Fall & Halloween Activities in Katy TX

Katy TX HalloweenWe’re more than halfway through October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! It will look different this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still great ways to get out of the house and enjoy the fall season in and around Katy TX. As your Katy real estate agent, I came up with this list so you can choose the activities that sound best to you!

1.  Central Green at LaCenterra still has activities for you to sign up for and enjoy this season. Upcoming classes include Tai Chi in the Park, Yoga on the Green, and Laughter Yoga. These three activities repeat weekly. Sign up in advance!

2.  Friday, Oct. 23, head to a free Trunk or Treat event, hosted by Will Pezzi P.A. and Associates. This will take place in the parking lot at 714 South Peek Road in Katy from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by in costume and grab treats from the trunks of cars!

3.  Schedule a painting class with Pinot’s Palette and paint a beautiful fall photo! There are numerous pumpkin paintings, a jack-o-lantern with a black cat, a haunted house, and numerous Halloween day and night options! Check out the calendar and book your favorite.

4.  The NFF Texas 5K is happening virtually this year in Katy TX. Support NFF, Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation, by registering and running the race virtually. You will still receive a runners bag with a shirt, bib, medal and more when you sign up. Post pictures with the event hashtag!

5.  Cane Island has multiple ways for its residents to celebrate Halloween this year. Oct. 24 is a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event from 3-6 p.m., and Oct. 28 is a Virtual Toddler Halloween Jam. Kids can wear their costumes and meet characters over Zoom, with games, stories and songs.

6.  Drive by a creepily decorated house to get in the spirit of Halloween this year! A couple in Katy turned their home into ‘Island of the Dolls’ for Halloween, with more than 200 spooky dolls on display in the Settler’s Village neighborhood.

7.  Tickets are on sale for Halloween Town in Sugar Land on Oct. 31. This event includes a costume parade, vendors, games, a Halloween movie and more at Constellation Field. Masks are required and temperature checks will take place upon entry.

Enjoy your fall season and these Halloween activities, and have a safe, fun rest of your month! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to answer any questions you may have about the Katy real estate market this year. Whether wanting to buy, sell or both, housing is still hot! It’s a great time to achieve your real estate goals before the winter holidays! Give me a call anytime to discuss your options.

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Make Your Outdoor Space More Enjoyable Year-Round

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Backyard Home Improvement for Katy TX

As summer transitions into fall, many of us look forward to cooler temperatures here in Katy TX, especially at night! Now is a great time to consider how to make your outdoor space more enjoyable year-round, even on cold and dark nights. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to offer you some suggestions.

During a year when we’re spending more time at home than ever, it’s important to keep your outdoor space cozy and comfortable well into fall, and even winter, to have that escape into fresh air. Here are some ways to keep your space warm, literally and aesthetically:

1.  Add warming features. To literally warm up your space, consider adding a fire pit, a hot tub, or heating lamps. These are all great features for keeping your body temperature warm while enjoying time outdoors. A fire pit is a family-friendly option, especially when s’mores are involved! A hot tub is more of an adult-friendly option. Heating lamps can go anywhere and can allow for dinners outside, along with time with family and friends well after the sun has set, as they add heat and a bit of lighting.

2.  Light up the space. Speaking of lighting, the hours of darkness are longer in the winter, so it’s important to light up your space. Choose a variety of lighting options, so you can change up the ambiance, depending on the mood and occasion. Hanging fairy lights and strands of lights are a great way to create a social atmosphere around a patio or in a gazebo. Lamps, tiki torches and mason jars with tea lights create a more personally lit space.

3.  Add coziness to your space. Whether it’s keeping you warm, or it just looks cozier for fall and winter, add some plush cushions to your outdoor furniture, along with throw pillows and blankets. Add all-weather rugs to a deck or patio. Make the space softer and more pleasant to spend time in. If it gets chilly, you can grab one of those blankets to warm up under!

