katy tx: Spring Cleaning of Blog Posts in Katy TX - 03/31/17 02:08 PM
Spring Cleaning of Blog Posts in Katy TX 
Debbie Laity  who is an agent with Cedaredge Land Company created a March 2017 Challenge requiring participants to go back and clean-up prior posts. I started in Activerain back in 2007 but I did not really get going with writing regular posts until around May 2011. I decided the early posts were so terrible it would be depressing plus tortious to go back and reread and modify these horrible posts.
 
I took the scatter gun approach of looking for recent posts where I was confident I could make improvements fairly ( or so I … (17 comments)

katy tx: The Three Brands I Trust in Katy TX - 03/30/17 01:02 PM
The Three Brands I Trust in Katy TX 
Our friends Ron and Alexandra Seigel  created a challenge for March to write a post concerning the 3 brands which we trust. My picks for brands to trust already changed as the days in March passed on. I think like many of us the list is changing as time goes on.
 
My list might have a couple of surprises as some folks may say Really! My 3 brands I trust are as follows:
 
Brooks Athletic Shoes/ RoadRunner Sports - I use to be a runner but hip replacement surgery over 6 years ago ended my … (17 comments)

katy tx: Working on Federal Taxes in Katy TX - 03/12/17 01:46 PM
Working on Federal Taxes in Katy TX 
This weekend has found me working on our Federal Taxes so we can file for an extension.It takes me some additional time to put together the Real Estate data and expenses. I always file for an extension once I have inputted all the other data in Intuit Proseries tax software. Free plug for the software but customer service with this group not so much.. I will leave that to another post.
 
If you to file an extension, Form 4868 needs to be filed with the IRS by April 18, 2017 which is the due date … (11 comments)

katy tx: Wonder Why Katy/Houston has a Huge Homeless/Lost Pet Population? Hmmm.. - 03/10/17 01:20 PM
Wonder Why Katy/Houston has a Huge Homeless/Lost Pet Population? Hmmm..

The entire Houston metropolitan area has a huge problem of a large population of lost or abandoned and/or homeless dogs and cats. Last year I heard two different TV stations state there are over 1 million dogs roaming the streets of metropolitan Houston let alone the number of cats on the streets.
 
Every day I see several internet posts concerning lost dogs or cats. Sometimes these pets are found and returned to their owners but in my experience this does not happen all that often. This week I encountered an experience … (15 comments)

katy tx: Sunday March 12, 2017 Spring Forward Plus Spring 2017 To Do Items - 03/09/17 01:15 PM
Sunday March 12, 2017 Spring Forward  Plus Spring 2017 To Do Items 
As most of us know but tend to forget, we need to spring forward on Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 A.M. and turn our timepieces forward one hour. I like to remind folks early as there are many planners who might not remember and this can cause havoc. It is always easy to remember the time change if you think about spring forward and fall back when it comes to setting the time.
There are several essential things most of us should schedule time to do to coincide with the … (16 comments)

katy tx: Sick Yesterday in Katy TX - 03/05/17 11:32 AM
Sick Yesterday in Katy TX 
Yesterday afternoon I became sick all of sudden. We were scheduled to go to dinner with my son, his fiancee, future step granddaughter and my sons future in inlaws . We had to cancel as whatever hit me did not go away quickly. I still do not feel that good today. We were going to have dinner at a highly rated South African restaurant located in northwest Houston.
 
I always say it is better to live to fight or enjoy on another day than it is to push any attempt at something when things are not right. … (17 comments)

katy tx: Almost Wordless Wednesday - Aquarium Pictures - 03/01/17 01:31 PM
Almost Wordless Wednesday - Aquarium PicturesEarlier this year we visited an aquarium and the below pictures were taken there. I really like the colors and the sea life. The ocean is a very complex life system without question.




