5 Upcoming Holiday Events in Katy TX

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Holiday Events in Katy TX this December

‘Tis the season to feel festive and joyful while holiday shopping and preparing for holiday gatherings! The Katy community makes that easy. As your Katy real estate agent, let me fill you in on upcoming holiday events and activities during the month of December:

1.  Photos with Santa are taking place at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch now through Christmas Eve! Check out his new set in Heritage Square from Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve, Santa will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are a variety of photo packages available.

2.  The Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform at the Holy Covenant United Methodist Church on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. This will be a holiday concert titled “Great is the Glory” and will include many of your favorite holiday songs. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased ahead of time online.

3.  Christmas events fill the calendar at Chick-fil-A locations in Katy this month! Dec. 11 and 12, preschoolers can make 3D snowmen from 9:30 to 11 a.m. On Dec. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m., Family Night will consist of spending the evening aboard the Holiday Express. Everyone can come dressed in PJs and will craft an edible train, sip on chocolate milk and more.

4.  Dec. 21, head to the Cinco Ranch Library for a Holiday Break Family Movie Night! Enjoy the classic Charles Dickens ‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ about Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Michael Caine, and joined by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the whole Jim Henson crew. Movie begins at 1:30 p.m.

5.  Head to Houston for a theatrical performance this holiday season. This would make a great gift for a loved one, or just a reprieve from holiday stress! Coming up is Disney’s “Newsies” at Playhouse 1960, “Improv! The Musical” at CSz Arena, “Peter Pan” at Prohibition Theatre and more.

Enjoy the rest of your festive season in Katy, TX! If selling and/or buying is a goal of yours in the Katy real estate market, add it to your wish list and then contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here to answer your questions and to guide you through the home-selling and/or home-buying process this holiday season or in the New Year. Give me a call when ready to begin!

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Katy Home-Selling Tips during the Holidays

holiday homeWith Thanksgiving this week and winter holidays just around the corner, it may not seem like the ideal time to sell your Katy home. However, if you want or need to sell this holiday season, there are still buyers out, who also want or need to buy this time of year! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on some tips that could get your home sold fast this time of year.

1.  Make sure your listing is quality. Buyers are busy with family gatherings, holiday shopping, etc. They tend to spend more time house hunting online before they take the time to see a home in person. Therefore, it’s critical that your online listing has quality photos and description to lure buyer interest!

2.  Use the holidays to your advantage. The holidays allow you add festive features to your home this time of year, making it look extra cozy and bright! Focus on your home’s main focal points, such as a fireplace or grand staircase. Decorate with lights and garland. Set up a tree or a front door wreath. Keep the holiday décor subtle. You don’t want to drown out the home’s features or make it look cluttered.

3.  Be flexible with your time. Chances are, you have a lot going on this holiday season too. However, it’s important to keep your schedule open for last-minute showings, as buyers are busy and will need to squeeze showings into a busy holiday season. Take advantage of times that you have to leave the house by using them to holiday shop or to attend holiday events with the family. Keep your house clean at all times so it’s ready at a moment’s notice!

4.  Make your home move-in ready. Buyers want a quick, easy home sale, and in a perfect world, they’d like to be settled in their new home for the holidays. Having a move-in ready home is key. Consider having it pre-inspected, so no issues cause the home sale to take longer. Make some quick updates that will impress buyers. Offer incentives, such as helping pay for closing costs or including updated appliances.

5.  Focus on curb appeal. As always, the outside of the home is what buyers usually see first, so take the time to spruce this up. Clean the yard and gutters, touch up paint on siding or front door, hang a decorate wreath or add a welcome mat, replace front porch light bulbs, etc.

When ready to sell your Katy home, or when ready to buy in Katy, contact me! As a Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you with your Katy real estate market goals year-round. When you’ve got questions, or you’re ready to get started, I’m ready to assist! Give me a call and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Events Coming Up Already in Katy TX!

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Holiday Events in Katy TX

There are a slew of holiday celebrations right around the corner! Are you ready to celebrate, or will you wait until after Thanksgiving? The choice is yours! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on local events and activities, so you can always enjoy all that the Katy community has to offer.

1.  You can start grabbing photos with Santa at Katy Mills as early as this Friday, Nov. 9! These will run through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. There are also select dates and times that you can grab pet photos with Santa between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Then between Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, kids with special needs or disabilities will be able to meet with Santa in a safe environment.

2.  LaCenterra’s Annual Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. This is presented by Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus. Families can enjoy food, drinks, games, entertainment and a visit from Santa! The lighting of LaCenterra’s new 51-foot Christmas tree will take place at 7 p.m.

