katy tx: March 2016 - South West International ( In-Water) Boat Show - 03/18/16 06:29 AM
March 2016 - South West International ( In-Water) Boat Show  
The South West International Boat show is being held at South Shore Harbour Marina starting on Thursday March 17, 2016 ( I know I am late with this post) and lasting through Sunday March 20, 2016. The show is in the water and Promoters are stating this is the largest in-water Boat Show of both power and sailboats in the southwest. The show includes a mixture of brand new boats and pre-owned boats. South Shore Harbour is located on Clear Lake and features both freshwater and saltwater boats. These boats are … (19 comments)

katy tx: Baker Street Pub Katy Hosts St. Patrick's Day Bash - 03/17/16 06:58 AM
Baker Street Pub Katy Hosts St. Patrick's Day Bash
 
Baker Street Pub which is located in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch will host its its annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash. The celebration will be held on St. Patrick’s Day which is today March 17, 2016.The party starts at 6 PM. It is a good thing tomorrow is Friday!
 
Baker Street Pub is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Katy Texas 77494 and is located in the back of the LaCenterra complex right off of Commercial Center Blvd.  If you find Panera Bread in LaCenterra, Baker Street is in the building behind the parking … (14 comments)

katy tx: Almost Wordless Wednesday - Santa Barbara CA - 03/16/16 05:29 AM
Almost Wordless Wednesday - Santa Barbara CA 
Today I got a very nice surprise as Ron and Alexandra Seigel called to inquiry about Yolanda's dad. Her dad is in the hospital once again and will probably have to have additional surgery. He has to endure dialysis 3 times each week. There is an issue with the portal which should be used for the dialysis treatment. Yolanda is under a huge amount of stress to say the least. Her dad is 84 years old. and lives with us here in Grand Lakes Katy TX.
 
It was a very nice surprise to hear from Seigel’s. … (17 comments)

katy tx: Hiring for Summer Jobs Available at Typhoon Texas, Katy,TX - 03/15/16 05:16 AM
Hiring for Summer Jobs Available at Typhoon Texas, Katy,TX 
Typhoon Texas is a brand new Water Park being built close to Katy Mills Mall in Katy TX. The park will open for its first summer season on May 28, 2016. Right now this group is looking for 800 seasonal (summer jobs). These positions cover a wide range of duties. Applications can be filled out online and can be found here. The Park will be open daily from 10:30 AM until 6 PM and this will continue until Labor Day.
 
The positions include water safety, food and beverages, guest relations, programming, park services, … (16 comments)

katy tx: Home Buyers: Closing Cost Negotiation - 03/11/16 04:03 AM
 

Home Buyers: Closing Cost Negotiation
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katy tx: Almost Wordless Wednesday - Duchess has been part of Family for One Year - 03/09/16 03:21 AM
Almost Wordless Wednesday - Duchess has been part of Family for One Year 
 
Last week marked the one year anniversary of when Duchess arrived in our Katy TX home. She was a tiny, scared, underfed and frail dog when she arrived. My step-son found her running along a busy street in another part of Houston with no collar, tags, chip.. Nothing. She was dumped. We decided to celebrate her Birthday last week as we obviously have no idea when her day is supposed to be.
 
The day she arrived when I saw her that evening I told Yolanda I was under impressed. … (17 comments)

katy tx: 2016 - Katy Mills Mall Katy TX Hosts Easter Bunny - 03/08/16 03:47 AM
2016 - Katy Mills Mall Katy TX Hosts Easter BunnyThe Easter Bunny is available every day at Katy Mills Mall in Katy and departs after Saturday March 26, 2016. Easter Bunny is available for picture taking but there are fees. He is located inside the Mall by the food court at Bunny Hop Court near American Eagle Outfitters in Neighborhood 6.
 
Katy Mills Mall has over 175 stores to chose from and is located at 5000 Katy Mills Circle Katy TX. If you want information call 281-644-5000 ( Guest Services) or go online to this site.


The Bunny hours are Monday through Thursday … (14 comments)

katy tx: Spring Forward on Sunday March 13, 2016 Plus Spring To Do Items - 03/07/16 03:51 AM
Spring Forward on Sunday March 13, 2016  Plus Spring  To Do Items 
As most of us know but tend to forget, we need to spring forward on March 13, 2016 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. 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.
 
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There are several essential things most of us should schedule time to … (17 comments)

katy tx: KVPAC Hosts Arts for All Family Festival 2016 - 03/04/16 04:24 AM
KVPAC Hosts Arts for All Family Festival 2016 
 
The Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) is hosting an” Arts for All” family festival on Saturday March 5, 2016. The festival is being held at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch which is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Katy, Texas and the festival begins at 10AM and lasts until 3PM. It will physically be presented in the main square in the center close to Las Alamedas restaurant. The festival is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend. This is the Twelfth (12) Annual Family Festival. Everyone should anticipate a fairly large … (8 comments)

katy tx: Leap Year/ Leap Day Quick Information - 02/29/16 03:54 AM
Leap Year/ Leap Day Quick Information

As we all know Leap Year occurs every 4 years where the month of February has an added day. Here are some quick Leap Year/Day tidbits and factoids.
 
A normal solar year is 365 days, 48 minutes and 44 seconds or slightly longer than our 365 day. Leap day arises as the Gregorian calendar falls slightly short of a solar year.
 
Ancient Romans used a 10 month calendar and winter had zero months. Around 713 BC a King realized this fact and added two months being January and February. Romans also thought any month with an odd number … (17 comments)

katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Trip Pictures - 02/28/16 02:54 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Trip Pictures 
 
 
 
 
Above are just few pictures from our recent trip. Yolanda has already posted some of the pictures.
 
