The list below directs you to step-by-step instructions for getting to the information most frequently requested by our guests. Please note that FAQ is the only page at FBREI that opens in a new window. This is so you can load it once and then consult it as often as needed without reloading. Just remember that your Browser's Back button will not automatically return you to the FBREI Home Page - you have to manually re-select it from your Browser's Open Windows List.
You access information available from this site using the Menu Bar at the top of the Home Page. Dragging your mouse over Menu Buttons often exposes sub menus with buttons which may in turn expose additional sub menus. A simple rule to remember when navigating with the Menu Bar is that you should always drag your mouse straight down and/or across its buttons to expose and access sub menus. Another is that you do not normally click on a button that displays a sub-menu - it is there only to display the sub menu.Linking to Other Sites.
FortBendRealEstate.Info allows you to gather information from many different sites, but linked sites are always presented in the middle frame of the Main page, so you never have to leave it as you move from site to site, or from page to page within a site. Use the middle frame's scroll bar to view all of a page's contents when there is more to display than what fits in the frame.
To view all MLS listings in the Greater Houston Area, drag your mouse over the Search Button and the click the All Houston MLS button. This links you to the HAR (Houston Area Realtors) site. From there you can initiate your property search. First select the type of property you want to find, then either enter your selection criteria on the form that appears, or if click the Map Search link to use a map to select the area's) you want to search.
To view only featured listings, drag your mouse over the Search Button and the click the Featured listings button. This takes you to HAR, but you only see my featured listings.
After entering your search criteria, scroll to the bottom of the page and click search and a list of results is presented. Each item in the list has several buttons: View Details, Map, Photo Gallery and Virtual Tour (if available). Use these buttons to learn all about the home. View Details brings up a page full of information about the home and provides access to a mortgage calculator and other useful tools. Clicking the Map button produces a map with directions to the selected home. You can use your Browser Back and Forward buttons to review pages you've already accessed.
To View National Listings, drag your mouse over the Search Button and the click the National Listings button. This links you to Realtor.com, where you are presented with a map from which you choose the area you want to search. There are four tabs at the top of the map that let you access methods for setting your search criteria: By Map (the default), By City & State, By Zip, or by MLS. Choose the one you like, set your selection criteria and click the Search button. As with HAR, you are presented with a results list showing homes matching your criteria and each item in the list has a View Details button that will bring up a full page of useful information about the selected house.
You can estimate your monthly payments by combining the anticipated monthly payment amounts for: principal and interest, property taxes and insurance. Follow these steps to calculate those amounts (or drop me a note and I will do it for you):
To view Fort Bend County Flood Plain maps, Select Links, Tools, FEMA Flood Maps from the Menu Bar. This will take you a page at the FEMA site containing a list of maps and buttons for buying or viewing them. If you want to view and print a map free of charge, simply click the green View button on the right side of the page.
Please click the link below for more detailed instructions about using the FEMA site. (Requires Microsoft Word).
To get information about any of the Independent School Districts in Fort Bend County, select Links, School Districts from the Menu Bar. This takes you to Texas Education Agency's (TEA) web-site with the Fort Bend County page selected. You can use the map on this page to get a general idea of district boundaries, or you can use the drop down on the right side of the page to select a specific district. From there, you can search for information about the district, and follow other links.
To get information about neighborhoods and subdivisions in Fort Bend County, select Links, Neighborhoods, Find a Neighborhood from the Menu Bar. This takes you to the Realtor.com, Find Neighborhoods Page where you will find four links that take you to pages where you can search neighborhoods based on selection criteria that you specify. To learn about a specific neighborhood, you must enter its zip code into the text box at the bottom of the screen and then click the go button. If you want to see a map showing Fort Bend County zip codes, then select Links, Neighborhoods, Look Up Zip Codes from the Menu Bar.