dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Six "Worth the Price" to do's BEFORE listing Your House For Sale. By Dale Ross, Katy, Texas - 07/26/11 09:05 AM
When preparing your house for the market, there are some fix-ups that cost a lot if you do them and some that will cost you a lot if you don’t. While some of these items are not inexpensive, the return you will realize will be more than the cost of the fix-up.
1.       Staging – The aesthetic preparation to enhance the emotional feeling of your house. Buyers buy on emotion then logic. When they FEEL your house is for them, then they will use logic to either enforce or eliminate that feeling. Staging usually costs about $300. It has been proven … (1 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Another Way I Lost a Listing - 06/22/11 09:07 AM
Ok, I go on about 110 listing appointments per year and get about 73% of them. Some of them I decline and some of them list with a higher promised price, and then some sellers just don't like my style. But last week, I lost one for the first time for this reason.
The other agent actually agreed to donate 8 hours of their time to help the seller physically move out of the house after it sells. I have been upstaged! I coud not help chuckling audibly when the seller informed me of their decision to go with that agent. 8 hours of my time is … (3 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Schools OUT! - 06/03/11 04:18 AM
Congratulations to all Katy ISD Graduates! 
It's the sweet summertime in Katy, Texas and one of the best places to be in June is one of the many splash pads.  While many subdivisions such as Cinco Ranch, Westheimer Lakes and Pine Mill, offer splash pads as part of their amenities you can also get out and about in the area by visiting:
Cullen Park- located at 19008 Saums Road offers a splash "pad", playground equipment, walking and bike trails. 
Nottingham Park  near Nottingham Country subdivisions offers a splash park, area for Frisbee golf, walking trail, and new playground equipment. 
Visit LaCenterra … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: School is OUT in Katy Texas. - 05/27/11 03:37 AM
School is Out! June Events in Katy, Texas
Schools out, schools, out, well we all know this song and all its variations.  Starting June 3 school is out for the Katy Independent School District, and the first weekend in June celebrates some exciting graduation events.
June 3 Mayde Creek High School Graduation
June 4 Morton Ranch,  Taylor, and Katy High Schools Graduation
June 5 Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch High School Graduation. 
With school out you may be looking for ways to keep your children entertained and safe.  The Katy area offers a variety of summer camps, vacation bible schools, summer … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Why You MUST Protest Your Property Taxes Every Year. - 04/25/11 06:09 AM
The time of year to protest your property taxes is upon us again. Remember, you should protest your property taxes every year whether or not your assessed value increases, decreases or stays the same. If you do not protest them every year, the taxing authority can raise your assessed value by up to 30% in a single year going back three years if you did not protest any of those three years (10% per year increase for every year a protest was not registered and your assessment was not increased). Why protest every year?...Even if your protest is unsuccessful, it counts … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: April Calendar Events in Katy: E is for Easter and Earth Day - 04/05/11 07:30 AM
Join the Cinco Ranch High School at Cougar Stadium, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd. on April 9th at 9 a.m. at The Cinco Ranch High School class of 2012 will host a walk-a-thon to benefit Texas Children's Hospital's dialysis unit. All proceeds will go towards improving dialysis facilities including comfortable chairs for patients undergoing treatment and much needed medical supplies. This event was inspired by former CRHS classmate, Tory Bolin. Tory had a kidney transplant on October 27, 2009 and was a patient at the TCH-Dialysis Unit. The student's goal for this year is to raise $20,000 for the purchase of two … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Katy, Texas Things to do in March - 03/01/11 09:49 AM
Spring has sprung!  March Spring Time Events and Activities in Katy, Texas
Finally, the freezing temperatures (and pipes) of this winter are leaving us and the beautiful spring weather that we love has arrived. Sure, there may be some cold mornings or evenings but with all the wonderful weather Katy-ites are ready to get out and about.  Dale Ross at Keller Williams brings you this helpful calendar of events:
Visit the Katy, Texas Mills Mall on March 5, 2011 from 12-6 pm for the Yu-Gi-Oh! National Tour and experience the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.  Fans of this game will explore with … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: American Idol Comes to Katy, Texas - 02/05/11 02:34 AM
The popular television show "American Idol" comes to Katy, Texas when finalist Jason Castro performs at the Second Baptist Church on Feb. 10, 2001.  Tickets are on sale for $5 or will be $10 at the door. To pre-purchase tickets, call 713-722-1803.
There is no need to go to downtown Houston for great play performances as Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center presents which tells the story of a Jewish family in hiding from Nazis in Germany during World War II in "The Diary of Anne Frank."  Performances are at 8 pm on Friday Feb. 11 and Sat. Feb 12.  Sundays' … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: There's a lot to do in January in Katy, Texas. - 01/05/11 02:20 AM
January events to remember in Katy, Texas: Charity and preschool registration
Just because the holidays over, doesn't mean the charitable contributions need to stop.  This month carry on your charitable efforts and help those in need with a coat drive at the Katy, Texas VFW Coat Drive for Homeless Veterans, now through Jan. 15 at the Copperfield Estates Retirement Community, 16820 West Rd.  Through Jan. 15, 2011, Katy, Texas VFW is partnering with Copperfield Estates Retirement Community to collect winter coats for the DeGeorge House Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Donations can be dropped off at Copperfield Estates. At 10 a.m. on … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Did you feel the bounce? - 12/17/10 09:39 AM
For many months the interest rates have been trending down, down, down...until the first week of November 2010 that is. That week they hit their lowest point in recorded history at about 3.75% for a thirty year loan. Many people got lucky and got in on this great rate. As of this writing they have rebounded and have hit as high as 5% for a 30 year loan. My first mortgage was at 11.5% back in 1979 so I still think 5% is a fantastic rate! 
Let's compare how much money someone borrowing $300,000 over 30 years saves when comparing the … (3 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Christmas Time in Katy Texas - 12/01/10 08:26 AM
The holidays are rapidly approaching and the time will definitely fly by even faster with all of the entertaining activities available in the Katy Texas area this December!
Looking for a quality real tree to decorate your home with?  Dewberry Farm is open for its annual Christmas tree farm where families can not only relive the "old tyme" tradition of choosing and cutting down their very own Christmas tree but also enjoy the many activities that Dewberry Farm is known for. Who knows what interesting and unique gifts you may find in the Country Store and Sweet Shoppe? Visit Dewberry Farm … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: One Minute Housing Market Update Katy Texas - 11/16/10 05:05 AM
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, 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 NOVEMBER - 2010 Newsletter: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 is also filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and … (1 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Holiday Season in Katy Texas - 11/03/10 10:24 AM
It's the holiday season in Katy, Texas and with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner the whole area is coming alive with festivals, shopping, and a look towards the area's educational future.
Nov. 4, Visit the Sugar Plum Market Preview Night at the Stafford Center from 6-9 p.m.  The Fort Bend Junior Service League and Methodist Sugarland Hospital is hosting this special sneek peek first look at the 10th annual Sugar Plum Market. This special event is to benefit Fort Bend County Charities.  Purchase your tickets and enjoy dining sponsored by Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, PF Changs, … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Things to do in Katy Texas in November, By Dale Ross - 10/27/10 08:00 AM
Looking for things to do in November?  The Cinco Ranch area offers many exciting, family fun, dining and shopping activities for singles, couples and the whole family. 
On Monday, Nov. 8th at 10:30 am at the LaCenterra Courtyard, join Mondays with Mommy: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a... Firefighter! Volunteers from the Willowfork Fire Station will be on hand to show children (and their parents) what it is like to be a firefighter, get a look at the engine and learn how firefighters can help us.
Find out how to pay for college in these challenging financial times … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Fall in Katy Texas: Festivals, Food and Fun, Oh my! - 09/29/10 11:35 AM
Fall is one of our favorite times here in KatyTexas. The weather is pleasant and with the holidays arriving there are many opportunities for fun filled and interesting activities in KatyTexas, Texas. 
October 21 KatyTexas Budget Books is home to one of the biggest book sales in KatyTexas.  You have to see it to believe it but you can walk out of there with bags of books for you, gifts for friends and books for the children.  Thousands of books at great prices and you can even look for $1.00 deals!
Oct. 23 The Villago is hosting the KatyTexas Kids Festival … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Katy Texas 77450 Real Estate Update - 09/21/10 05:33 AM