If you are looking for a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood and want/need a local Katy Real Estate Expert contact me and let us get started on your journey to living the luxurious dream in Katy TX. Katy also has excellent schools plus has something of interest for virtually for everyone.
 
Almost Speechless Sunday - Trip Pictures 
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katy tx: Home Buyers - Pay Cash or Finance a Home Purchase in Katy TX ? - 02/26/16 04:09 AM
Home Buyers - Pay Cash or Finance a Home Purchase in Katy TX ?  
When you’re ready to buy a home, you have some options when it comes to how you’re going to pay for it. Paying cash means that you don’t have to wait to be approved for a mortgage, and in a competitive market, a cash deal could help you be the preferred buyer in a transaction. However, it also is risky to commit that amount of money, which could drain your savings and leave you with no cash backup in case of some emergency situation.
 
Mortgage rates are … (11 comments)

katy tx: Houston Methodist West Hospital - Screening for Colon Cancer - 02/25/16 03:33 AM
Houston Methodist West Hospital - Screening for Colon Cancer 
Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston TX 77094
832-522-1000
Barker Cypress exit off of Interstate I-10 - Close by to Katy TX and surrounding areas.
 
It is currently estimated one person out of every twenty here in the USA will be diagnosed with Colon Cancer! This is a staggering statistic as Colon Cancer can be prevented with periodic screening.
 
Houston Methodist West is hosting a no charge Colorectal Cancer Screening seminar Thursday March 3, 2016. Attendees will learn about who is at risk, the diagnosis and treatment of Colon Cancer. Seminar will discuss the options available … (9 comments)

katy tx: No Label Brewery Katy Hosts ”Yoga & Hop” - 02/23/16 04:24 AM
No Label Brewery Katy Hosts ”Yoga & Hop” No Label Brewery in Old Katy is hosting an event every Thursday which is titled “Yoga & Hop”. This Thursday February 25, 2016 will be the next opportunity for folks to attend this unique combination of Yoga and Beer. The fun begins at 6:30 PM.  


Yoga & Hop will feature a one hour Yoga class inside the Brewery. Once the class is over, all participants can grab a pint glass of beer and enjoy their excellent brew. The cost is $20 per person and includes the class, 3 pints of beer and a … (16 comments)

katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Sunsets Katy TX - 02/21/16 01:58 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Sunsets Katy TX


 


If you are looking for a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood and want/need a local Katy Real Estate Expert contact me and let us get started on your journey to living the luxurious dream in Katy TX. Katy also has excellent schools plus has something of interest for virtually for everyone.
 
Almost Speechless Sunday - Sunsets Katy TX

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katy tx: Head Cold Here in Katy TX Today - 02/20/16 05:52 AM
Head Cold Here in Katy TX Today 
It has been a stressful week here in Katy TX with our car getting nailed and me contracting a head cold which has made feel sick for the last 3 days and counting. I would have been working out on Thursday morning when the car incident occurred if it was not for this head cold and feeling very sick. Sometimes I get home just about the time of the morning when this young women came barrelling down our street.
 
I am taking the positive thought course of this situation thinking I could have been part … (20 comments)

katy tx: World Theater Katy Hosts Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra - 02/16/16 04:20 AM
World Theater Katy Hosts Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra 
Who said Katy TX does not have cultural events? The brand New World Theater in Katy is hosting The Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra On Thursday February 18 and Friday February 19, 2016.  Both performances begin at 8 PM. The Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra is composed of very talented professional musicians who play original Jazz music using a combination of Ancient Chinese and Western musical instruments.
 
The two performances mentioned above will be the World Premiere  of the Golden Buddha Jazz Orchestra and it takes place right here in Katy TX.  during the season of … (16 comments)

katy tx: Want to Work for Yourself ? - 2016 Franchise Expo South - 02/09/16 03:46 AM
Want to Work for Yourself ? - 2016 Franchise Expo South 
What: The 2016 Franchise Expo South will be held on Thursday February 11 thru Saturday February 13, 2016.
 
Where: The Expo is being held at NRG Center located at One Reliant Park, Hall B Houston TX. 77054 832-667-1400
 
Times: Thursday and Friday 10 AM till 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM till 4 PM.
Ticket price: Check online as it depends and parking is $12 per vehicle and is cash only. (note parking fees are subject to change)
 
Registration is necessary and can be done here:
 
This event is an excellent means for all … (18 comments)

katy tx: Bob Gilbert Real Estate Newsletter Jan 2016 - 02/08/16 03:23 AM
Below is my most current newsletter and this is the first time I have posted this as a blog/article. 
 
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for folks with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends January 2016 Newsletter http://bobgilbert.housingtrendsenewsletter.com The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. Housing Trends eNewsletter … (17 comments)

katy tx: Almost Speechless Sunday - Early Spring or Faux Spring in Katy, TX - 02/07/16 03:53 AM
Almost Speechless Sunday - Early Spring or Faux Spring in Katy, TX 
 
We have had some beautiful weather this weekend and last weekend. Some morning’s the temperatures dropped into the mid 30’s. Here are couple pictures I took in Grand Lakes this morning. I think we are still in going to experience some cold weather with rain before Spring arrives. This is a faux Spring indication here in Katy. TX. I think.
 
If you are looking for a family friendly oriented and pet friendly neighborhood and want local Katy Real
Estate Expert contact me and let us get started on your journey to … (24 comments)

 
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