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KATY HOME FINDER; KATY4U: US MEN'S SOCCER TEAM PLAYS IN ROUND OF 16 ON JUNE 26, 2010 AT 2:30 PM EDT - 06/25/10 05:16 PM
All of you who watched the US beat Algeria 1-0 the other day had a special treat in my opinion. What a special game and how about that US goal in 91 st minute of play!!! Talk about an exciting game. The US during entire second half had one wave after another of offensive surges and Algeria had a few quick counterattacks that made this game really exciting. Once again the US was robbed by a bad offsides call during the first half but they rose above the nonsense ( political?) and won the game. Even if you don't follow soccer you can (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER: US MEN'S WORLD CUP SOCCER PLAYS HUGE GAME ON 6/23/2010 - 06/22/10 06:06 PM
Well Soccer fans this is just what we have been waiting for as the US Men's Team plays Algeria tomorrow at 9:30 EDT and 8:30 CST for an opportunity to advance out of Group play and advance to the quarterfinals. Yes I know the US Team got robbed by that terrible ref who called a foul on the goal scoring set piece that would have been the winning goal against Slovenia. We all saw it several times but GET over it. If the US wins tomorrow we advance it is as simple as that .. Just Win Baby!!! If we tie it becomes complicated and (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER: THE BEST BBQ IN TEXAS - SWINGING DOOR RESTAURANT RICHMOND, TX - 06/20/10 06:36 PM
Earlier today I wrote a blog about last minute Dad's day gifts. One of the items I mentioned is to take him out to his favorite restaurant. I am walking the walk as we have ordered Swinging Door BBQ for Father's Day Dinner and I just came back from picking it up. We love being in our own home here in Katy, TX and the convenience of having anything a person wants easily accessible including great BBQ. That is why many times we stay home in our home so we can enjoy it. I grew up in the north but I (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER : NEED LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFT? - 06/20/10 02:41 PM
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads or surrogate Dads that are out there. If you are sitting there and have not found a gift or taken the time to get poor Dad a gift here are few of my quick suggestions: 1) If Dad lives out of town try something really novel these days... Call him on the phone and have a real conversation. Forget the text message. Dad's love to speak to their children especially when Dad knows the child is not staring at a phone or a PC and texting or social networking with all of their friends. On Mother's (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER: NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE TOP 1,600 HIGH SCHOOLS IN US - FORT BEND ISD - 06/19/10 04:00 PM
My main market area is the Katy market but I also cover the Sugarland and surrounding areas which is in the Fort Bend Independent School District. My previous blog about the top 1,600 High Schools concentrated on the Katy ISD which has 4 schools in the Newsweek list. Even more impressive is that Fort Bend ISD has 5 high schools in the list of the best high schools in the US. The data used is from 2009 and only approximate 6% or 96 schools are public and not private schools. Sugarland Clements High school was the highest rated Fort Bend School at (0 comments)
KATY HOMEFINDER: NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE TOP 1,600 HIGH SCHOOLS IN USA - 06/18/10 12:22 PM
Every year Newsweek Magazine releases its list of the top 1,600 High Schools across the entire United States. Only 6% or 96 schools of the named group are public schools with the 94% majority being private schools. The schools are ranked and chosen by using Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge test results as compared to the number of graduating seniors. The data for this years' list is from 2009. Katy Independent School District once again had 4 schools make the Newsweek list and it is the same schools this year as last year. Cinco Ranch High School was ranked number 478 this year and this was (0 comments)
REMEMBER FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER STARTS JUNE 11 - 06/10/10 01:29 PM
Sports fans across theworld can not wait any longer as the FIFA World Cup Soccer starts tomorrow morning with the host nation South Africa taking on Mexico. I personally LOVE soccer. I have had the pleasure to have personally attended easily more than 1,000 soccer games during my life time. Most of those games involved my children or step-children playing in a e game. I was lucky enough to be able to attend one World Cup game in Dallas back in the 1990's when the US was the host nation. Sweden played Ethiopia and beat them in a close game. Sweden came in third (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER: LEASING A HOME IN KATY, TX OR THE SURROUNDING AREA - 06/08/10 04:56 PM
The rental home market in Katy and the surrounding area is a Seller's Market and has been for many months if not years. Owners/Landlords do not particularly like animals especially big dogs to be an additional occupant. A candidate to rent a home will have to completely fill out a 4 page application created by the Texas Association of Realtors ( TAR) titled Residential Lease Application. This document has to be completed for each adult that will occupy the home. The fourth page of this application is an Authorization to release Information related to a Residential Lease Candidate where the candidate (0 comments)
DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES KATY TX ADDS NEW SALES COUNSELOR - 06/04/10 05:26 PM
Team Dever is very happy that David Weekley Homes in Houston has added Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert to their sales staff. Yolanda is an excellent and successful sales person who will add value to the David Weekley Team. Yolanda has several years of experience selling new homes for another major builder and she has extensive financial management experience in the energy business. She will be in the Silver Ranch neighborhood located in Katy, TX. David Weekley is a new builder for the Silver Ranch development and Yolanda will be selling what is new product line for David Weekley. David Weekley Homes is one of the best if not the (0 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER : HURRICANE SUPPLY KIT FOR GULF COAST RESIDENTS - 06/04/10 04:18 PM
On behalf of Team Dever and all of the other realtors at Prudential Gary Greene, we sincerely hope that NOT ONE hurricane finds its' way near our gulf coast shores this year or in the future. The hurricane season is upon us, so it is best to be prepared before an event is even on the radar screen. We hope you'll stock up on this list of supplies so, come what may, you and your family remain as safe and comfortable as possible.
The Hurricane Supply Kit consists of: You will need provisions to carry you through a wek or more after (6 comments)
KATY HOME FINDER : Silver Ranch a Master Planned Community in Katy, TX - 06/04/10 03:19 PM
Our next review of neighborhoods in the Katy and surrounding area brings us to Silver Ranch. Silver Ranch a fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy. Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to (0 comments)
KATY TEXAS - INTERESTED IN BUYING A FORECLOSURE, SHORT SALE OR REO? - 06/04/10 01:11 PM
Unfortunately distressed sales are a sad fact of the current real estate market. No one wants to see a homeowner lose their home but all of these properties also present unique opportunities for buyers. A buyer needs to determine in adavnce whether they are a candidate for such a purchase and it is important for a buyer to learn as much as possible about thses types of properties and to work with qualified buyer's representative who can guide you through the process of these very complex deals. Foreclosure can be looked as a process with specific buying opportunities at each stage. Stage 1 (0 comments)
ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY, BUILD OR REMODEL A HOME in Houston TX? - 06/04/10 01:05 PM
Mark your calendars for June 12 and June 13, 2010 as the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) will be hosting the 18 annual New Home and Remodeling show at Reliant Center. Show hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM to 6 PM on Sunday. Tickets are $9.00 for all adults ( ages 13 and up), $7.00 for seniors 65 & up while kids 12 and younger are admitted free.Tickets will be sold at the Reliant Center ticket windows on the day of the show. Look for Reliant Center Hall D ticket window. Parking is $8.00 per (0 comments)
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