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dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Katy Fun for Everyone in September - 09/13/10 03:22 AM
The temperatures are getting milder which means there are more opportunities to get out and about in Katy this month.
With the cooler weather family friendly eats are great places to be and restaurants like Vida Loca, El Jarrito, Willies, and Texas Borders offer family friendly eats and treats like toys and play areas. Find more family friendly dining and the best of kids eat free in the area here.
On September 17 Maude Marks offers "Senior Moments: Social Security" a workshop with a representative from the Social Security Administration where you can learn more about your benefits.  Space is limited … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: It's Labor Day Weekend in Katy Texas - 09/02/10 09:29 AM
It is Labor Day weekend and this means that it may be your last chance to enjoy your community pools here in Katy.  Most community pools close after the Labor Day weekend while a few remain open through the month of September, so be sure to check out your homeowners association website for details before you head out.  Splash pads across the area remain open.
If you want to take some of the "labor" out of Labor Day, consider visiting one of these Katy area restaurants this weekend.  Maybe like many others you have a party of barbeque planned, if so … (0 comments)

dale ross katy texas kelliwood cinco ranch homes in katy texas realtor real estate agent grand lakes 77450 77494: Common Myth-Understandings About Selling Your House - 08/31/10 04:25 AM
1. The longer a home sits on the market the higher the price it will bring. Actually, just the opposite. National Association of Realtor statistics show that the longer a home sits on the market, the further off of actual market value it will sell for. It also takes longer to sell due to the series of price reductions necessary to wind up appropriately priced. Do not list your home until you are ready to price it appropriately so that it will sell within 90 days.
2. More marketing will make a home sell for a higher price. More marketing may … (2 comments)

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