3.  Willowfork Fire Department is hosting a “Toys for Tots” Drive Nov. 19 through Dec. 14. You can drop toys off at any of the three Stations between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bring new and unwrapped toys in original packaging for infants through high school ages, or drop off checks made out to Toys for Tots.

4.  Sign up for the 2018 YMCA Turkey Dash at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch in Katy. This takes place Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Choose from a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race or a 1 Mile Walk/run. Afterward, enjoy a post-race party with food, giveaways, a photo booth, a kids zone and more. Then head home for turkey dinner after burning your morning calories!

5.  After Thanksgiving, get into the Christmas spirit with the annual Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is so much to enjoy in historic downtown Katy, including food trucks, a beer garden, vendors for holiday shopping, photos with Santa in Harvest Plaza, carolers, and 50,000 pounds of snow for the kids to play in! This is a great family-friendly tradition.

6.  The Seven Lakes High School PTSA’s annual Holiday Home Tour takes place on Dec. 5 and 6. Tickets went on sale this week! Grab yours and tour five beautiful Katy homes that are all decked out for the holidays. Pre-sale tickets cost $15 each and are sold at the high school, Beau Kisses, Elaine’s Lighting and Southern Divas Boutique.

This is the holiday lineup so far! Keep up with my blog, as I will add more holiday events as they pop up.

When you’re ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! The holidays are coming up quickly, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to accomplish your real estate goals. Act quickly and you could be celebrating the holidays in your new home! Give me a call!

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Halloween Fun in Katy TX This Week!

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Katy TX Halloween Fun

Halloween is one week away in Katy TX! Do you have your costume picked out? As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on where you and your kids can celebrate in the coming week, so you can make the most of this spooky season.

1.  This Friday, Oct. 26, is Kid’s Night at CAP! From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., you can drop your kids off for a night of fun with CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center staff and teen volunteers. This night will be a ‘Howl-o-ween’ themed gathering with animal themed fun, games and dinner.

2.  Fifth Street Spooktacular will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. Head to Fifth Street in Katy for trick-or-treating, costume contests, crafts and more. Be sure to dress in costume and bring your camera!

3.  Saturday night, adults can head to Mo’s Annual Halloween Bash at Mo’s Irish Pub. There will adult costume contests in an array of categories, along with live music. There is no cover charge.

4.  While not necessarily Halloween themed, Houston Family’s Fun Festival will take place at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch this Sunday, Oct. 28. From 12 to 4 p.m., enjoy a plethora of family-friendly activities, such as inflatables, face painting, a rock wall, food trucks, stage performances, goodie bags and more. All of the activities are free!

5.  On Sunday, CAP will continue the fun with a Howl-o-ween event open to everyone! It’ll include spooktacular pet photos, tasty treats for humans and pets, face painting and more. If you’d like to adopt a pet that day, adoption fees will be waived! This runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

6.  Oct. 31 is your last chance to grab pumpkins to carve, paint or just display at your Katy home! Head to the Pumpkin Patch at FCC Katy daily through October. Pick out your perfect pumpkin, take pictures, play games and more. There is storytelling on Saturdays, and if you stop at the Patch Tent, you can grab a Pumpkin Seek and Find game to do with the family.

7.  Seven Lakes Choir presents ‘Heroes and Villains’ Nov. 2 and 3 at Seven Lakes High School. Watch a performance from the award-winning choir, Sensations!

Enjoy these Halloween-themed activities coming up in Katy! When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals this fall season, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. The holiday season will continue, and before you know it, Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will arrive! If you’d like to buy, sell or both, now is the time to do it. As soon as you’re ready, or if you have questions, I am here to help! All you have to do is call, and let’s get the ball rolling.

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Top Amenities among Katy Homebuyers

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Top Katy TX Home Amenities

If you are selling your Katy home soon, it’s wise to know which home amenities are at the top of homebuyer priority lists! If you are buying soon, this list will give you a few things to think about, so you can create your own nonnegotiable amenity list. If you’re currently a Katy homeowner, think about which amenities you could never live without.