4.  Add walls. If the open air is just too chilly or windy for you to enjoy, consider some wind blockage options. If you have a gazebo or covered patio or front porch, consider hanging curtains to block the wind. A privacy screen is also a great way to not only add privacy, but keep the warmth near you. If you really want to go all out, add an exterior building, like a shed, and decorate it as you wish!

These are all great ways to make your outdoor space inviting even when the temperatures drop in the evenings and the daylight hours become shorter. Looking for a home with more outdoor space? Want to sell and/or buy in the Katy real estate market this fall? The market is hot and mortgage rates are low, now is a great time to act! Give me a call, your Katy real estate agent, with questions or to get started on the process.

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Where to Find Pumpkins in Katy TX

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Pumpkin Patches in Katy TX

Fall is officially here in Katy TX! One of the great highlights of the fall season is pumpkins. Now is a great time to visit a pumpkin patch, pick out the perfect pumpkin, decorate your house with pumpkins, cook and bake with pumpkin, and carve or paint pumpkins come Halloween. As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on the best pumpkin patches in the Katy area!

1.  This weekend, Sept. 26-27, is opening weekend at Dewberry Farm! Half price tickets are available. Advance reservations are required this year. You can go pick your pumpkin from the fields, or right in the Pumpkin Barn. They come in several varieties, colors and sizes. Families can also enjoy lots of delicious treats, farm animals, a corn maze, spooky night strolls and so much more.

2.  Blessington Farms is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening weekend was this past weekend. They’ve got tons of pumpkins to choose from, along with lots of fun activities, such as gem mining, hay rides, jump pad and more. New this year is a fall farmers market!

3.  The Pumpkin Patch at FCC Katy is open every day of October. This is a simple and fast way for families to pick out pumpkins in Katy. The pumpkins are all laid out and you can go through them and pick your favorite one! Be sure to take pictures too, they make great memories.

4.  St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch takes place Oct. 7-31 or until all pumpkins have been sold. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Similar to FCC, you can head out to the lawn in front of St. Peter’s and take pictures and choose your pumpkins. Proceeds benefit their high school mission trip.

5.  The annual Scarecrow Festival & Pumpkin Patch returns to Texas Oil Ranch this October, open seven days a week all month long. Enjoy viewing and taking photos with more than 85 scarecrows, take a hayride or find your way through a hay bale maze, and pick out your favorite pumpkin!

6.  Old Time Christmas Tree Farm’s pumpkin patch opens Oct. 2. Pick out your favorite pumpkins, enjoy fun fall activities, and eat some BBQ, shaved ice or funnel cakes. Activities include a big bouncy for kids, a petting zoo, train rides, tractor rides and more. Tickets sold separately for each activity.

Enjoy choosing your pumpkins and partaking in fall activities this season in and near Katy TX! Check with the business before you go to see if they have any special rules put in place this year. If looking for apple picking, another great fall activity, use this guide to find U-Pick locations.

When ready to achieve your Katy real estate goals this fall, whether buying, selling or both, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! The market is still hot this fall, with low mortgage rates for buyers, and high home prices and fast sales for sellers. Give me a call with any questions you may have, or to get started with the process!

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How to Add Home Value as Katy Home Seller

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Home Value Tips for Katy TX Home Sellers

If you’d like to sell your Katy home this late summer or fall, there are many simple ways for you to add value to your home before listing. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to share a few of these with you, so you can attract more buyers and possibly increase your listing price.

1.  Declutter, clean, organize. This is free and essential to improving the look and value of your home. Remove anything you no longer use or need, and donate/sell/recycle/etc. Then give your house a deep cleaning, and organize what is left, because buyers look in every nook and cranny.

2.  Repaint your home. Whether it’s the exterior that needs some improvement, or the walls inside your home, fresh coats of paint can do wonders for home value. Choose neutral colors. It’s up to you whether you want to take on the task yourself, or hire professional painters.

