Mid-Summer Events in Katy, TX

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Katy TX Summer Events

We’re in the heart of summer, and with it comes a slew of fun events in Katy, TX! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on upcoming events and activities in the community. If your kids experience a moment of summer boredom, you’ll have fun ideas ready to go!

1.  LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch presents Third Thursday with live music and lawn games from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday, July 18. This takes place in the courtyard. Fidelity Maxx will perform a range of funk, classic, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and pop. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

2.  Drum Corp International’s Tour of Champions will be performing at Legacy Stadium in Katy on July 19. Lineup includes Phantom Regiment, The Cadets, Blue Stars, The Cavaliers an many others. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $33-$58.

3.  The Katy Branch Library and Serene Beans Coffee Shop will co-host a 50th anniversary Moon Party from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, July 19. Celebrate man landing on the moon at Serene Beans with crafts, food and fun for the whole family.

4.  Sunday, July 21 is the seventh birthday of Central Green Park. To honor this, they are hosting a British Invasion Birthday Bash from 6:30 to 9 p.m.! This will feature live music, jugglers, comedy, stilt characters, games, face painting, art, British dancers, giveaways and more.

5.  Catch Cirque Italia on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. and marvel as performers from all over the world gather under the big top and merge their skills with the element of water. Performers include jugglers, roller skaters, acrobats and many more artists. There will even be a prehistoric dinosaur making an appearance. It’s not a show your family will soon forget!

6.  Chick-fil-A locations in Katy host numerous family-friendly events all summer long for kids of all different ages. From Toddler Time to Preschool Storytime, there is something for everyone. Activities are free and usually include complimentary face painting and balloon animals, along with different themes. On Mondays, moms can take a community walk with their strollers!

7.  Sign up for a Ukulele 101 Class at Element Houston Katy. These take place Tuesday evenings, with the next one coming up June 23. In the class, you’ll learn how to play 10 songs in 10 minutes with no prior musical training! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one.

8.  The next Cinema Under the Stars will take place at LaCenterra on Saturday, Aug. 10. The movie shown will be ‘The Incredibles!’ Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a family-friendly film outdoors.

Along with these upcoming events, the community pools are open, the beach is a daycation away, and there are plenty of parks, restaurants, ice cream shops and stores to explore and keep you busy in Katy! The Katy community is a family-friendly place to live, and a great place to spend your summer season.

When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent. I don’t take a summer vacation from real estate! If you’ve got questions about the local market, need assistance moving or relocating, or are ready to begin the home-selling and/or home-buying process, give me a call! I am always here and ready to help!

Mickie Cioccia

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Make the Most of Open Houses as Katy Homebuyer

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Open House Tips for Katy Homebuyers

If you’re visiting open houses this summer as a Katy homebuyer, you want to make the most of your time, so you’re not just wasting precious hours of summer! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on some ways you can get the most out of the open houses you visit. If you’d like to set up some private showings that work better with your schedule, give me a call!

1.  Plan ahead. Some open houses are scheduled last minute, but usually the week before, you can plan which open houses to visit the following weekend. Ask your agent for a list of open houses that best fit your criteria. You can also browse the web and social media, or drive around, to find open houses.

2.  Arrive early so you can scope out the area. Walk around the neighborhood a bit, check out the community clubhouse or pool if there is one, and stop and talk to neighbors if you see any. This is a great way to learn more about the location!

3.  Have a list of questions ready for the seller’s agent. Helpful questions include: Have you received any offers? If bids are already in, you’d have to move really fast and decide if you’re prepared for that. When does the seller want to move? This will let you know if the seller is in a hurry, which might mean more negotiating power. Is the seller flexible on price? How many days has the home been on the market? Has the price changed? What are the average utility costs, or HOA costs, or property taxes? Are there any issues or recent renovations/repairs the agent knows about? What amenities does the community include, if any? These are all important and acceptable questions.

4.  Don’t give out too much information. The agent may ask you questions in return, but you don’t want to give too much away, as oversharing could hurt your negotiating power if you decide to make an offer. However, be friendly and thank the agent for their time, as you may be working with them if you do make an offer.

5.  Take notes and photos. If you’re visiting numerous open houses, especially in one weekend, it’s easy to forget what you liked or disliked about each home, and which features belonged to each home. Bring a notepad and take photos on your phone to help you keep them straight. In your notes, make it obvious which homes and features you liked most.

