All About Katy TX

Hey there and welcome to Katy, TX! My name is Sheila Cox, Five Star Real Estate Agent, and this is my website. By “my website” I mean that I personally wrote the pages on this website. I also created and gathered hundreds of photos, graphs, maps, videos, etc. about this area to provide you with in-depth real estate information from a LOCAL area expert. (You just can’t trust all the AI- or algorithm-generated info on other websites…I’m just sayin’ 😊)

If you are relocating to Katy TX, then this website provides helpful information about Katy neighborhoods, schools, flood zones, property taxes, HOA fees, amenities, and more. With over 170 web pages, this is the most in-depth Katy real estate website available…so spend some time and make sure you view the links on BOTH of the menus at the top.

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Beware of Inaccurate Websites

It can be challenging to provide accurate information about real estate in a growing area because things are constantly changing. School ratings, school zones, property tax rates, HOA fees, home values, etc. change from year-to-year or even month-to-month. New neighborhoods get added, as do new amenities in existing neighborhoods. However, I still believe that MY website is just about as accurate and comprehensive as possible. 

The image below is an example of inaccurate data on the Internet, about one of our biggest and most popular neighborhoods, Cinco Ranch. This isn’t just a matter of changing information…the information they are reporting has NEVER been correct for Cinco Ranch. 

Let me point out all the errors…

First of all, it’s “Katy-Gaston Rd”…not “Gadson.” Second of all, no part of Katy is zoned to Fort Bend ISD. What we call “Katy” is what is zoned to Katy ISD…pretty huge mistake. Third of all, Ursula Stephens Elementary is north of I-10 and nowhere near Cinco Ranch and David Crockett Middle school is in an entirely different school district, not Katy ISD! And fourth of all, Cinco Ranch is so large that it is zoned to 9+ different elementary schools, 6 different junior high schools, and 4 different high schools (see Cinco Ranch info). 

This is why you need to get your information from a local area real estate expert like me. I don’t just work here…I live here! And my website was not AI-generated or written by Internet-bots. 

And if you REALLY want to see how dangerous it is to rely on some websites, go read “RedFin Users Beware” on my Katy Flood Zones webpage. If you rely on THAT info, then you could end up with a house in a high-risk flood area!


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Real estate agents don’t “just” sell houses; we sell a SERVICE to effectively guide home buyers and sellers through the entire real estate transaction, which usually takes several months. We are more like real estate consultants than we are salespeople. That’s probably why 86 percent of all home buyers and sellers choose to hire a real estate agent when buying or selling a home!

Buying or selling a home is not like buying or selling a TV, a computer, or a car. You can’t buy/sell a home on the Internet with a couple of clicks. There are MANY legal aspects, deadlines, and requirements that most people are not trained to handle. What’s more…mistakes along the way can cost you thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars. The financial risk is much greater than just about anything else you may buy.

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sheila cox five star realtor5Integrity—I promise to give you candid opinions on all homes and areas so you can make the best decisions. I won’t ignore potential defects that can cost you money, or effect your resale value, in the future…I point them out to you! My job is to protect you, as much as possible, from defective homes while helping you make a sound financial investment. You will get more REAL info from me regarding homes/neighborhoods than you ever had before! (Read client testimonials)

Local Area Expertise—This isn’t just my business…it’s where I work and live (for 20+ years) so I really know the area. I will help you narrow your options and find the best neighborhood for you based on your specifications. For long-term resale value, the neighborhood you choose is just as important as the home you buy. (Download my Ultimate Katy Guide)

Great Pricing Data—I will give you the most in-depth data you have ever seen…to help you make the wisest decisions. This includes a professional CMA when you are ready to purchase a specific home…so you don’t pay too much. You can’t get this level of pricing information anywhere else. (Also see Pricing a Home Correctly)

Premium Customized 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. Plus my search includes “Coming Soon” homes not listed on other  websites. (Request a Premium Customized Home Search)

Video Home Tours—If you or your spouse lives out of the state or country, then you will enjoy my detailed video home tours. I have sold multiple homes to out-of-area clients “site unseen” by providing High Definition video walkthroughs of potential homes. My videos show front and back yards, closets, pantries, laundry rooms, and the garage…as well as the entire home. This gives you a complete picture of the house (unlike those silly Matterports). I also point out any potential defects or deferred maintenance that I see. (view sample video walkthrough)

Easier Process—Moving your family (and possibly changing jobs) is stressful enough. I’m your transaction manager and will guide you, step-by-step, through the process so you never miss an important deadline. I assist with inspections, repair negotiations, home warranties, HOA compliance inspections, hazard insurance, surveys, appraisals, title commitment, home warranties, title commitment, and more. (Get Details of My Value-Added Services)

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