October Fall Fun in Katy TX

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Visit fall festivals in Katy TX

October has arrived in Katy TX, which is prime time for fall fun! If you love fall, you’ll love the lineup of local events this month. As your Katy real estate agent, I fill you in each month on what’s coming up around town. Pull out your calendars and jot these down!

1.  The Katy Rice Festival is an annual family-friendly event every fall. This year’s fest runs Oct. 11-13 in downtown Katy. Friday night, enjoy “Octoberfest” with live music, a carnival, food trucks and beer garden. Saturday, enjoy a free parade. Saturday and Sunday, there will be arts and crafts, carnival fun, live music, food and drinks and more. Tickets cost $5 for adults Saturday and Sunday, kids 12 and under are free.

2.  Bring the family out to one of the Willowfork Fire Department’s three fire stations this Saturday, Oct. 12, in honor of National Fire Safety Week! From 1 to 4 p.m., you can meet your local firefighters while the kids enjoy a Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course and fun fire safety giveaways. There will also be a blood drive if interested in donating blood.

3.  Katy Market Day will be hosting a free British Car Show & Beer Garden on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy viewing and admiring British cars while sipping beer. What could be better for car enthusiasts? Plus, at Katy Market Day, you can browse and shop at more than 60 vendor booths while enjoying food trucks and a beer garden from No Label Brewery.

4.  Halloween is at the end of the month, so time for kids to stock up on candy! Trunk or Treat will take place at Living Word Lutheran Church on Oct. 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Kids from preschool to 5th grade can put on their costumes and head to the parking lot to trick-or-treat from car trunks, play carnival games, and enjoy snacks and refreshments.

5.  Another Trunk or Treat will also take place Oct. 27, this one from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Tays Junior High. It’s free and open to the public. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating in the parking lot from car trunks decked out to look like Halloween-themed front porches. There will also be bounce houses, games, a photo booth, and free popcorn and lemonade.

6.  Though not in October, mark your calendar for No Label Brewery’s Chili Cook-Off on Nov. 2! This takes place from 12 to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Show up hungry for chili! Kids 12 and under are free with adult admission.

Time to decorate with pumpkins, plan your Halloween costume, and enjoy these upcoming activities in Katy! This month is also a great time to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, as a buyer, seller or both, before the holidays arrive. Contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to help!

Mickie Cioccia

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Moving Tips for Katy Families with Kids

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Buying/Selling Tips for Katy Families

Whether selling, buying or both, the process of finding a home and moving is always a significant one, but it can be even more complex when kids are involved. There is more to pay attention to, and more to plan for. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to offer you some tips, so you feel confident when working toward your Katy real estate goals as a family!

1.  Consider the future. No matter how old your kids are now, it’s wise to think about how old they will be in the coming years, in your new living space. How many kids do you plan on having, and at what age will they no longer want to share rooms? How many rooms will you need? How much living space will make your family comfortable? Is a yard a must? Consider your needs vs. wants.

2.  Focus on location. The location of the home is just as important as the house itself, if not more important, when moving with kids. You can renovate a home, but you can’t change a location! Research how safe the area is. Pay attention to whether other families and kids live in the area. Find the closest parks, schools, daycares, etc.

3.  Find good schools. In a study done of buyers with kids, 53 percent said the quality of the school district is an important factor when buying, and 50 percent look for neighborhoods close to the schools. When moving with kids, it’s important to look into the school districts in which listings reside.

4.  Plan for showings. If selling at home with kids, it’s important to plan ahead for showings and open houses. Get your kids involved in the cleaning process, so toys can be put away in an organized manner. Have a plan for showings at a moment’s notice. Keep toys packed in the trunk, have snacks ready, and have a few ideas planned for where to go during this time. Make it fun so the kids don’t wear out from the process quickly.

5.  Prepare for a move. When you have kids, you tend to collect a lot of clutter. Start going through the kids’ items early, donating or selling any clothes or toys that they’ve grown out of. Pack up anything you can that you won’t need before the move.

6.  Talk to your kids. Sit your kids down and explain the process of moving, buying and/or selling to them. No matter how old they are, preparing them ahead of time, however much you can, will help the process go more smoothly. Help them cope with the physical process of moving as well as the emotional.

When you’re ready to accomplish your home-buying and/or home-selling goals in the Katy real estate market this fall, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here to answer any questions you may have, and to guide your family through the entire process, making it as stress-free as possible for you. Give me a call, let’s start today!