Whether visiting open houses or setting up private showings, you can gather a lot more information about a home from seeing it in person than you can from viewing images online. When ready for help with the home-buying process in Katy, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! Whether buying, selling or both this summer, I can help answer your questions and guide you through the entire process in the Katy real estate market.

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Summer Events to Enjoy in Katy TX

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Katy TX Summer & 4th of July Events

Summer officially starts this week in Katy, TX! This means fun in the sun, pool parties, backyard barbecues and plenty of community events happening all season long! To help you plan your summer, as your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a list of exciting upcoming events. Mark these in your calendar so you don’t miss a minute of the fun!

1.  The monthly LaCenterra Farmers Market takes place the fourth Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard. The next one is this coming Sunday, June 23, followed by July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 22. Stock up on local produce and treats for your next backyard barbecue!

2.  If looking for a good summer workout, the Jeff and Brede’s Triathlon is coming to Katy, TX this Sunday, June 23! It includes a 300 meter pool swim followed by a 10 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run through Mary Jo Peckham Park. You also have the option of a Duathlon, a 1 mile run, 10 mile bike ride, and 3 mile run, if you prefer not to swim.

3.  The Fourth of July will be here before you know it, which brings with it the Freedom Celebration in Katy! From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4, head to Katy Heritage Park and Fire Station #1 to enjoy bounce houses, public safety demos, dunking booth, petting zoo, trackless train, snow cones and so much more. In the evening, there will be fireworks and music at 9 p.m. near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall!

4.  Cinco Ranch also hosts a July 4th Celebration from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, an interactive kids zone, food and drink for purchase from local restaurants, and a 20-minute firework show that begins at 9:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show from!

5.  Katy Summer Nights take place monthly at VFW Park. The next one takes place on July 12, and then Aug. 8! These nights begin at 8 p.m. and include a movie in the park with popcorn. Bring blankets, chairs, food and drinks and bug spray, and enjoy a free outdoor movie with others in the community!

Enjoy these summer activities, and all the other events and activities taking place in the area this summer! If you’d like to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, as a seller, buyer, investor, etc., give me a call! As a Katy real estate agent, I can answer all of your questions, get you started, and guide you through the entire home-selling and/or home-buying process, until your goals have been met. I also can assist you with moving and relocation. Just ask about that when you call!

Summer tends to fly by, so the sooner you begin on summer real estate goals, the sooner you’ll be settled in your new living space. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia

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How to Spot Expensive Repairs When House Hunting in Katy, TX

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Home Inspections for Katy Homebuyers

When you’re ready to buy a home in the Katy real estate market, give me a call for help! As a Katy real estate agent, I can answer all of your questions and help guide you through the entire home-buying process, until you’ve got the keys to your Katy dream home in hand!

It’s a competitive market for homebuyers, but that doesn’t mean that you should forego the home inspection before purchasing. Knowing which repairs are most expensive will help you determine whether a home with major issues is still worth purchasing.

Here are some of the most expensive repairs/issues to look out for:

Cracks in the foundation – No matter how many updates can be found in the home, if it has a faulty foundation, it can have a ripple effect throughout the entire home. Fixing foundation problems could run well into the tens of thousands. Make sure your home inspector checks for this!

High-rise updates – If you purchase a condo, the good news is that your HOA fees go to fixing repairs in the building. But if you’d like to upgrade your unit, such as install central air or heavy-load appliances, or replace windows, it could cost you a pretty penny. The higher up you are, the more you may be charged. Pay attention to the details when purchasing in a high rise!

Installing air-conditioning – Nobody wants to find themselves without air-conditioning in the heat of a summer in Katy! Adding A/C to a home without existing duct work could run $30,000 or more. The cost of replacing a unit varies on size of home and efficiency of unit. Just something to keep in mind when assessing the A/C in a home!

Mold and drainage issues – Mold is a growing problem in homes, but also hard to find if it’s hidden inside drywall. Home inspectors don’t always check for this, so it’s something you may have to hire an extra mold inspector for. If you are immunocompromised or have major allergies, or you notice any mold or water leak stains, it might be worth your while to prevent health issues in the future.

Termite troubles – Pest control experts estimate homeowners in the U.S. have spent around $2 billion treating termite issues each year. This cost is rarely covered by homeowners insurance. Since they are hard to spot by untrained eyes, this is again something to lay in the hands of a home inspector or termite inspector.

For more major home repairs to look out for, check out this MSN Real Estate article. As you can see, the home inspection is not a step that should be skipped as a homebuyer. There are other ways to make sure your offer is a competitive one. You don’t want to regret your purchase in the future!

