katy: Home Buyers in Katy - What to do when Competing with an All Cash Buyers - 10/23/15 11:40 AM
Home Buyers in Katy - What to do when Competing with All Cash Buyers 
All-cash buyers may have scorned you in the past, and you may be left wondering how you can compete with what appears to be an impossible situation. The good news is that it’s not impossible to defeat them but difficult. Just like with the purchase of any home, it’s very important to be pre-approved for a mortgage and to be working with a competent loan officer.  As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and professional Realtor, I can help you navigate this whole process.
 
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katy: New Guard Dog on Duty| Starting Taxes in Katy - 03/07/15 08:26 AM
New Guard Dog on Duty| Starting Taxes in Katy  
Yolanda posted a blog yesterday concerning our new family member. The picture below is her on guard duty at her new home. Duchess is a very small and petite dog weighing less than 11 pounds. I am afraid to let her be in the backyard alone as we have numerous predatory birds let alone other animals who could grab her very easily. She is very smart and does let us know when something is happening outside. She seems to be trained  to go outside for going potty. She has been here … (18 comments)

katy: New Costco Store to be Built in Katy - 08/03/13 11:23 AM
New Costco Store to be Built in Katy  
Recently the Houston City Council voted to give provide Costco with incentives of over $1 Million to build a new store in Katy. The new store will be built on the southeast corner of the Grand Parkway or Highway 99 and I -10 f intersection off of the feeder road. I really do not understand all the politics going on or how the City of Houston gets involved.The key here in my mind is the convenience of a new Costco store right here in Katy and pretty convenient to all of us … (12 comments)

katy: World of Beer Opens in La Centerra Katy - 08/02/13 11:30 AM
World of Beer Opens in La Centerra Katy  
World of Beer that bills itself as a tavern with a huge collection of available beers which originate from all over the world opened its doors on July 1, 2013 in Katy. This new location‘s  address is 2643 Commercial Center Blvd Katy Texas suite B390. This is World of Beer’s fourth store in Texas and is the 44th location across the country.
 
World of Beers is in the back of the new section of La Centerra and is very close to Bonefish Grill which also opened within the last few … (9 comments)

katy: Friday Night Lights Time again in Katy Texas - 08/31/12 12:39 PM
 
Yes sir it is finally Friday Night Lights Time again in Katy Texas. I have written about High School football in my blogs for several years. There is nothing like Friday Night High School football here in Texas. I am not saying it is not a big deal in other parts of the country. I am saying all over the State of Texas High School football is a huge deal. If you have just moved here or have lived here but had an opportunity to see a game I encourage you to go. It is fun and really cheap entertainment. … (11 comments)

katy: Almost total Disaster turns out very well - 03/12/12 06:11 AM
 
 
Almost total Disaster turns out very well
Have you ever experienced situation where circumstances deteriorated quickly and almost became a total disaster? Friday evening this situation hit me right between the eyes. It was raining extremely hard Friday afternoon and I decided to leave my CPA client’s office early at 4:00 P.M. as the raining was coming down in buckets. As anyone who lives here knows when the rain falls that fast the streets flood rather quickly. My objective was to drive back to Katy as quickly as possible and then stop at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic … (11 comments)

katy: Local Katy area Groups hosting Volunteer Showcase - 02/23/12 09:32 AM
 
 
Local Katy area Groups hosting Volunteer Showcase
 
The Katy YMCA Christian Emphasis Committee is partnering with Compassion Katy to host a unique volunteer event. The event is a showcase featuring numerous non-profit groups that exist in the greater Houston and Katy areas. They will be at a breakfast where all potential individuals, churches and groups who want to volunteer can learn about the showcased non-profit organizations and meet participants representing each of non-profit organizations. The event is being held on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at the Fellowship at Cinco Ranch in the Life Center. The Fellowship at Cinco … (10 comments)

katy: Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) has Resale Shop on Mason Road in Katy Texas - 09/10/11 10:24 AM
 
Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) has Resale Shop on Mason Road in Katy Texas
Katy Christian Ministries is a non-profit organization which provides emergency aid to people living in the Katy, Fulshear/Simonton and West Houston area where the people involved have their individual or family situations changed due to financial crisis, illness, divorce, natural disaster. Therefore, these folks are struggling to make ends meet. KCM brings aid and help to all people of this community regardless of age, sex, religion, or socio-economic status. No one who really needs assistance is denied and the profile of the person or family needing help … (7 comments)

katy: Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) Saving Animals Lives in Katy Texas - 08/22/11 05:05 PM
 
Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) Saving Animals Lives in Katy Texas

The Citizens for Animal Protection has been in business since 1972 and is committed to rescuing, sheltering and placing homeless animals with new owners and preventing animal cruelty. The private organization is a 501(c)(3) charity that helps animals not only in Katy Texas but throughout the entire Houston area. CAP advocates respect and compassion for all animals.