3.  Neutralize your décor. Have an honest friend, real estate agent or professional decorator over to help you decide what can stay and what should go. It’s hard to judge your own décor, but anything too personal, bold, political, religious, etc. could turn a buyer off. Neutralize as much as possible.

4.  Update your appliances. If your appliances are old and outdated, this is an upgrade that will yield ROI. Stainless steel is still popular, along with energy-efficient models. Upgrades in the kitchen (and bathrooms) are always great value raisers!

5.  Utilize your space. Make sure you’re making the most of every inch of your home, so buyers can see the potential. If you’ve got a large bedroom, add a sitting area or office space. If you have an attic or basement, consider finishing them and converting them to more living space. If you’ve got space under stairs, turn it into a storage closet. Just don’t overfill rooms with furniture.

6.  Spruce up your curb appeal. The outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see. Spend time making it look perfect. Repaint or update siding, front door, mailbox, address numbers, garage door, etc. Clean and sweep driveway and walkways. Trim bushes and trees. Mow and water lawn. Pull weeds from gardens. Display a couple pots of colorful flowers.

7.  Turn your backyard into an entertainment space. This year especially, buyers are looking for backyards where they can spend time as a family, and where they can entertain guests. Show off your backyard features, such as a pool, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, etc. Power wash your deck or patio, make any necessary repairs, and stage it with furniture, lights, anything that makes it look inviting.

These are just some steps you could take to increase your home value before listing your home in the Katy real estate market. If you’ve got questions, or you’re ready to get started on the home-selling process, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to help make your real estate goals a reality!

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What to Do in Katy TX this Fall

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As we transition from summer to fall, allow me to fill you in on some local activities you can enjoy here in Katy TX. With remote learning and continued uncertainty, these activities will be a nice reprieve from the new normal. As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a list for you to enjoy:

1.  Central Green Park at LaCenterra is hosting outdoor fitness classes. They are limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Tai Chi takes place every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Yoga takes place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. Outside of fitness, they also offer Conversational Spanish on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., and Story Time on the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

2.  Central Green Park will also host a free live concert on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Event organizers ask that guests bring non-perishable food items for donation. Lee Greenwood will be the performer, who has more than 30 singles on the Billboard country music charts and is best know for his song, “God Bless the USA.”

3.  There are lots of extracurricular programs and activities available for kids in Katy, in person and virtual. Register early, because they are filling up fast. There are tons to choose from, such as baseball, softball, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, fitness, dance, football, horseback riding, martial arts, music lessons, soccer and more.

4.  Harris County Public Library has all sorts of virtual offerings. These include a preschool storytime, take and make kids crafts, toddler time, drawing, yoga, computer classes, adult book clubs and much more. Check out their calendar to view upcoming events. Some you must register for and others you can just pop into.

5.  Painting with a Twist in Katy is still hosting painting nights, but with limited seating. Check out their upcoming schedule, so you can find a painting you want to do and sign up early! You can also order painting kits and paint from home. Upcoming options include sunset, city scape, flowers, full moon, date night, animals, Eiffel Tower, dream catcher, fall colors and many other scenic options. View them all and pick your favorite!

Achieve your Katy real state market goals! The housing market has been hot all summer, making up for lost time this spring. Home sales and prices are up, and inventory is low, so these are ideal conditions for home sellers. Mortgage rates are at record lows, so it’s a great time for homebuyers as well! Lots of homeowners and renters are looking to move this year, to find a living situation that better suits their changing needs. If you can relate, give me a call for help selling, buying or both before 2020 is over!

Enjoy the coming weeks in Katy TX, and if you have real estate goals you’d like to achieve, please reach out to me, your Katy real estate agent! Let me know if there’s anything I can help you with.

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What Katy TX Homebuyers Desire Right Now

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Katy TX Homebuyer Preferences

If you are thinking about selling your Katy TX home this summer or fall, now is an excellent time to do so! Buyer demand is high, mostly due to record low mortgage rates, and listing inventory is low, so homes are often selling fast and for great prices. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on what buyers are looking for, so we can stage and market your home properly!

