Services offered in Katy, Texas
At Green Residential, our flat-rate management fee helps to keep your rental property profitable. For your convenience, we make sure owners receive an electronic accounting statement which includes a copy of any invoice paid during the previous month. We invest in web-based technology to make sure our team responds promptly to requests from owners, investors, and tenants. In addition, Green Residential minimizes the number of homes each employee is responsible for managing. This allows our clients to receive the professional attention they deserve.
We screen all prospective tenants at no cost to our clients. We screen tenants based on their credit, employment, and rental history, as well as conducting a criminal background check. We don't collect a management fee if you aren't paid, therefore we have an incentive to find the best tenant for you.
By having a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) oversee the finances of each home under management, we provide Green Residential clients with the comfort of knowing the income, expenses & security deposits related to their property are being taken care of by a professional.
Our professional leasing team ensures that each owner’s property has the best opportunity to be leased quickly. These leasing services include rental price analysis, professional quality photography, listing home on the local MLS (HAR.COM), and prompt responsiveness to potential applicant inquiries.
Our web based technology allows us to collect rent from tenants electronically and distribute rent electronically to owners at no additional charge to either party. We assess late fees and send notices when a tenant fails to pay rent on time. All late fees are passed on to our owners.
We believe that the photographs we take and use for our rental listings are important because they entice prospects to view our homes. We invest in top of the line cameras and digital photography software to provide professional quality photographs.
We provide clients with dependable, quality repair & maintenance services that can be trusted. Our administrators and contractor are the best in their category whom we have worked with for years. We understand how highly residential owners value their property, so we make sure to show their homes the amount of consideration and care they would themselves. Our prompt repair & maintenance program is one of the ways we excel.
Evicting a tenant may be one of the most unpleasant parts of being a landlord, but it can also be vitally important. Our clients can rely on our professional assistance when having to deal with this uncomfortable task.
We monitor a 24 hour support line during non-business hours to ensure that tenant emergencies are promptly responded to in order to provide excellent customer service to our tenants and ensure our Owner's property is protected.
We’re not your average
With over 40 years of experience offering property management services in the greater Katy area, our team works hard to offer the best service through a personal, proactive, and dynamic approach to residential management.
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We offer a full service property management package that includes access to a reliable network of fully vetted maintenance personnel, rent collection services, tenant screening, and so much more. We also have a free home search tool on our website that you can use to get a free property management analysis on your Katy home. Contact us today!
The city of Katy, TX was settled in 1872 by families who were looking for cheap land in the wild country of Texas. With nothing but their dreams for a better life, these families boarded the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad to reach their destination – an empty prairie roamed by buffalo, ducks, geese, deer, and longhorn cattle.
Originally known as Cane Island (named after the creek that runs through it), Katy is located along highways 10 and 90 where the counties of Waller, Harris, and Fort Bend intersect. Katy is just 25 miles from downtown Houston.
Legend has it that the city got its name from the M-K-T Railroad, but others say the city was named after a saloon keeper’s wife who was always there to greet the train travelers with a much needed alcoholic beverage.
Most of the families that settled in Katy came from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, while some came from Nebraska, Kansas, and Indiana.
The town was made known by a real estate aficionado named Adam Henry Stockdick. He was hired by the railroad and knew exactly how to market the city to potential investors looking to buy land. He realized that it was better to show the city to people in spring and fall because those who came in the summer only saw mosquitos, heat, and humidity that almost always drove them away.
Those who did stay to purchase land in Katy began growing a variety of crops, and out of all the crops grown, the one that turned out the best was rice. Because the land was extremely fertile, rice farms popped up all over the city.
In the mid-1900s, it was so hot that many people found an innovative way to cool off in Katy. The farmers would pump ice cold water into a pool that pushed the water through long canals to water the rice fields. So people began jumping into these pools to cool off.
Most of the children who went to school in Katy did so at home or gathered in a one-room country school nearby. The first official school was built in 1909, and many of the educators in Katy had a real advantage in teaching the kids because they actually lived with some of the families and knew the kids really well.