When ready to buy a Katy home, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I will guide you through the process, answer all of your questions and put you in contact with other real estate professionals in the area, so you feel calm and confident in your decision-making process. Give me a call today!

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Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond in Katy, TX

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Memorial Day weekend in Katy, TX

This weekend is a holiday weekend and the beginning to summer in the eyes of many! How are you spending it? As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on upcoming events and activities in the Katy area, this Memorial Day weekend and into June. See which of these activities interest you most and mark them in your calendar:

1.  Family Fish Camp takes place May 25 in Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy. This is open to families and children six years of age and older, and you must register to attend. This free event teaches basic fishing, with actual fishing taking place the last hour. Fishing gear and bait will be provided if needed!

2.  May 26 is the Farmers Market at LaCenterra, which takes place the fourth Sunday of every month, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on local produce and treats to go with your Memorial Day BBQ!

3.  Starting this weekend, Typhoon Texas Water Park will be open daily! For the past couple weeks, they have only been open on weekends. To celebrate, you can enjoy $20 admission on Friday, May 24. Numerous pools in the area will also be opening full time starting this weekend.

4.  Willow Fork Country Club is hosting a Pool Party on Monday, May 27. From 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy $1 hot dogs, nachos and SnoCones, plus games, prizes and a DJ.

5.  On Monday at 8 a.m., Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch will host a Memorial Day Flag Ceremony. Those attending will receive a remembrance flag to name and place. If you cannot make it that day, you can visit the YMCA to name a flag, and it will be placed for you.

6.  Multiplicity in Katy hosts all sorts of crafting workshops, and during the month of June, all Studio Classes will be 20 percent off, due to nearby construction. Take advantage and try a class! Options include beaded jewelry, painted hand towels, sawing, wax carving, chalk paint and much more.

7.  Taste of LaCenterra will take place on Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy small bites from new and established restaurants, along with wine, beer and cocktails, live music, silent auction and more. Proceeds will benefit Hope Impacts!

Enjoy these upcoming events, along with barbecues and pool parties this weekend and into summer! If you’d like to achieve your Katy real estate market goals this summer, I am here to help make that happen. Give me a call, your Katy real estate agent, for help selling, buying or both.

Summer is a great season for accomplishing your goals and moving while kids are out of school and the weather is hot and sunny. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by! Contact me today!

Mickie Cioccia

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Why to Sell Your Katy Home This Spring

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Time to sell in Katy, TX

Have you been wanting to sell your Katy TX home but have been holding off? As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to tell you that this spring season is the perfect time to sell! If you’ve got questions about the Katy real estate market, or you’re ready to begin the home-selling process, give me a call today!

If you’re still not sure that now is the right time, here is some current information to help you decide:

1.  The weather is perfect. Before the hot, sweaty days of summer arrive, the beautiful spring temperatures are the ideal conditions for Katy homebuyers. You can still open your windows and fill your home with fresh air for showings, or you can show off your air conditioner, but buyers are more willing to trek around town to showings and open houses when it isn’t so hot. Plus, buyers with kids would like to act now, while the kids are still in school, so they can be settled in or ready to move by summer.  If you’ve got kids as a seller, you probably feel the same way!

2.  The market conditions are ideal. Buyer demand is high right now, thanks to low interest rates! Mortgage rates have been hovering around their lowest levels since January 2018. Buyers want to take advantage, which is why buyer demand has steadily increased over the past three months. If you want to sell so you can move up to your dream home, sooner is better for you, too. The inventory of single-family homes is still lower than average, which means you’ll most likely experience a high volume of interested buyers. However, inventory is expected to increase, as 69 percent of people said they thought now was a good time to sell in a recent report. The sooner you sell, the less competition you might have to deal with from other sellers!

3.  You can get a head start. Even if seller competition does increase later this spring or summer, you can get a head start on other sellers by preparing your home for a sale now. This means cleaning, decluttering, neutralizing décor, making upgrades or repairs, and staging to sell. Contact me so we can discuss what steps you could take now to improve your chances of a fast sale later. These steps could all help your home sell faster and possibly at a higher price!

If you’d like to sell your Katy home this spring, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent! The sooner you contact me, the sooner we can discuss Katy real estate market conditions, your home-selling questions, what price to list your home for, marketing options for your home, and what first steps you should take as preparation. Then we can list your home and start showing it to interested buyers! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mickie Cioccia

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Spring Events Coming Up In Katy, TX

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Upcoming Katy TX Events

The spring season continues as a plethora of fun events and activities arrive in the Katy community! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what to look forward to in the coming weeks in Katy, TX. There is always something!

