Show Us Your Home for the Holidays in Katy TX

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Show Us Your Home for the Holidays in Katy TX


Debbie Laity who is a Broker Associate with Cedaredge Land Co. in Western Colorado created a December 2016 Active Rain Challenge to show your Home for the Holidays. I will show everyone some of the homes with decorations in Grand Lakes Katy TX where we live. As our children are not living at home any more we do not decorate the outside of our home anymore due to time constraints.


First I need to tell everyone a few things about this neighborhood. Grand Lakes located in Katy TX  is a community with over 2,200 single family homes with varying different styles and floorplans. Grand Lakes is  a family oriented and pet friendly neighborhood. Grand Lakes was developed by Trendmaker and the first section homes homes were being built back in 1998. There are no more brand new homes in Grand Lakes as the neighborhood is entirely built out and has been for at least 8 years. The neighborhood has a very strong Homeowners Association and looks great all the time. The HOA can be a pain but their close control helps to keep property values from falling and the whole area looking very appealing to all who view the neighborhood.


Grand Lakes is made up of single family one story and numerous two story homes and some patio homes. There are no condos or townhomes in Grand Lakes as reported by some other agents. The neighborhood is located both on the east side of Highway 99 or Grand Parkway at Fry Road and on the west side of 99 at Fry Road. Grand Lakes encompasses approximately 1,250 acres with numerous cul-de-sac streets. These streets help to cut down on drive through traffic in the neighborhood. Grand Lakes is a family neighborhood loaded with children of all ages.

It is estimated that over 20 % of the total acres of land is devoted to parks, hike and bike trails, man made lakes and several recreational facilities.


Below are pictures of some of the homes decorated for the holidays.








This tree is inside our home and Yolanda spent time carefully decorating it.

Some folks in Grand Lakes hire third parties to come out and decorate the outside of their home. We have always resisted this urge.


Show Us Your Home for the Holidays in Katy TX

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob tell Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert  she did a good job with the Christmas Tree and it is obvious you guys do not have cats:))Endre

Dec 20, 2016 02:48 PM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

This is very nice, Bob. I always love looking at Christmas lights. I am such a big kid that we still go all out with lights - even though all the kids are grown up. Lol. 

Dec 20, 2016 03:31 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That is beautiful and I agree with Endre Barath, Jr. Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert did a great job.  A

Dec 20, 2016 04:11 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am so far behind in decorating for Christmas, that I will never catch up!  

Dec 20, 2016 04:19 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Have an outstanding week and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season.

Dec 20, 2016 04:31 PM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks Bob.  Looks like you're community is bringing in the holidays in grand style.

Dec 20, 2016 04:55 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Looks like people in your neighborhood have decorated nicely and Yolanda did a great job with the tree!

Dec 21, 2016 05:17 AM #7
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Thanks for the plug I still have to do this entry maybe tomorrow! I hope you are feeling better I went and bought the Airborne! I am feeling coldy now.

Dec 21, 2016 11:33 AM #8
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you everyone for your comments. Yolanda did a fabulous job of decorating our tree. 

Dec 21, 2016 01:45 PM #9
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Bob. Your neighborhood looks wonderful for the holiday. Thanks for sharing so many pictures. 

I think your tree is beautiful. I wouldn't have the patience to do what Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert did with that tree. I also don't have the creative eye to do something like that. 

Dec 21, 2016 07:25 PM #10
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The homes in Katy Texas are all dressed up for Christmas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 21, 2016 08:18 PM #11
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, Grand Lakes really a great area, and love your tree.  Merry Christmas to you and Yolanda!  

Dec 23, 2016 05:28 AM #12
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Bob, my favorite picture is the one with your tree.  How beautiful!!!!

Merry Christmas to Yolanda and you!!!

Dec 23, 2016 07:47 PM #13
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