As a Katy real estate agent, I see buyers requesting many of these often. This sometimes depends on what generation they’re from as well. Here’s a breakdown of the most nonnegotiable amenities right now, countrywide. In a house:

  • Central AC and heat top the list at 82 percent. In a hot place like Katy, this percentage would be even higher!
  • Private patio or backyard comes in second at 58.5 percent.
  • Guest bedroom is 41.9 percent. With people relocating all over the country, it’s important to homeowners to have a place for out-of-town guests to stay.
  • Walk-in closets come in at 32.2 percent. People like their stuff!
  • Good orientation (the direction the home faces) is 31.7 percent. This is especially important for those with a green thumb.
  • Hardwood floors come in at 27.9 percent.
  • Good views, 26.5 percent.
  • Storm windows, 21.4 percent.
  • Formal dining room, 16.4 percent.
  • Granite or marble countertops, 15.9 percent.
  • Solar panels, 11.9 percent.
  • Stainless steel appliances, 11.0 percent.
  • Swimming pool, 6.9 percent. (This may be higher in Katy, where it’s warm year-round.)

For apartments, many of these are similar, with central AC or heat coming it at the top. Next is in-unit washer and dryer at 61.6 percent, followed my pets permitted at 45.2 percent. Then balcony, swimming pool, good view, fitness center, stainless steel appliances, and granite or marble countertops.

How much homebuyers are willing to pay for each amenity differs by generation, which is interesting! Central AC or heat is more important to millennials than baby boomers, for example, as millennials are willing to pay double what baby boomers are to have it.

Let’s break it down:

  • Millennials will spend $6,194 for central AC or heat; Gen X will pay $4,972 for it; Baby boomers will pa $3,689 for it.
  • Gen X will pay the most to have a formal dining room, at $3,699, followed by millennials, then baby boomers.
  • Baby boomers will pay the most for a swimming pool, at $5,650, followed by millennials and Gen X.
  • Millennials will pay the most for granite or marble countertops, at $2,412.
  • Gen X will pay the most for a guest bedroom, at $5,534.
  • Baby boomers will pay the most for storm windows, at $2,427.
  • Millennials will pay the most for a private patio or backyard, solar panels, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets.

You can see the full breakdown in this Realtor Magazine article. What couldn’t you live without as a Katy homeowner?

If selling, keep these amenities in mind. If buying, start thinking about what is most important to you. If you’ve got questions about the Katy real estate market, or you’re ready to accomplish your real estate goals in Katy this fall, contact me, your Katy real estate agent!

Mickie Cioccia

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Fall Events Coming Up in Katy

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Upcoming Katy TX Fall Events

The fun continues this fall season in Katy, TX! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on fun, upcoming family-friendly festivals and events to mark in your calendar!

  • Kids Night at CAP is coming up this Friday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center hosts a Kids Night every last Friday of the month, to celebrate the bond between kids and animals. Kids can enjoy a dinner, go to a movie, or hang out at CAP and make fun animal-themed crafts or play games. Kids six and up are welcome for a donation of $15 per child. Then you can go enjoy a date night!
  • Head to Brookshire to attend Fall Festival at Dewberry Farm! This begins this Saturday, Sept. 29, and runs until Nov. 11. Enjoy all the things that make the fall season so wonderful, such as a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, wine and beer in the Cantina, seasonal food for the whole family and so much more. Pick out some pumpkins to bring home for decoration or for carving or painting!
  • Support local artists and crafters at the Real Craftwives of Katy Fall Market on Oct. 7! This will take place at No Label Brewing Co. and will feature over 60 local vendors. There will also be live music, food trucks, kids activities and more, so make a day of it! Entry is free.
  • The Katy Rice Festival takes place Oct. 12-14 in Downtown Historic Katy. Enjoy a full weekend of art and craft vendors, live music, food, a beer garden and a carnival. There is, of course, also a rice cooking competition, and a student arts competition. A parade will take place Saturday morning. All proceeds from the event go toward student scholarships and to local charities through the Rotary Club of Katy.
  • Halloween events begin with a “Howl-o-ween” Dog Walk, Costume Contest & Pet Expo at Central Green Park in LaCenterra on Oct. 13. Take a walk with your dogs to benefit thousands of needy pets helped by Citizens for Animal Protection, hunt for treats for people and pooches in the Pet Expo, and show off your pet’s best costume for the Canine Costume contest.
  • Cinema Under the Stars is back on Oct. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy the movie ‘Coco’ outside in the courtyard of LaCenterra, in front of Las Alamedas. There will be food and fun before the movie begins. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for sitting in during the movie!

Stay tuned for more upcoming fall events in Katy in future blog posts! For now, enjoy the beginning of the fall season, and contact me when ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals. Fall is a great time to buy, sell or both, and as your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help!

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Signs That It’s Time to Sell Your Katy, TX Home

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Is it time to sell your Katy home?

Have you been thinking about selling your Katy home this fall? Perhaps you’ve heard that it’s a seller’s market and that inventory is low and buyer demand is high. Or perhaps you’d just like to live better in your means, or grow into a home that fits your future’s needs. No matter what your reason, as your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help!