First of all, if you’re worried that the pandemic has caused a stall in real estate, not to worry. In a recent study, 55 percent of consumers said they’re more optimistic about buying a home today, 41 percent of homebuyers said they’re accelerating their purchasing timelines, and 63 percent of buyers said they’re saving more money now, which can be put toward a down payment. So, buyer confidence is high!

Another study asked buyers what home features they consider crucial right now. When it comes to the exterior of a home, the size of windows came out on top, followed by the amount of windows. So, when staging your home to sell, be sure to clean your windows, lift your blinds and really show them off! Next came a porch or patio, shape of roof, material of siding, color of siding, and garage. Buyers are especially into outdoor space right now, so really clean up your yard and stage your porch or patio as an inviting place to hang out and entertain.

Inside the house, the winning feature by a landslide was the layout of the home. If you’ve got an open floor plan, or a great flowing layout, we’ll be sure to feature that in your listing. After that came storage space, flooring, having a primary bedroom suite, modern kitchen appliances, ceiling height, and kitchen island or eat-in kitchen. Again, we’ll be sure to mention these features in your listing if you have them!

Since the pandemic, buyers needs have also changed. In general, relocating buyers are looking for more space. They want bigger homes and bigger backyards. Buyers working from home are looking for a home office space. If kids are getting schooled at home, buyers are looking for desk space for the kids. For visiting family members, buyers are looking for guest suites or guest rooms. Outside, buyers in Texas appreciate backyard pools, outdoor kitchens, patios and porches, fences, fire pits, etc. These are all excellent features to mention right now in these changing times!

What home features do you dream of having? Whether you’re looking to sell, buy or both in the Katy real estate market, as your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help. Give me a call and let’s discuss your needs, your timeline, the current home-selling and/or home-buying process, and local market conditions. Now is an excellent time to work toward your real estate goals!

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What to Do with Rest of Summer in Katy TX

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Katy TX Summer Activities

It’s hard to believe, this year especially, that summer is already winding down. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to share some summer activity options here in Katy, so you can make the most of the summer weeks we still have left! As always, if you have Katy real estate market goals you’d like to achieve before summer’s end, give me a call. I’d love to help!

1.  Go fishing. There are lots of great places to go fishing in Katy, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly spot that won’t be too crowded, Katy Magazine shared some spots that are a little more hidden. These include fishing holes at Mary Jo Peckham Park, Mason Creek, Grand Lakes, Bear Creek and others. Choose a spot and make a day of it!

2.  Cool off with dessert. There is no better season to enjoy a delicious ice cream or gelato dessert! Katy has plenty of fun options. Creamistry prepares your dessert with liquid nitrogen and has 50 customizable flavors and toppings. Bubble Egg delivers a Hong Kong classic with numerous ice cream flavors and toppings paired with an egg waffle. Somi Somi has a Koren “Ah-Boong” dessert with goldfish-shaped waffle cones stuffed with a filling and soft serve. Freezy Frenzy has rolled ice cream. There are so many interesting varieties of frozen desserts to choose from!

3.  Go hiking or biking. Getting outside and getting exercise are both great ways to reduce stress and improve your health this summer. There are lots of places to walk or bike outdoors in Katy, within neighborhoods and at local parks. Bear Creek Park has a 2-mile walking trail. Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park has a 0.67-mile walking trail. George Bush Hike and Bike Trail has 11.36 miles of trail. Mason Creek Hike & Bike Trail is 2.35 miles with fishing access. Rick Rice Park has a 1-mile trail and a 20-mile trail. Check out the whole list to help you plan!

