How to Sell and Buy Simultaneously in Katy TX

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Selling and Buying in Katy real estate market

If you are ready to sell your current Katy home so that you can move up to your dream home, downsize or relocate, the thought of selling and buying simultaneously might seem overwhelming. However, as your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help you get it done!

Here are a few strategies that can help the process go as smoothly as possible:

1.  Understand your local market. Contact an agent and discuss current market conditions. Find out if the market is more a seller’s market or a buyer’s market, and what homes like yours are selling for. This will help you determine when you should put your home on the market. If homes are selling fast, you might want to begin your home search first. If they’re taking a while, you might be safe to list and then search for a home, as other sellers will take you more seriously.

2.  Consider an inspection and appraisal before listing. Getting these out of the way early will help you determine if any issues will come up in the home-selling process. This way, you can make any repairs necessary, and price your home properly, so the sale of your home runs more smoothly. Also, knowing what you can get for your home will help you house hunt appropriately for your new home.

3.  Plan carefully. Determine which order of things will work best for your schedule. If you sell first, it’ll make getting a mortgage easier. You might have to do it this way. But if you sell first, you may also need to find temporary living until you buy, so plan accordingly for that. If you buy first, moving is easier, but then you’ll have two house payments to juggle and possibly a harder time getting a new mortgage loan.

4.  Have a backup plan. It’s important to plan, but it’s also important to realize that your plan might not go as you expect, as there are so many other people and things in the equation. No matter which way you hope things will go, plan for where you will live if you sell first unexpectedly, or come up with a financial plan if you buy first unexpectedly.

5.  Know your financial options.  If selling first, consider a rent-back agreement, where you can remain in your property in exchange for a lower selling price or rent paid to the buyers. If buying first, consider a contract contingency, which allows your new home purchase to be dependent on the sale of your old home, or a bridge loan, which allows you to own two homes simultaneously without a second down payment handy. Talk to your agent and lender about your options!

Don’t let fear hurdle you into the unknown, unprepared. As a Katy real estate agent, I can help you sell and buy, and I can help answer all of your questions about the process and about the Katy real estate market. Don’t delay living the life you want! Give me a call and let’s get started!

Mickie Cioccia

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Katy TX Events during February 2019

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Enjoy February in Katy with this lineup of events

Many people find the winter months to be dull and drab, but they don’t have to be! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on fun events and activities taking place in the Katy TX area in the coming month. Katy is a wonderful place to call home for families, groups of friends and anyone looking for a close community with lots of fun options!

  • This weekend, Feb. 1-3, head to Tompkins High School Performing Arts Center for a showing of ‘Once On This Island.’ A fearless peasant girl sets out to find her place in the world, guided by the island gods. Tickets cost $12 for students and $15 for adults.
  • The Katy Half Marathon will take place this weekend, Feb. 2! Running options include a kids 1k, 5k, full half marathon and half marathon relay, starting from Katy Mills Mall. Registration includes race bib with tag for accurate timing, race photos, finisher’s medals and more. You can still sign up!
  • If you’ve been wanting to try goat yoga, this Saturday is your chance! Goat Yoga at Sunset takes place Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. in Katy. This is just like regular yoga, but with friendly goats wandering around you. Cost is $33 per person.
  • The 2nd Annual Designer Purse Bingo is at No Label Brewing Co. on Feb. 2 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Join them for Bags, Bingo & Bubbles while proceeds benefit Stuff the Sleigh! A limited number of general admission and reserved seat tickets will be available.
  • The Little Gym of Katy is hosting their Grand Re-Opening and Birthday Party on Friday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is open to everyone. Enjoy games, activities, raffles, birthday cake, enrollment specials and more!
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cane Island by attending the Couples Sushi Making Class on Feb. 16. They’ve also got a Chili Cook Off planned for Feb. 23 and a Movie on the Lawn Feb. 1 and Feb. 22.
  • The Farmers Market at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is back once a month during the winter season! It takes place on the fourth Sunday of each month, which is Feb. 24 and then March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on honey, cheese, eggs, seasonal vegetables and more from local vendors.
  • Every Monday, parents meet for a walk at Cinco Ranch Beach Club and walk 2.5 miles around the lake and neighborhood. They stop at Proud Pie for coffee and a snack. The trails are great for strollers or for older kid who can handle the walk. Mingle with other parents while getting exercise!