If you’re still not sure if now is the time for you to sell, here are some signs that it may be:

1.  You want in on a seller’s market. If you know you want to sell sometime in the near future, now is the time to list in the Katy real estate market and take advantage of the low inventory and high buyer demand. As prices and mortgage rates rise, buyer demand might decrease. As baby boomers age, inventory may increase. New home development is on the rise as well. The conditions are ideal for selling now, so if you want to take advantage, now is the time to do so!

2.  Comparable homes are selling for a lot. When thinking about selling, it’s wise to do some research, or to contact an agent, and find out what homes similar to yours are selling for in the Katy real estate market. If these listings are selling at a price that you’d be more than happy with, this is a good sign that you can expect a similar price for your home, as long as there are no major issues with the inspection or appraisal.

3.  You need a larger home. If your family has grown in size, but your house hasn’t, this is a sure sign that it’s time to move. Whether you need more bedrooms for your little ones, you need a large yard for your pets, or you need an in-law suite for your aging parents, there are plenty of reasons to move up from your starter home to your dream home! Now is the time to do so, before prices and mortgage rates increase any more.

4.  You’re financially stressed. On the other side of the coin, perhaps it’s time for you to downsize. Whether you are retired and your kids have moved out, leaving you with a home larger than you need, or you bought too high the first time and are feeling the financial burden, now is a great time to sell and get a great price for your home. Then, you can buy smaller and save.

5.  You’re tired of the maintenance. As homeowners age, or become parents, or get high-stress jobs, they may find that the maintenance of landscaping, a pool, a large home, etc. may be too much for them. Or perhaps the long drive to work is stressing you out. Whether you need a new home, or a new location, drop the stress and maintenance tasks and find a home with less stress!

If you relate to any of these reasons to sell, or you’ve just been thinking about selling a lot lately, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. I can answer any questions you may have, and I can guide you through the entire home-selling process in the Katy real estate market. Give me a call!

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Labor Day & Beyond in Katy, TX

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Katy TX Labor Day weekend fun

Now that school is back in session in Katy, TX, who’s ready for a holiday weekend?! As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on what you can do with your long Labor Day weekend, and what Katy events you have to look forward to after that.

What are your plans for Labor Day? If you’re traveling this weekend, check out my last blog post about how to keep your Katy home secure while you’re away. If you’re staying home, you could host a pool party or barbecue, or just chill with a good book and glass of wine! This weekend is a great chance to sleep in and relax, or to get home maintenance or landscaping tasks completed that you’ve been putting off.

If you’d like to accomplish real estate goals this fall, spend some time this weekend browsing listings in the Katy real estate market, coming up with your needs vs. wants list, and gathering paperwork together for a mortgage application. If you’d like to sell, spend time decluttering, cleaning and staging your home!

You can find some great shopping deals Labor Day weekend. Head to Katy Mills or LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for a day of shopping and dining with family and friends, or enjoy some solo shopping time!

Cool off at Typhoon Texas or a community pool and enjoy swimming or sliding down water slides as a way to celebrate the end of summer. Typhoon Texas is open until Sept. 23 for the season, but only on weekends and with shorter hours.

After Labor Day weekend, the fun doesn’t end in Katy. September events to look forward to:

1.  Fifth Street Frenzy will take place Sept. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening out admiring vintage and classic cars, live music, BBQ and great vendors. If you’d like to adopt a pet, local animal rescues will be there as well. This event is free to the public!

2.  Cinema Under the Stars will take place in the courtyard in front of Las Alamedas at Cinco Ranch on Sept. 20. Enjoy food, fun and a showing of ‘Selena,’ beginning at dusk. Bring blankets or lawn chairs!

3.  The Katy Triathlon will take place at Cane Island on Sept. 23 and proceeds will benefit the Katy Rotary Fund. Get singed up and practicing for the big event!

What events and activities are you looking forward to this holiday weekend or this fall season? As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you enjoy your time! When you’re ready to sell, but or both in the Katy real estate market, I am here to help. I can answer all of your questions and guide you through the entire process. Now is a great time to achieve your real estate goals! Contact me!

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Keep Katy Home Secure During Vacation

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Katy home safety and security tips

If you’re planning a Labor Day or fall vacation, make sure you prep your Katy home so that it’s safe and secure while you’re gone! As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to offer you some steps to take before you take off. Keep these handy:

1.  Get rid of odors. Empty all of your trash cans, wipe them down with a cleanser spray and then let them dry. Run your garbage disposal. Get rid of any food in the fridge that will go bad before you return. Keep your air conditioner running at high 70’s to prevent moisture buildup.