4.  Dine out. Support local restaurants and food trucks by giving yourself a night off from cooking! Whether you dine on a local patio, or grab food to go and eat it at home or in a park, you’ve got lots of options. Here’s a list of local food trucks, including Mingo’s Latin Kitchen, Bahama Mama’s, Daddy Duncan’s BBQ and more. Here’s a list of local restaurants with outdoor patios, including Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, Baker Street Pub & Grill, Black Walnut Cafe, Dish Society, Local Table, TaD’s Louisiana Cooking and many more.

You could also spend your last summer weeks going swimming, playing in the backyard, taking a mini road trip vacation, or spending time tackling clutter in your home, or completing home maintenance checklists. If you want to buy a Katy home or sell your Katy home before the end of summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the process, until your Katy real estate goals have been accomplished!

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Improve Your Katy TX Outdoor Space

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Backyard Upgrades for Katy TX Homeowners

This summer, homeowners are spending more time at home. Because people love to be outside during the summertime, this means homeowners are also spending more time in their backyards, and making upgrades and improvements to their outdoor space. Not only does this make outdoor space more fun and entertaining, but it can also increase your home value when you go to sell!

As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to share some of the top trends for this summer, and tips on how you can improve your own outdoor space, if you haven’t already.

According to Google Trends data from this summer, these are the most popular backyard trends, based on what people searched for on Google in the past six months:

  • Patio daybeds saw a 257 percent increase in Google searches. Can’t go wrong with some added outdoor comfort!
  • Small-space outdoor furniture saw a 243 percent increase in Google searches. Round or curved furniture is great for opening up small spaces.
  • Backyard bars saw a 192 percent increase. Outdoor kitchens saw a 106 percent increase. Eating outside is a great way to keep your inside cool during the summer. This could be anything from a grill set up with shelves for utensils, or a portable bar counter set up, to an all-out built-in setup.
  • Bright colors are making outdoor spaces more joyful, with “lemon yellow” seeing a 103 percent increase, and coral seeing a 50 percent increase. Ways to add color include furniture, furniture cushions, outdoor rugs or pillows, outdoor silverware, table umbrellas, curtains, etc.
  • Outdoor tiles saw a 174 percent increase. This is just one more way that homeowners are bringing the inside out. These work great on a covered patio or outdoor kitchen space.
  • Planters and gardens are gaining popularity, as planter searches were up 172 percent and planter walls were up 156 percent. Planters and gardens are a great way to add colorful foliage, shade and extra privacy to your outdoor space. If your space is small, vertical planters work great!
  • Fire pits never went out of style, but they’re even more popular now, with searches up 148 percent. Whether built-in or portable, backyard fire pits are a great way to gather the family for s’mores, music, stories or just peaceful together time.

What are some other ways you’ve improved your backyard space this summer? Fences are more popular, so kids and pets can roam freely. Backyard pools are popular, whether permanent or temporary, especially in the heat of Katy TX! Families with young kids have added playgrounds, jumpy houses, lawn games, water gadgets and more. There are lots of options available!

As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you’re enjoying your home and outdoor space this summer as much as possible. If this pandemic has made you realize that your home isn’t ideally set up for you, give me a call for help buying and/or selling in the Katy real estate market! Let’s find you a home that better suits you and your family’s growing needs in this changing world.

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Katy TX

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Fourth of July Fun in Katy TX

Though many 4th of July events have been canceled, it’s still a holiday weekend in Katy TX! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to offer you some tips on how to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Whether heading out to an event, or staying close to home, there are plenty of ways to have fun this July 4th weekend.

1.  City of Katy and Typhoon Texas are still hosting their annual fireworks show, with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. on July 4 at Katy Mills Mall! Event attendees are requested to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. All other planned activities have been canceled. Stake out a great spot early on to watch the fireworks!

2.  Outside of Katy, you can find fireworks at Shell Freedom Over Texas in Houston with live performances, and in Magnolia, Tomball, Rosenberg and Alvin. Sugar Land is hosting a virtual Fourth of July celebration and is offering Patriotic Take Home Party Packages for residents. More details on all of these events can be found here.