Enjoy your month in Katy! When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent. Real estate doesn’t take a pause in the winter months, so why should your home-buying and/or home-selling goals? Give me a call now and you could be settled in by spring!

Mickie Cioccia

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Home Repairs or Renovations to Consider Before Selling

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Katy home repairs to consider before selling

If you’d like to sell your Katy home sometime this year, now is the time to consider whether any home repairs or renovations should be done. You may not want to spend money on improving your home right before selling it, but doing so could help you sell your home faster and for more money, depending on what shape your home is in now.

As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what repairs or renovations are worth doing. While some could help you sell your home for a higher asking price, others won’t have that same effect. Not all upgrades are equal when it comes to ROI, or return on investment!

Let’s first discuss repairs. If your home has issues that could make or break a sale, it’s wise to fix these ahead of time. Here are three examples of repairs that support a higher asking price:

  • Fixing flooring flaws – If your hardwood has scratches in it, your linoleum has stains or looks dull, or your carpet is ratty, outdated or smelly, this is definitely something that will quickly turn buyers away. According to NAR’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Report, homeowners will spend an average of $3,000 to refinish hardwood floors, but they’ll recoup 100 percent of that cost at resale.
  • Repairing water stains – If you’ve got plumbing issues, you should definitely have those repaired, as they will come up in a home inspection. You should also take care of leftover water stains, as this may mislead buyers into thinking there are still issues, and they’re unsightly! Fix water-stained ceilings for about $670, and repair drywall for $1.50 per square foot.
  • Touching up grout – Yellow or cracked grout will turn off buyers, and this is a simple way to improve the look of floors, backsplashes, bathtubs, etc. This is also one of the cheapest upgrades you can make, as re-grouting costs start as low as $1 to $2 per square foot.

More information about these top three repairs for home sellers can be found in this Realtor Magazine article. Then check out this KCM Crew article if interested in renovations that yield great ROI. These include:

  • Minor bathroom remodel, yielding 102 percent ROI
  • Upgraded landscaping, yielding 100 percent ROI
  • Minor kitchen remodel, yielding 98.5 percent ROI
  • Exterior improvements, yielding 95.5 percent ROI

While these types of upgrades aren’t necessary before selling, unless your home is very outdated, they are great options for Katy homeowners who aren’t ready to sell yet, but who would like to in the coming years. Or, if your home does need an upgrade before selling, rest assured that these efforts will yield great ROI when you list in the Katy real estate market!

If you’ve got questions about the market, or you’re ready to begin the home-selling process now, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the entire process, until your 2019 real estate goals are a reality!

Mickie Cioccia

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Start 2019 with Fun Events in Katy, TX!

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Katy TX Events this January

Happy New Year from your Katy real estate agent! If 2019 is the year that you’d like to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, as a seller, buyer or both, I am here to help! Contact me anytime this year to ask questions about the market, or to begin the home-selling and/or home-buying process.

If you’d like to get some fun events on the 2019 calendar, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a list of upcoming events and activities in Katy, TX this first month of January:

1.  Enjoy free, family-friendly Bingo tomorrow, Jan. 3, at Growler USA. This is a great activity for winter break! Kid and adult prizes will be available for winners. It begins at 6 p.m. but usually fills up before that, so arrive early or make reservations ahead of time.

2.  If you’ve got fitness goals for the New Year, Crossfit Annihilation in Katy is offering a lineup of free community workouts on every first Saturday of the month. This Saturday, Jan. 5, is this month’s free class, a gymnastics session for all levels. Class is from 10-11 a.m.

3.  Make 2019 your best year yet by attending a Vision Board Workshop this Saturday at Zazen Wellness with Success Coach Erica Torres-Dudziak and Artist Nicole Bray. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you’ll create a vision board with goals for this year, one that you can display proudly. Get tickets!

4.  If your kids love Harry Potter, they’ll love the Magic Potions & Eruptions class taking place this Sunday, Jan. 6, at Funtastik Labs. This begins at 1:30 p.m. and is fun for ages 4-12. They can witness everyday compounds being combined to create awesome scientific reactions! Tickets cost $18 ahead of time.

5.  On Jan. 18, head to Cane Island for a Movie on the Lawn. ‘Small Foot’ will be showing from 6-8 p.m. They’ll have popcorn and food trucks available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to help you enjoy the movie.