2.  Pause your mail. If your mailbox is exploding with mail, that’s an obvious sign that no one is home. You can temporarily shut off your mail online. Do this with any newspapers you have delivered as well, and UPS boxes if you’re expecting any online purchases to arrive.

3.  Unplug. Save on your electricity bill, and prevent any sort of electrical issue or fire, by unplugging all unused appliances while you’re away. That includes TV, internet, microwave, coffeemakers, clocks, etc.

4.  Secure your home. There are many ways of doing this. On the high end, purchase and install a security system, set up cameras in and around the house for you to check on, invest in smart technology that lets you turn off and on lights and close curtains remotely. You could also just make sure everything is locked and get a timer for your outdoor lights. (Choose one that allows for randomization.)

5.  Watch what you share. If posting on social media about going out of town, make sure you’re only sharing with friends and not with the general public. Let a trusted neighbor know you’re leaving, so they can check up on your house, but don’t let the whole neighborhood know.

6.  Plan ahead with landscaping. Mow the lawn right before you leave, and water plants, so your yard isn’t a giveaway. If you’ll be gone for longer than this is possible, have someone come over to mow or water. If planting new landscaping anytime soon, opt for thorny shrubs below your windows.

7.  Move your spare key! If you leave a spare key under your flowerpot, time to take it away while you’re gone. Even if it’s in a less obvious place, being gone for an extended period of time could give a burglar more time to look. Instead, give it to a trusted friend or neighbor in case of an emergency.

Once you secure your Katy home, enjoy your last-minute summer vacation or an upcoming fall trip! You deserve it! When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. Summer is wrapping up, but there is still time to achieve your buying and/or selling goals. I am here to answer any questions you may have and to help you through the process! Give me a call!

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Back to School Events & More This Month in Katy!

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Back to school activities in Katy, TX

August has arrived in Katy TX, which means that we get half a month of summer, and half a month of back-to-school activities! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on upcoming events and activities, so you can enjoy what is left of summer and prepare your family for the school season.

1.  Chick-fil-A always hosts family-friendly events for the Katy community! Start the month off by making tent crafts, listening to campfire songs and enjoying a cookie s’more from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Mason Road location. Then they’ll have a last sleepover of summer later in the month, along with back to school activities.

2.  New Katy High School freshman can get acquainted with the school at Fish Camp on Aug. 3. It includes motivational sessions, campus tours, pep rallies, school song, Class of 2022 shirts, lunch, staff member meet-and-greets and more. A dance will take place that night. At CRHS, sophomores and juniors can get textbooks, course lists, parking permits and more Aug. 6. Seniors and Fish Camp can head to the school on Aug. 8.

3.  Get into the back-to-school spirit by learning how to spin and toss a flag like the Katy High School Color Guard! On Aug. 9, all participants will learn two routines and then perform them with the Color Guard and the Katy Tiger Band at the Tiger Band Showcase performance. Clinics are available for 1st through 4th grade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., then 5th to 8th grade 12 to 3 p.m. The Showcase will take place Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Tiger Stadium.

4.  Aug. 8, get decked out in your best 80’s gear and head to No Label Brewing Co. for the 2018 Katy Summer Tailgate! This back-to-school bash will benefit YMCA Operation Backpack and other outreach programs, so it’s the perfect chance to support a great cause while having a blast! Admission is $20, kids 12 and under are free. There will be sno cones, food trucks, live music, and of course, beer for adults.

5.  LaCenterra is hosting Cinema Under the Stars all month long! Coming up Aug. 18 from 7 to 10 p.m., head to the courtyard for a showing of ‘The Greatest Showman.’ Arrive early to enjoy a petting zoo of baby animals from Wild Things Zoofari. Grab food or bring your own, along with chairs or a blanket.

6.  Aug. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., join others from the Katy community at the Katy High School Town Pep Rally! Head to Rhodes Stadium for the opening of the fall 2018 football season. There will be band and cheer performances, player introductions and more.

7.  On Aug. 27, bring kids anywhere from one month to eight years old to Story Time at Central Green Park at LaCenterra. Award-winning children’s author Maria Ashworth will be there to read to kids and teach them all sorts of skills through music, finger play, art and storytelling. It’s free and all supplies are included.

Enjoy your month in Katy TX! If you’d still like to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals this summer, you’ve got time! Contact me, your Katy real estate agent, for help buying, selling or both this month. Finish your summer feeling accomplished and living in the home of your dreams!

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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.