If you or someone you know are looking for or are in need of a home in Grand Lakes, Katy, Sugar Land or Cypress TX area REALTOR® to help you with the purchase or sale or lease of a home please contact me as you will not be disappointed. I am positive if you interview me you will be very happy. I am a … (27 comments)

katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Our Pup Enjoying a Leisurely Sunday Morning - 02/26/17 10:33 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Our Pup Enjoying a Leisurely Sunday Morning 
Our little pup Miss Duchess is a family dog and she loves to hang out with us. Below she is shown enjoying a leisurely Sunday morning cup of coffee while checking her Email plus pictures on my laptop here in Katy TX. Sitting in my spot or Miss Yolanda's spot at or breakfast room table is one of her favorite things to do when we are home. She makes us laugh every day. Small dog with a huge personality.
 

 
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katy tx: Don’t Let Student Loans Stop You from Buying a Home - 02/24/17 12:53 PM
Don’t Let Student Loans Stop You from Buying a Home 
Buying a home is considered by many, to be an integral part of the American dream.
 
But what happens if you have student loans, that means that you aren’t financially capable of buying a home, right? WRONG. Student loans may affect your monthly budget, but there are mortgages available for those with student loans. You still can qualify for a mortgage loan.  
 
Please take the time to read the linked article shown below as it does a very good job of providing needed information.  
 
Want to learn more? I am an Accredited Buyer’s … (14 comments)

katy tx: Katy ISD Virtual School Registration is Open - 02/20/17 01:24 PM
Katy ISD Virtual School Registration is Open 
Katy ISD has created a virtual school and registration is now open for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Katy ISD District feels online learning is an essential segment of today’s learning environment. Online courses can provide students with an opportunity to acquire required school credit from anywhere and at time the student is availble to learn. Online education is in high demand and is a very cost effective method to provide students with instruction.
 
All online courses are aligned with Katy ISD curriculum and are taught by Katy ISD teachers. The key is … (11 comments)

katy tx: Excel Series at Cinco Ranch Branch Library - 02/10/17 01:34 PM
Excel Series at Cinco Ranch Branch Library 
The Cinco Ranch Ranch Branch Library which is part of the Fort Bend County TX library system and which is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd Katy TX 77494 is offering a Microsoft 2010 Excel series of no charge classes during February 2017. I use Excel all the time but I can tell you there is always something new to learn and improve your skill set.
 
On Thursday February 16, 2017 MS Excel Intermediate is being presented and it starts at 10 AM. If you are a beginner this is not the class for you … (13 comments)

katy tx: Picturesque Neighborhood Scenery - Katy TX - 02/08/17 11:06 AM
Picturesque Neighborhood Scenery - Katy TX 
Katy Tx and the surrounding unincorporated areas have numerous neighborhoods where residents can enjoy picturesque scenery when they walk, run, drive through or ride a bike in the neighborhood.  These neighborhoods have numerous amenities available to residents which usually include swimming pools, hike/walking trails, putting greens, dog parks, man made lakes, parks, green areas  plus several other attractions.
 
 
If you are looking for a great place to live in a family and  a pet friendly neighborhood contact me and let us get started finding your dream home in Katy or the surrounding areas as there are … (14 comments)

katy tx: Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) Owl Prowl and Coyote Howl - 02/06/17 10:33 AM
Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC)  Owl Prowl and Coyote Howl 
KPS Indiangrass Preserve
31950 Herbert Road
Waller TX. 77484
 
The Katy Prairie Conservancy ( KPC) is hosting on Sunday February 12, 2017 a special evening program out in the prairie in the greater Katy area. Participants will search for prairie night predators such as the owls and coyotes. How cool is that. Pretty cool I think! I Sorry kids but this program is meant for adults.
 
 
The cost is $50 per person. The night will start with a short talk followed and then Master naturalist and Bird Guide Glenn Olsen will take the whole group out in … (11 comments)

katy tx: Passport Fair in Katy TX - 02/03/17 12:14 PM
Passport Fair in Katy TX 
On Saturday February 4, 2017 Annie Rebecca Elliott, Fort Bend County District Clerk, is holding a unique Passport Fair. This is a community service and its main purpose is to make it easier and more convenient to apply for a US Passport. The fair starts at 8 AM and lasts until Noon.
 