1.  Katy Wild West Brew Fest 2019 is this Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Katy Mills! This is hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy, so proceeds go to great causes. There are numerous ticket options, but the main event gets you a sampling card good for 12 craft beer samples and live entertainment. VIP tickets feature early admission, specialty beers and complimentary food. You can purchase more sample cards as you go.

2.  Relay for Life takes place in Katy this weekend, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Katy City Park. Put together a group or join a group and join the fight toward finding a cure for cancer and walking with others. Choose your campsite for the night, dedicate a luminaria to a loved one, or donate to a team.

3.  Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon will take place May 4 at Typhoon Texas in Katy! Kids ages 6-10 can sign up for the short course, which consists of a 100-meter swim, a two-mile bike ride and a one-mile run. Kids ages 11-15 can sign up for the long course, which consists of a 200-mile swim, a four-mile bike ride and a two-mile run. Participants can enjoy the park free of charge afterward!

4.  Taste of LaCenterra will take place May 9 at Cinco Ranch from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy small bites from new and favorite restaurants, a large selection of wine, beer and cocktails for purchase, live music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production, and a silent auction with items to bid on. Proceeds will benefit Katy-based charity Hope Impacts. You can view participating restaurants here!

5.  Other upcoming events at LaCenterra include the Farmers Market April 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays with Mommy on May 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., Camp Gladiator Bootcamp on May 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and Cinema Under the Stars on May 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. The move this month will be “Instant Family,” rated PG-13.

Enjoy the month ahead, and before you know it, school will be out for summer! If you’d like to achieve your Katy real estate market goals before summer arrives, either as a seller, buyer or both, give me a call! As your Katy real estate agent, I can answer your questions and help guide you through the home-selling and/or home-buying process.

The sooner you contact me, the sooner you’ll accomplish your real estate goals and be living where you want, able to spend all of your time enjoying your new home and all of the fun activities available in the Katy community. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia

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Credit Score Info for Katy TX Homebuyers

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Credit tips for Katy homebuyers

If you’d like to buy a Katy, TX home this spring, it’s a great season to do so! Mortgage rates are still low, but predicted to rise. Home prices are still going up, so buying sooner than later could save you money. More homes are coming on the market. The weather is great for house hunting. If you buy now, you’ll be settled in for a summer season of fun. The list goes on!

As your Katy real estate agent, I am always here to answer questions, to guide you through the home-buying process, and to help you find the Katy home of your dreams! I am also here to provide helpful tips and information for buyers, such as the latest info on credit scores.

Many Katy buyers are misconceived about what type of credit score it takes to purchase a home. Many don’t even know their credit score, but assume it’s too low to buy. Let’s take a look at the latest data so you can get a better idea of your options.

First off, a credit score, also known as a FICO score, is a calculation of your history of paying back debt and making regular payments. The higher the score, the better your credit history.

A recent report showed that 24 percent of renters think you need a credit score between 780 and 800 to be considered for a mortgage, which is a really high number. Fortunately, there are many other options, as only 25 percent of Americans have a score between those numbers.

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires a minimum credit score of 580 for low down payment mortgage loans. USDA loans usually require a score of at least 640. VA loans for veterans have no credit score requirement.

The average credit score for loans closed in January was 726, but there were plenty of people with lower scores who were obtaining loans. The average score of closed FHA loans was 675.

So, if you’ve got a low score, you’ve got options. But your best bet is to pull your credit reports when ready to buy, so you can find out exactly what your FICO score is. The average year-over-ear FICO score has steadily increased since 2009. The average score is 704. You might be pleasantly surprised when you pull your credit reports!

If you’d still rather improve your credit score before buying, so you can qualify for better mortgage options, there are plenty of ways you can do so. Here’s a realtor.com article that offers many. The first step is to go through your credit history and make sure there aren’t any errors! Then, try some of their other tips. Even if you’re not ready to buy yet, these are great tips for anyone wanting to improve their credit, and it can be a slow process, so better to start soon.

When ready to buy a home in the Katy real estate market, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to help you with all of your home-buying and/or home-selling needs in Katy this spring.