Mickie Cioccia

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6 Upcoming Fall Events in Katy, TX

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Katy TX Events this Fall

We’re midway through September, I guess we can say it’s fall now! With the changing of the seasons comes a plethora of new, exciting events and activities to look forward to throughout Katy, TX. As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in, so you can plan accordingly!

1.  Oktoberfest is taking place this Friday, Sept. 13, at No Label Brewing. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy live music from Auf Geht’s Musik, food by Sauerkraut, an Oktoberfest beer release, a limited edition stein and more. Can you think of a better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with lederhosen and steins? Prost!

2.  Live Music & Lawn Games take place at LaCenterra on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Head to the courtyard for music from Klockwork, which ranges from jazz and blues to Motown and funk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, or just plan to dance. You can purchase wine or beer from Sweet Paris.

3.  The Katy Alzheimer’s Walk is coming up Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. at LaCenterra. Whether you are affected by Alzheimer’s, you know someone who is, or you just want to offer your support, this annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds for care, support and research. Enjoy an opening ceremony, an entertaining warmup and the two-mile walk with others in the community. Sign up!

4.  Taste of LaCenterra is coming up on Oct. 3! From 6 to 9 p.m., you can enjoy small bites from new and established local restaurants, a variety of beer, wine and cocktails, live music, silent auction, photo booth, sketch artist and more. Buy tickets in advance! One hundred percent of ticket sales and silent auction proceeds benefit Katy-based charity Hope Impacts.

5.  The annual Pet Blessing will take place at the Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. on the church lawn. Bring your pets, furry, scaled or feathered, for a short service, pet parade and blessing. There will be look-alike and costume contests as well!

6.  Pinot’s Palette has all sorts of fall painting opportunities coming up! Check out your options on their calendar and register for a fun night out, painting fall trees, pumpkins, sunflowers, Halloween themes and more. This makes for a great date night or friends night!

Fall is also a great time of year to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, as a seller, buyer or both! Act now, between summer and the holiday season. Once the holidays arrive, everyone’s schedules get crazy! Give me a call now to discuss your real estate goals. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you accomplish them!

Mickie Cioccia

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Is It Time To Sell Your Katy Home?

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Katy TX Home Sellers – Are You Ready?

With Labor Day weekend upon us, this upcoming fall season might be the perfect time for you to consider selling your Katy home. As things settle down after the busy summer, fall can be a more peaceful time to sell, and you’ll be dealing with serious buyers. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the home-selling process!

If you’re not sure if now is the right time to sell, ask yourself these questions to help you decide:

1.  Are you outgrowing your home? This is the number one reason why Katy homeowners decide to sell. They need to upgrade to a bigger home! If you’re growing the size of your family and need more bedrooms and living space, now is the time to sell and move up, while mortgage rates are low.

2.  Is your home too big for you? On the other hand, if you’re soon retiring, or your kids have grown up and moved out, you may be feeling like your Katy home is just too big for what you need. If you feel like all you do is clean, or that the yard work is getting hard to keep up with, it may be time to downsize.

3.  Did your job situation change? If your job changed, your financial situation may have changed as well. If you were recently promoted or got a better paying job, you may be ready to move up to your dream home. If you got laid off, you may be wanting to downsize. Or perhaps you’d just like to move so that you have a shorter commute to work, or you’re closer to public transportation.

4.  Is your market suitable for sellers? If you’ve been thinking about selling your Katy home for a while, but have put it off, it’s wise to do it while the Katy real estate market is in prime condition for sellers. Fortunately, it is now! Home prices have been on the rise for years, but the increase has slowed and steadied. Home equity is looking good for sellers. Mortgage rates are low if you want to move up. Inventory is lower than average, so you have less competition from other sellers. It’s a great time to sell!

5.  Are you emotionally ready to sell? One of the hardest parts of selling is the emotional attachment you have to your home and the memories that took place there. However, if you’re thinking about selling, you must have a reason. Sometimes it helps to sit on the idea for a bit, but you may never feel completely ready. Get excited for the move by browsing listings, spending time in locations you’d like to live, talking with a professional agent, and decluttering a little at a time.

If you think this fall may be the right time for you to sell your Katy home, give me a call! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help!

Mickie Cioccia

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Upcoming Events in Katy TX

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Upcoming Katy Events & Activities

Many Katy, TX kids are starting school today! As a Katy real estate agent, I wish them all a happy and successful school year! If you’re feeling down about summer feeling like it’s over, have no fear. There are still plenty of fun events and activities to partake in around town in the coming weeks.