This Fair is being held at the Fort Bend County North Annex which is located at 22333 Grand Corner Drive, Suite 105 Katy TX 77494. Appointments are NOT being accepted as this is on a walkin basis only.. All applicants have to appear in person.
 
If … (15 comments)

katy tx: Super Bowl Fun Weekend in Katy TX - 02/02/17 12:33 PM
Super Bowl Fun Weekend in Katy TX 
Several organizations are teaming up to host a fun Super Bowl weekend in Katy TX. These groups include The City of Katy; The Rotary Club of Katy; Katy ISD; Celebrity Sweat; No Label Brewing and Typhoon Texas.
 
A Taste of Katy Chili Bowl plus tailgate activities will start the festivities on Saturday February 4, 2017 from 9 AM until noon. This will be held in Visitors parking lot at Rhodes Stadium in old or historic Katy. This is a no charge event but raffle tickets will be on sale.
 
Following the Katy Chili Bowl is a … (21 comments)

katy tx: Happy Chinese New Year from Katy TX. - 01/29/17 11:00 AM
Happy Chinese New Year from Katy TX. 
Happy and Healthy Chinese New Year to everyone and this is the year of Rooster. Folks born in the Year of the Rooster are very trustworthy. They work very well on a schedule and are excellent workers/employees. These folks are said to be active, resourceful, observant, talented and courageous. These are all excellent traits. These folks have self confidence and enjoy being in the spotlight.
 
If you have questions about the Katy Real Estate or Cypress  markets or any other surrounding area call me and let's get started finding you and your family a home. … (9 comments)

katy tx: Spring Katy Home and Garden Show January 28 - 29, 2017 - 01/27/17 02:24 PM
Spring Katy Home and Garden Show January 28 - 29, 2017 
The Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion will be the home to the Spring Katy Home & Garden Show on Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29, 2017. There will be over 300 different exhibits in both buildings in two buildings covering 2 floors . The show will include exhibits covering home improvement, remodeling, decorating, windows, kitchens & baths, heating & cooling, flooring, granite, home theater, siding, pools & spa’s, home decor, sealing products, blinds & shutters  and landscaping themes. This is the 11TH annual holding of this fine show.
 
The Merrell Center … (14 comments)

katy tx: Permanent Attractions in Katy TX - 01/26/17 02:59 PM
Permanent Attractions in Katy TX 
Katy TX does not have a lot of permanent attractions to choose from but there are a few as shown below:
 
Railroad Park and Tourist Center -
 
The Railroad Park and Tourist Center is located at 5615 First Street Katy TX in the downtown area of Historic Katy TX. This downtown park is called a pocket park and is home to the Historic Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Depot. This Depot has been restored as it serves as a Information and Tourist Center. Visitors to Katy TX can obtain maps, brochures and information about Katy and the surroundings areas at the … (14 comments)

katy tx: Seven Meadows Katy TX Real Estate - Definite Source - 01/24/17 12:30 PM
Seven Meadows Katy TX Real Estate - Definite Source
 
 
Seven Meadows in Katy TX Real Estate is another master planned community in the Katy real estate market. Seven Meadows was developed by Newland Community who is the same developer as Cinco Ranch. Seven Meadows has no new construction and has been totally built out for several years. The neighborhood is located off of Fry Road just west of Highway 99 or Grand Parkway and the main road into the complex is the first left with a stoplight after the HEB shopping center which is also on the left hand side of the … (12 comments)

katy tx: Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX - Family Oriented Neighborhood - 01/23/17 11:35 AM
Pine Mill Ranch Katy TX - Family Oriented Neighborhood    Pine Mill Ranch Location 
 
Pine Mill Ranch is a Master Planned community situated on 585 acres of land located in the western section of South Katy being it is south of I-10. I personally believe this subdivision is one of those gem of a neighborhood. Pine Mill Ranch main entrance  is located on off of Spring Green Road right and north of Falcon Landing across from Silver Ranch.
 
Pine Mill Ranch like numerous other Katy neighborhoods is physically located in an unincorporated area which all have Katy mailing address. The beauty of living … (13 comments)

 
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