Mickie Cioccia

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Upcoming Spring Events & Activities in Katy, TX

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Springtime Events in Katy TX

Spring has arrived in Katy, TX! The end of March and April bring Easter egg hunts, pioneer life, garage sales, family yoga and more to the Katy community! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on the details of some of Katy’s upcoming spring events, so you can plan your next month accordingly, and take advantage of all that Katy has to offer!

1.  Cane Island’s Spring Community Garage Sale will take place this Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you’d like to participate, have your home added to the map no later than tomorrow, March 28. Otherwise, plan to attend to find affordable items sold by others in the Katy community!

2.  Katy’s annual Folk Life Festival will take place April 6 this year at Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center. Find out what life was like for pioneers of early Texas as you walk into the late 1800’s. Enjoy presentations and demonstrations on blacksmiths, bee keeping, solider reenactments, hand-quilting, soap-making and more. Enjoy farm animals, Native America culture, nature trails and more. Try calligraphy, pioneer games, archery, pottery and more. So many activities for everyone!

3.  Sign your well-heeled dogs up for the Cross Creek Ranch Mutt Strutt on April 13. Activities will include a pup peanut butter eating contest, a Mutt Strutt fashion show, Houston Disc Dogs performances, a photo booth, pet adoption opportunities, dog trainers, bounce houses, games and more for all dog lovers.

4.  Easter at the Ranch at Smith Ranch takes place the Saturday before Easter, so April 13 this year. Kids can enjoy Easter egg hunts divided by age, photos with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, paddle boats, petting zoo and more, and parents can enjoy adult beverages.

5.  April 20, head to Rainforest Café at Katy Mills for their Cha! Cha! Egg-Cellent Easter Adventure. Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Buffet will include carving station, waffles, omelets, French toast, etc. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Raffle, and goodie bags for the kids.

6.  Families can head to Cinco Ranch on April 22 for Athleta Mud Flower Yoga Family Fun Night. This is suggested for children ages 6-13 with a parent. Your family can enjoy a yoga class together, which will focus on cultivating joy and confidence while exploring postures and breathing.

I hope you enjoy the month ahead in Katy! As your Katy real estate agent, I am always here and ready to help you achieve your Katy real estate market goals. So if you are planning on buying, selling or both this spring season in and around Katy, TX, give me a call! I can answer any questions you may have, and can guide you through the entire home-buying and/or home-selling process. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Perks of Homeownership in Katy, TX

Homes as DollarsIf you are a homeowner, or you’d like to become a homeowner in Katy, TX, what is your main reason? Turns out, there are many reasons why Americans become homeowners! It’s a very special day, the day you close on your home, and 64.4 percent of households in the U.S. celebrate that day each year, just as they would a birthday, anniversary, etc.

If you’re not sure if homeownership is right for you, take a look at some of the perks that other homeowners mention, both non-financial and financial. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help you determine if homeownership is right for you, and if it is, to help you find the perfect home in the Katy real estate market to fit your needs!

Non-financial perks of homeownership in Katy:

  • Homeowners have a stronger connection to their neighborhood and community, and become more involved and feel more included to their surroundings than renters.
  • Homeownership is found to positively affect children’s academic achievements in school, especially in the areas of reading and math, for kids 3-12 years old.
  • Homeowners are found to have substantial health advantages over renters.
  • Homeowners have home equity credit lines available to them, so they are found to need less public assistance. This creates feelings of freedom and independent success.
  • Homeowners improve and maintain their living space better than renters, which generates more safety and mental health.
  • Homeowners feel a pride of ownership in having a home to call their own, and they can customize however they wish.

Financial perks of homeownership in Katy:

  • On average, home prices are appreciating 3.6 percent annually, which helps create a financial safety net for homeowners.
  • Your mortgage is like a forced savings plan, because when you sell, you get most, all or more of that money back! When you rent, you never see that money again.
  • Homeowners build equity each month, which you can later use to purchase another home, to start a business, to send your kids to college, to travel, etc. This opens up more possibilities for you.
  • Homeowners are found to have a net worth over 44 times greater than renters!
  • A fixed mortgage payment brings stability to your finances, whereas rent prices increase 4 percent annually, on average.
  • There are many tax benefits to homeownership, which you could qualify for by next year’s tax season if you purchase a home this year!

For more information on all of these homeownership benefits, check out this KCM Crew article. If you have questions about homeownership, give me a call!

If you are a homeowner, what would you say is the biggest perk of homeownership? Leave a comment and let us know! If you’d like to buy a home in the Katy real estate market and start reaping these benefits of homeownership, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. I am here to help you make your real estate goals a reality!

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realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.