6.  The Spring Katy Home & Garden Show will take place Jan. 26-27 at the Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion! This is a great chance for Katy homeowners to witness the latest home design trends, to gain inspiration for home improvement projects, and to meet local companies who can help. Lots of speakers and workshops available to attend as well.

This list can get you started toward a great, fun year for the whole family in Katy, TX! Enjoy January, and when ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, give me a call. Why wait? Now is a great time to sell, buy or both, and then you’ll be settled in for the rest of the year! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and always ready to help you turn those real estate dreams into a reality.

Happy New Year, I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia

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Prepare Your Katy Home for Holiday Guests

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Katy TX Holiday Home Prep

Are you hosting a holiday gathering at your Katy home in the coming week? Cooking all that food in your kitchen, and having that many people in your house, can take a toll on any homeowner! To help you prepare, as your Katy real estate agent, here are some tips I collected for you:

1.  Clean your kitchen appliances. Give your microwave a good scrubbing, especially if it is above the stove and acts as a ventilator. Use a degreasing spray on it, and on your stovetop, to prevent any grease fires. Clean the outside of the oven, but don’t use the self-clean cycle. This is hard on most ovens, and you don’t need that going out right before the big day!

2.  Prepare your refrigerator. Go through your condiments and toss anything that is expired. Eat leftovers leading up to your big holiday gathering, so that there is plenty of space for appetizers, dinner and leftovers. Organize and clean, as lots of people will be going in and out of the fridge.

3.  Prepare the bathroom. Clean, organize, declutter. Take everything off the sink that doesn’t need to be there. Then make a guest bathroom station with soap, lotion, extra towels, whatever you think a guest may need, so you don’t need to be bothered with these things on the big day. Keep a plunger and extra toilet paper handy as well!

4.  Prepare the entryway. Outside, make sure your front porch light is working, and consider lighting your walkway, so there are no slips on your guests’ way in. Inside, remove clutter from your foyer and consider a welcome mat for shoes, a coat rack, a bench where guests can remove shoes, etc.

5.  Child-proof the main living areas if you have lots of children coming. Move lamps, vases and other breakables from table edges. Block stairways to prevent falls. Purchase some plastic cups, or sippy cups, depending on the children’s ages.

6.  Set up a drink station. Drinks are something that most guests can handle on their own, so one less thing for you to manage. If guests are staying with you, set up a morning coffee station. For the gathering, set up a counter or table for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Have glasses, an ice bucket, utensils, beverages, garnishes, whatever you feel the need to include!

7.  Prepare appetizers and desserts ahead of time. Whether you need to cook or bake, or just set them up on a tray, do this before guests arrive to cut down on your to-do list. Consider a potluck too, so you have less cooking to worry about, and more merriment to enjoy!

8.  Set up extra seating. Set up chairs where you hope guests will hang out. Face furniture toward each other, to create ideal social situations. If you need more seating, ask your guests to bring some chairs!

The important thing is to stress less and enjoy more. As your Katy real estate agent, I wish you a happy holiday season! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals in the New Year, give me a call!

Mickie Cioccia

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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!

Mickie Cioccia

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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!

Mickie Cioccia

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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!

Mickie Cioccia

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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!

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Katyites | Powered by © Katy Real Estate, Texas Real Estate - use Katyites Real Estate to find real estate in Katy Real Estate or other Texas real estate. Use our home buyer tools to research all aspects of the Katy Real Estate housing market including Katy Real Estate neighborhood information, Katy Real Estate home loans, and Katy schools. Whether looking for homes for sale in Katy Real Estate or Katy Real Estate apartments for rent, Yahoo! Real Estate can help. Our Katy real estate market snapshot gives you an overview of the housing market in Katy Real Estate, TX - easily find Katy Real Estate housing market prices, housing inventory statistics such as number of listings, median home price, home price trends, and monthly real estate market trends. Once you have a better sense for the Katy real estate market, search our Katy Real Estate foreclosures, Katy Real Estate new homes, Katy Real Estate classifieds, Katy Real Estate rentals, or all Katy homes for sale. From the award winning KatyISD school district, to the tremendous value in luxury homes in great family subdivisions like Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, Seven Meadows, Green Trails, Kelliwood, Nottingham, Windsor Park, Cross Creek Ranch, and Falcon Ranch, to world class hospitals and medical facilities that have the Katy area being dubbed "Med Center West"

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.