On September 8, 1900, the worst hurricane in US history, known as the Galveston Hurricane, obliterated the gulf coast with powerful 120 mile per hour winds that created 20-foot waves, killing thousands. Nobody from Katy died, but the town was destroyed and because lumber was a scarce resource, people would have to tear down destroyed buildings in order to gather all the lumber they could to build new homes and stores.
The residents of Katy worked together to pool their resources and shared everything they had in the way of food, clothing, and basic necessities with those who had lost everything.
The per capita income in Katy was $30,848 as of 2014, which is much higher than the Texas state average of $26,513. Katy’s median household income is $73,006 and that number has grown by over 42 percent since the year 2000. The growth rate of Katy’s median household income is also higher than the state’s rate, which is just over 31 percent.
With 38 primary schools, 13 middle schools, 7 high schools, and 4 alternative schools, Katy Independent School District ranks 199th of 932 Texas school districts, making Katy a great place to educate your children.
In 2016 alone, Katy Independent School District students performed better than 87.2 percent of all other school districts in Texas.
Greatschools.org rates the majority of schools in Katy with a high score of 8-10, making Katy, Texas a wonderful place to live if you have children.
Katy Independent School District has 70,330 students and they spend approximately $7,143 per student each year. The school district offers a reduced price lunch for students, and 29 percent of students receive this lunch.
• Typhoon Texas. Nothing beats the Texas heat like a good water park. Typhoon Texas is a relatively new water park that offers fun for everyone. They have water slides, a wave pool, swimming pools, food, and drinks – you can even host a birthday party at the park. They offer season passes as well.
• KCAM Contemporary Art Museum. This is an arts and culture museum with rotating exhibits that also hosts artists’ talks, and a really neat gift shop for souvenirs.
• Katy Heritage Museum. The Katy Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1979 that works to preserve the historic resources of Katy for future generations to enjoy.
• Katy Market Day. This event is hosted on the third Saturday of every month; it’s a beautiful way to spend some time outdoors exploring various creative vendors offering a variety of products like exotic plants, antiques, jewelry, art, handmade soap, honey, clothes, and so much more.
• Golf Courses. If you’re a golf fan, you can find golf courses located around the Katy, Texas area.
• Jumpstreet. You can get your exercise in and have a blast at this trampoline park.
Katy is filled with entertainment for the whole family, and you can find current activities posted to KatyMagazine.com – the website extension of the city’s magazine. Among these events are:
• Live music at Las Alamedas. Las Alamedas is a restaurant and bar.
• Houston Ride ‘n Shine Car Show. Hosted every month by the GTRBros group, this free car show provides a place for car enthusiasts to gather and show off their pride and joy – and provides fun for the whole family.
• Movies in the Courtyard. Every Saturday evening, family-friendly movies are presented by the Alamo Drafthouse. People bring their own food, or eat at nearby restaurants before heading over to the courtyard with their blankets to relax and be entertained.
• Holiday events like Easter egg hunts for families and strawberry picking.
• Silent auctions to benefit schools.
The median home price in Katy is currently $338,000 with a median closing price of $168,000. Houses in Katy tend to be on the market for less than two months before being sold.
Texas is known for its landlord/owner friendly laws that tend to favor the landlord, and that means you’re well protected if you’re purchasing a property to rent out. If a tenant violates their lease agreement, the law allows for a quick and efficient process to remedy the situation.
For example, if a tenant doesn’t pay their rent or brings a pet on the property against the terms of the lease, the landlord can give a 3-day notice to vacate and does not have to give the tenant options to pay the rent or get rid of the pet.
Pittsburgh used to be one of the fastest growing cities, but Katy has now surpassed Pittsburgh and has been growing at a steady rate of 4-6 percent with 309,556 people as of 2015. In just the last 15 years alone, the population has grown by over 200,000 people.
The economy in Katy is thriving and people are moving from all over to take advantage of job opportunities and great schools. Even businesses are relocating to Katy. This makes Katy one of the best places to own a home in Texas.
Green Residential is a property management company with extensive experience in the Houston area. With over 30 years of experience, we can help you manage your property, no matter where you live. We offer tenant screening, rent collection services, and access to qualified maintenance and repair professionals you can trust.
Contact us today to find out more about our services.