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The purpose of my blog is to provide folks with information nad market reports concerning Katy and surrounding areas as far as homes for sale, neighborhoods, local events, events in Houston, new business, new and existing stores, cultural happenings, things to do, schools, hospital, etc.



I have polled numerous folks lately about business in general in this country and the one item where all parties appear to agree to is that both Big or Small business seems to have lost their basic understanding of plain old business Common Sense. I also believe that in general real estate agents...
 On Saturday December 18, 2010 The Katy Market Days will host an "Old Fashioned Christmas in Old Katy" event. Actual snow will be delivered around 1 PM. The Christmas festival will run beginning at 10:00 AM and last until 6:00 PM. Please see the above link to google map as it will be held on Aven...
KatyHomeFinder - Do you Like Music and/or Jazz and Want to Have Some Fun?   I think all of you out there could use some fun in their lives as people these days appear to be so serious most of the time. Mindi Abair is very accomplished jazz musician and she has released several excellent jazz CD's...
The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce  and LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch are hosting a Home for the Holidays celebration on Saturday November 20, from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM.  LaCenterra is located in Cinco Ranch Heritage Square, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd in Katy Texas.  There will be musically performances ...
The Grand Lakes Community Center Annual Meeting of Members will be held on December 9, 2010 at Beckendorf Jr. High School in the cafeteria at 7:00 PM. Beckendorf Jr. High School is located at 8200  S. Fry Road Katy, TX. 77494 and phone is 281-237-8800 for directions only. The business to be cover...
Earlier this year I received several E-mails regarding a new transfer tax on the sale of Real Estate. A few of these E-mails said transfer tax existed and was on all real estate transactions and others claimed that the tax did not exist. One E-Mail from a real estate related company first stated ...
I primarily am a Buyer Representative as currently my time constraints prevent me from doing anything additional other than representing buyers.  I find many buyers make classic mistakes and this is part 1 of my series which discusses these mistakes. The mistakes are not in some order of importan...
More good news for the Medical Center West is that The Methodist Hospital System will open its new beautiful facility during December 2010 named Methodist West Houston Hospital. This facility is located just west of Barkers Cypress on the I-10 Feeder road. The facility is close to all of West Hou...
I tell all my buyers that when they are currently buying a home, they also have to think about selling that same home some day in the future. I believe the average number of years a someone lives in their home in the US is about 4-5 years. Here are my top 10 factors that have a significant impact...
Thank all of you out there who voted on November 2, 2010 in favor of the KISD bond issuance. The bond package was passed but by a fairly small margin. I am not sure what everyone who voted against this package was thinking or how they would grapple with a school system that is exploding with grow...

Robert Bob Gilbert

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