government guarantee        Your ability to shop and compare VA loans        VA loans don’t allow a prepayment penalty        They come in many varieties        It’s easier to qualify for a VA loan        VA loan closing costs are lower        The VA loan offers funding fee flexibility    VA loans are assumable Backed by the U.S. Department of Vete...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a Sugar Land Texas First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renew.Buying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a Sugar Land Texas First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Water's Edge At Colony Lakes Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Water's Edge At Colony Lakes neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Missouri City Texas 77459 zip code in Fort Bend county. Water's Edge At Colony Lakes has 88 single family properties with a median build year of 1998 and a median size of 2,920 Sqft., these home values range between $233 - $277 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $102.59 while the median appraised value is $ 85.98/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Water's Edge At Colony Lakes and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's not...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Veterans Loans Benefits in Sugar Land Texas in 2020. These are:        No down payment on a VA loan        No mortgage insurance        VA loans have a government guarantee        Your ability to shop and compare VA loans        VA loans don’t allow a prepayment penalty        They come in many varieties        It’s easier to qualify for a VA loan        VA loan closing costs are lower        The VA loan offers funding fee flexibility    VA loans are assumable Backed by the U.S. Department of Vete...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
We are excited to let you know that we have invested in a new technology called Homebot to be your free personal guide through your home-buying journey.Homebot is a monthly financial dashboard that enables you to maximize the most of your home-buying search.When you sign up you will receive a regular email called the “Homebot Market Report”- a customized interactive guide with critical information to help you buy smart. Homebot offers buyers the ability to search for homes in your area at no cost to you.What will the Homebot Market Report do for you?     Explore neighborhoods and cities nationwide to find the best market to match your goals     Use current market temperatures to guide your buying strategy     Estimate how much home you can afford at today's interest rates     See how mu...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Lexington Colony Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Lexington Colony neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Missouri City Texas 77459 in Fort Bend County. Lexington Colony has 523 single family properties with a median build year of 1990 and a median size of 2,226 Sqft., these home values range between $189 - $269 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $106.34 while the median appraised value is $ 102.36/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Lexington Colony and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's nothing listed For Sale in Lexington Colony - Bookmark the...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Village Of Oak Lake Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Village Of Oak Lake neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Sugar Land Texas 77498 in Fort Bend County. Village Of Oak Lake has 880 single family properties with a median build year of 1993 and a median size of 2,424 Sq Ft., these home values range between $186 - $267 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $94.50 while the median appraised value is $ 93.79/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Village Of Oak Lake and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's nothing listed For Sale in Village Of Oak Lake - B...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
Townewest Real Estate Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in Townewest neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Sugar Land Texas 77498 in Fort Bend County. Townewest has 1,959 single family properties with a median build year of 1980 and a median size of 1,383 Sq Ft., these home values range between $115 - $162 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $109.53 while the median appraised value is $ 104.53/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in Townewest and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's nothing listed For Sale in Townewest - Bookmark the page and check back of...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
The Towns Of Grants Lake Real Estate Homes For Sale, Rent & Price TrendsShayne Stone "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" that helps Home Sellers make a Profit and Home Buyers Equity in The Towns Of Grants Lake neighborhood / subdivision / community which is located in Sugar Land Texas 77479 in Fort Bend County. The Towns Of Grants Lake has 249 single family properties with a median build year of 1986 and a median size of 1,152 Sq Ft., these home values range between $160 - $184 K. The sqft. price change data is available through 1998. The median sold price/sqft is $160.26 while the median appraised value is $ 149.31/ sqft. View homes for sale or rent in The Towns Of Grants Lake and see new homes, trending properties, Foreclosures and much more.Sometimes there's nothing listed For Sale in T...
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