3.  What’s 4th of July weekend without some delicious barbecue? Katy has no shortage of that! Options include Midway Barbecue, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Harris County Smokehouse, Chuckwagon BBQ & Burgers, Brett’s Barbecue Shop, Red River BBQ & Grill, Spring Creek Barbecue and many, many others. Some of these are open for dine-in, some just for takeout or delivery. Call ahead and make reservations if dining in, or take it to go to enjoy a picnic.

4.  Go swimming! We’re in the peak of summer, nothing feels better than jumping into cool waters. Make reservation at Typhoon Texas Water Park, as they have timed entries right now. Head to your community pool if it’s open, or call your favorite public pool to see if it’s open. West Memorial is tentatively opening on July 4. If you have a backyard pool, or a kiddie pool, or even a sprinkler or slip ‘n slide, enjoy that at home!

5.  Host a 4th of July party. Invite your family or close friends over, if you feel comfortable doing so, or just throw a party for those who live in your house. Get red, white and blue decorations and have everyone wear their most patriotic outfits! Make fun red, white and blue recipes, like popsicles or cupcakes with colored frosting. Grill in the backyard with easy sides everyone loves. Make it a potluck if inviting guests. Make snow cones. Play yard games. Listen to patriotic music. Have a blast!

As your Katy real estate agent, I hope you enjoy Independence Day this weekend however you decide to celebrate! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals this summer, as a buyer, seller or both, I am here and ready to help. The rest of summer tends to fly by after the holiday, so don’t wait to accomplish your goals! Mortgage rates are historically low, buyers are eager, homes are selling fast, and I am here to help guide you every step of the way.

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Katy TX

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Katy TX Father’s Day Activities

This coming weekend is Father’s Day, so if you don’t have a plan for celebrating dad yet, as your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a guide to help you plan! While you may have to think a little more creatively this year, there are still plenty of great ways to celebrate dad in or near Katy TX:

1.  Go camping. We’ve all been cooped up at home, so this weekend is a great opportunity to go camping as a family and spend all your time outdoors! Some nearby camping options include Huntsville State Park, Livingston State Park, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Galveston Island State Park, Jellystone Park & Campgrounds, and more. These range anywhere from less than an hour from Katy, to four hours away.

2.  If you don’t want to commit to a whole weekend of camping, another great option is to get up early and plan a hike or bike ride on a nearby trail! You’ve got options in Cross Creek Ranch, Cinco Ranch, Elyson and more. You could also head to a nearby park, such as Bear Creek Park, Cullen Park, Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park, Fry Road Park and others. Find a whole list here!

3.  If dad doesn’t feel like grilling this weekend, take him to ErmaRose Winery in North Katy for some wine and BBQ! Daddy Duncan’s BBQ food truck now has a permanent location at the winery and will be serving up delicious food every Friday and Saturday night starting at 5 p.m.

4.  How long has it been since dad has been out to dinner at a restaurant? Effective June 12, restaurants are able to be open for dine-in at 75 percent occupancy. If dad has a favorite Katy restaurant, call ahead to make sure they are open and try to make a reservation. Here is a list of restaurants open at LaCenterra. There is still the option of takeout or delivery as well, to enjoy at home!

5.  Head to a pool to cool off, or head to Typhoon Texas for some water park fun! If you plan to visit Typhoon Texas, you must call ahead and make reservations. If you plan on visiting a community pool or public pool, visit the website or call ahead to see if there are any special requirements you need to follow right now.

6.  Enjoy a staycation at home. If you’d rather stay safe at home, there are plenty of ways to have fun while doing so this Father’s Day. Make dad his favorite meal, or have dad grill his favorite food in the backyard. Play yard games, watch dad’s favorite movie together, go camping in your backyard, splash around in your pool if you have one, cook s’mores in a fire pit, go for a bike ride around your neighborhood. Do whatever dad loves most!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! If you’ve got goals this summer for buying/selling in the Katy real estate market, give me a call. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you out!

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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.