This group is located at 17555 Katy Freeway Houston Texas 77094 and phone is 281-497-0591. Their web site can be accessed here.
They also provide pet education classes; … (4 comments)

katy: Back to School – Sports Calendar Katy ISD Varsity Football District 19 5A - 08/11/11 06:02 PM
 
Back to School – Sports Calendar Katy ISD Varsity Football District 19 5A
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?I know I am and I really can’t wait. My step-son plays on the Seven Lakes Spartans Varsity Football team and he is a linebacker. The Sports Calendar Katy ISD Varsity Football District 19 5A is shown below for this soon to be here season. Fall practice for the Seven Lakes Spartans started this week and I am sure all the other teams in our district have all started practice. This district includes all the Katy ISD high schools plus Memorial … (3 comments)

katy: Real Estate Recovery as Credit Scores Rise in Katy, Texas and Nation - 08/06/11 02:38 PM

Real Estate Recovery as Credit Scores Rise in Katy, Texas and Nation
The good news across the nation is spreading like wild fire. This week Equifax credit reporting bureau disclosed the average credit score rose to 696 during May, 2011. This is the highest average credit score in the last 4 years. Experts state the average credit score is an excellent predictor that banks/lenders will get repaid.
As credit scores rise individual households will have more marginal income to spend as their basic cost of money will go down. Individual household financial condition across the US has improved much faster … (11 comments)

katy: Real Estate Recovery -More Good News for Buyers in Katy, Texas - 08/05/11 02:29 PM
 
Real Estate Recovery – More Good News for Buyers in Katy, Texas
Home Buyers in Katy, Texas are fortunate that right now 63.5 % of available homes are priced at $300, 000 or less. This portends very well for first time home buyers, Seniors who want to retire, families who want to downsize and individuals who have had some financial misfortunes in recent years. Currently per Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) MLS data there are 1,059 homes available in South Katy MLS Area 36. Homes for sale priced less than $200,000 number 314 units or 29.6 % of the available … (13 comments)

katy: Functions of a Title Company in Katy Texas and all of Texas - 07/29/11 03:33 PM
Functions of a Title Company in Katy Texas and all of Texas
I was recently interviewed by a potential client who is not sure yet if she wants to sell her home and move to Katy Texas. She bought her existing home several years ago and has several questions about the whole home buying process. I give all potential clients a booklet when we first meet that describes the home buying process from front to end. My potential client's question was " What is the function or role of the Title Company"? I explained to her a Title Company's role in … (6 comments)

katy: A Document Nightmare without Electronic Signature or DocuSign - 07/28/11 02:52 PM
A Document Nightmare without Electronic Signature or DocuSign
Several years  ( first post I had typo of tears!) ago when I was first starting in the real estate business, I had a buyer client who was moving from out of state to the Katy, Texas area. These folks owned a home in another state and had a contract on the home they owned in the other state. The husband was already working in the Houston area and periodically commuting to his home.
My clients decided to spend about 9 days in the Katy area during August that year to look for homes for … (4 comments)

katy: Discover What the University Houston at Cinco Ranch has to Offer - 07/27/11 01:02 PM
Discover What the University Houston at Cinco Ranch has to Offer  
The University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas is holding an open house Wednesday July 27, from 5 PM till 7 PM. Come to the open house so you can speak directly with advisers about how to start or complete a Degree program in over 30 different types of programs or certificates. Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees are offered in business, education, arts and sciences. University of Houston at Cinco Ranch is located at 4242 S. Mason Road Katy, Texas.  





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katy: American Legion in Katy, Texas Hosts " Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social - 07/25/11 05:49 PM
American Legion in Katy, Texas Hosts " Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social" on Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Katy Elks Lodge 2628 located at 1050 Katy-Fort Bend Road Katy, Texas. The American Legion is the largest Veterans organization in the world.   Jonathan D. Rozier American Legion Post 164 started its yearly ice cream social back in 2005 and this is its seventh anniversary of this event. The cost to attend is $6.00 per person with children under age 6 $3.00. Seconds can be obtained for $3.00 per person. Proceeds will go to help support the many community service projects that … (4 comments)

katy: Why Did No One Disclose a Registered Sex Offender Lives a Few Homes Away from Us? - 07/19/11 05:01 PM
Why Did No One Disclose a Registered Sex Offender Lives a Few Homes Away from Us?  
I received an E-mail from a client a few days ago who had changed jobs and E-Mail addresses while I had changed brokers and E-mail addresses. He had trouble finding me but through Facebook found my new E-Mail account. This is off the point of this blog but If you have not read Dan Edward Phillips  recent blog titled “ Don’t Change Your E-Mail Address” I recommend that you should read it as it is excellent advice.
My client had referred me to what is … (5 comments)

katy: Children's Summer Program in Katy Texas to Feature Ferrets - 07/18/11 03:26 PM
Children's Summer Program in Katy Texas to Feature Ferrets - The Katy Branch Library will have a Ferret Fun day on July 19, 2011 from 2 PM till 4 PM. As part of their summer learning program, children will be allowed to see up close several Ferrets. These animals supposedly make great pets ( I prefer dogs myself) and kids will learn all about having a ferret as a pet.
All attendees need a ticket and are available one day prior to the event. I advise going to the library early before the program and  find to the information desk to ask … (7 comments)

katy: If Moving to Katy, Texas this Year don't Forget Your Pets. - 07/17/11 08:02 PM
If Moving to Katy, Texas this Year don't Forget Your Pets. I have several clients who are movingfrom out of town to Katy, Texas this year and I want to send them a link about planning that needs to be done for their pets. Many families consider one or more of their pets to be family members.As with all of the moving process you and your family need to write a short plan as to how the pets will be handled.
Here are some items to consider for your pet moving plan:
* Check the shot record and medical records of … (7 comments)

katy: Fun, Fair, Positive Youth Soccer Registration is now open In Katy. Texas - 07/16/11 07:39 PM
Fun, Fair, Positive Youth Soccer Registration is now open In Katy.Texas. This is a league for boysand girls aged 4 to 18. Registration is going on right now for the fall season.
Fair, Fun, positive Soccer is unique in its approach as the league offers all participants equal playing time, opportunities to play every position. The teams are co-ed and balanced. The coaching is geared to be totally POSITIVE. The registration closes on September 21, 2011.
The league plays its games at George Bush park which is located on Westheimer Parkway east of Fry.
The cost per player is reduced to $85 if you … (5 comments)

 
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