Here’s a schedule of upcoming activities to help you plan ahead:

1.  Head to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for Live Music & Lawn Games tomorrow, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Bryan Shane Band will be performing country hits, so bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music. Wine and beer will be available for purchase from The Cheese Bar Katy or See Paris.

2.  Katy Market Day is Aug. 17 this month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head to Historic Downtown Katy to shop boutiques, gift shops, antique stores and more, while also enjoying live music and food trucks.

3.  It’s time to start planning your fall gardens! Attend a free Green Thumb Gardening Lecture this Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Maude Smith Marks Library. These are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners. No reservations are needed, just show up! If you can’t make this one, other lectures on this same topic are available.

4.  If you’ve been wanting to start sewing, or to get better at your craft, check out the workshops at Quilt ‘n Sew in Katy. You can sign up for a special quilt making class, or sign up for their regular classes, such as Sit & Stitch, Bits & Pieces Sew-In, Just Plain Fun Thursday Sensation and others.

5.  Do you have an idea of how to make the world a better place, but you don’t know where to start? Head to Cinco Ranch Library for a workshop on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. titled, Starting and Running Your Own Nonprofit Organization. Could make for a great project this fall!

6.  Pinot’s Palette is a great place to check out when looking for a girl’s night out, a child’s activity or a date night. Their calendar shows the paintings that will be offered each day of the month. There is a special date night Aug. 17, a Paint Your Pet event Aug. 31, kids’ painting opportunities and more. Painting isn’t all they do, there is also a DIY chunky throw blanket workshop Aug. 20.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer and the beginning weeks of fall here in Katy TX! When you’re ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, now or in the coming season, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent. I am here to answer any questions you may have about the current market, or about the home-buying or home-selling process. There is no better time to start than now! Contact me today!

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Simple Staging Tips for Katy Home Sellers

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Staging Tips for Katy Home Sellers

When it comes time for you to sell your Katy home, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent! I can answer any questions you may have and can guide you through the entire home-selling process.

One of the easiest ways to attract potential buyers to your Katy home is to stage your home to sell. How much you stage is up to you, but there are some really simple steps you could take to improve the look of your home in photos and in person. These tried-and-true techniques help potential buyers imagine themselves living there.

1.  Make the first impression count. Most buyers see a photo of the front of the house first, and that is obviously what they will see first when visiting in person. Take some time to spruce up the front exterior and front entryway. Paint the front door, power wash the siding, and flank the entry with flowers pots.

2.  Swap out decorations. If you’ve got family photos or children’s artwork hanging on your walls, remove these personal items and swap them out for some neutral artwork. Ask your agent how much she recommends you hang on your wall. Landscaping prints are always a safe bet!

3.  Improve the furniture. If your rooms are overcrowded with furniture, remove some so your rooms are portrayed in the best light. Rearrange furniture so that they face each other and create social settings. If your furniture is really worn out, trade it in for newer items, or consider new pillows or slipcovers.

4.  Neutralize. If you’ve got any bold, out-of-the-ordinary design styles going on in your Katy home, consider neutralizing them, in order to appeal to the largest number of buyers. This may mean repainting some of your rooms a more neutral color, and removing any bold home accessories.

5.  Spend time on the kitchen. Buyers love their kitchens, so spend time making this room look spotless and attractive. Remove all clutter from counters and cabinets. Deep clean everything, from floors to grout lines. Display a few key items, such as a bowl of fruit or a vase of fresh flowers.

6.  Clean the bathrooms. Buyers also pay close attention to bathrooms. This is another area where you’ll want to remove as much clutter as possible, and really give it a deep cleaning. Once that is done, display a few items, such as clean white towels in a basket on your sink.

7.  Improve the backyard. Buyers love their outdoor space, so be sure to make your backyard look as inviting as possible. Wash your deck or patio, and stain or paint if necessary. Arrange patio furniture in an inviting way. Mow and water your lawn so it’s nice and lush. Store away lawn toys or tools.

These steps will get you well on your way to attracting buyers to your listing! When ready to sell in the Katy real estate market, or if you have questions about the home-selling process, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. I am here to help!

Mickie Cioccia

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Mid-Summer Events in Katy, TX

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Katy TX Summer Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickie Cioccia

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Make the Most of Open Houses as Katy Homebuyer

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Open House Tips for Katy Homebuyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickie Cioccia

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Summer Events to Enjoy in Katy TX

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Katy TX Summer & 4th of July Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mickie Cioccia

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

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Home Inspections for Katy Homebuyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.