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February Events in Katy TX!

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Katy TX Events this February 2020

The first month of the year and decade is almost over! Whether you’d like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras or just an extra day this Leap Year, Katy TX has you set with fun February events. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in, so you can avoid cabin fever and enjoy your month!

1.  ‘Into the Light’ Masterworks Concert at Seven Lakes High School will take place this Saturday, Feb. 1! Enjoy uplifting music from contemporary American composers performed by the Varsity Choir, Band and Orchestra. Tickets cost $10 or $5 for students.

2.  This Sunday, Feb. 2 is a KCM Super Bowl Watch Party! Bring the whole family to the Waters Church for dinner, the game on big screens, and a giant inflatable obstacle course for the kids to enjoy. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for teens, free for kids 12 and under.

3.  The Heart of Katy Spring Craft Show will take place Feb. 8-9 at Katy High School. Admission is free, so head out to browse arts and crafts made from local vendors and to purchase some original items!

4.  The Texas A&M Singing Cadets’ Spring Performance will take place Feb. 15 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the Signing Cadets are Texas A&M’s premier men’s chorus. Proceeds benefit the Katy A&M Club. Purchase a ticket for a great spring concert!

5.  Enjoy a date night at Painting with a Twist in February, a great Valentine’s Day activity! Many of their paintings for February are valentine-related. There is a hearts and unicorn painting for all ages, a moon with heart painting, lots of red-centric sunsets and scenery options, and even a heart pizza for all ages. However, if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of non-valentine options as well!

6.  MKT Distillery is hosting their second annual Cajun Festival on Feb. 22, starting at 12 p.m. Enjoy live music, crawfish, bounce houses and locally crafted cocktails. There will be a gumbo and cocktail contest as well! Proceeds benefit Katy Christian Ministries.

7.  The LaCenterra Farmers Market takes place monthly, even in the winter months! Next one takes place on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upcoming dates include March 22, April 26 and May 24. Stop by to stock up on local goods!

Enjoy your month here in Katy, and as always, when ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, give me a call! As your Katy real estate agent, I can tell you that February is becoming the new ‘spring real estate market,’ with buyers not wanting to wait until spring to find a home. Inventory is low, so it’s a great time for sellers to act! Whether you’d like to sell, buy or both this month, I’m here to help. Contact me as soon as you’re ready!

Mickie Cioccia

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Home Design Trends Coming & Going This Year

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Home decor trends for Katy TX homeowners

With each new year and decade, home design trends come and go! If you’re wondering what’s in and what’s out as a Katy homeowner, allow me to fill you in on what industry experts are saying. As your Katy real estate agent, I find it fun to keep up with, but also not imperative to follow. Trends change quickly and vary among regions, so take with a grain of salt and always first do what you love! If gearing up to sell your Katy home, contact your local agent to find out what’s trendy among local homebuyers.

What’s on its way out in 2020:

Accent walls – Painting one wall is losing interest. If you want to incorporate color into your home décor, go bold and paint all the walls, or use accessories to add bursts of color that are easy to swap out.

Rose gold – Rose gold may be reaching an expiration date, but designers say that pinks are still in, such as bold magentas and corals. Brass and nickel are also still in, but rose gold not so much.

Farmhouse style – This was huge for a while, but mass-produced farmhouse features have taken the unique personality out of it. Heirloom and vintage items are making a comeback for one-of-a-kind looks.

Gray neutrals – Gray has come and gone, and in place are warmer neutrals, such as light browns, beiges, creamy whites, champagne, mushroom, ochre, amber and jade.

Open floor plans – Believe it or not, younger buyers entering the market are starting to prefer more walls and privacy to the open floor plans that have been huge for the past decade.

What’s coming into style in 2020:

Simplicity – “Less is more” is becoming a popular mantra when it comes to home design. Less clutter and stuff, more impact from the stuff that is there. In are clean lines in furniture, natural elements, greenery and heirlooms or local souvenirs that tell a story.

Earth tones – Bringing the outside in is a great way to bring balance and serenity to interior space. Cool tones are transitioning into warm earth tones, like chocolate brown, yellow ochre, wine and olive green. This is true for walls and furnishings, but also for trim and ceilings.

Unique lighting – There are all sorts of cool, modern lighting fixtures available, which are beginning to take the spotlight in rooms! From chandeliers to pendant lighting, you can find anything from natural cut crystal to recycled glass or metals in freeform shapes.

Mixed metals – You don’t have to stick with only one metal for each space. Mixing brushed brass, silver and copper is becoming trendy. Just don’t mix too many in one space.

Conversational spaces – Thanks to smartphones and technology, we’re becoming more distracted and disconnected. Conversational spaces are a way to combat that, with spacious seating and lounging areas. Furniture arrangement encourages conversation and interaction.

What home design trends would you like to see come or go in 2020? When ready to achieve your Katy real estate goals, I’m here for you! Contact me, your Katy real estate agent, for help selling and/or buying this year in the Katy real estate market. Start as soon as today!

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Start Your Year Off With These Katy Activities

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Winter activities to enjoy in Katy TX

Happy New Year! Now that the hectic holidays are behind us, we can get on with our 2020 goals! If you have Katy real estate goals you’d like to accomplish this year, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent! I can answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the entire home-selling and/or home-buying process.

There are also plenty of events and activities to enjoy around town. Just because holiday events are ending, that doesn’t mean you have to sit around the house the rest of winter. Here’s a list of fun events to enjoy in the Katy TX area this January:

1.  Hike it Baby is a nonprofit that encourages families and children to get outside and walk, from birth to school age. From trail hikes to toddler crawls, there is something for everyone! A Hike it Baby: Toddler Parade is coming up Jan. 8 at Nottinham Park in Katy. This consists of toddlers leading the hike with push toys, followed by a picnic. You can find out more about this group, and how to sign up, on their website.

2.  January is a great month to try Painting with a Twist in Katy! Painting supplies and instruction are provided with ticket purchase, all you have to do is check out the calendar and choose which painting you want to create! There are adult and family-themed options. From almond tree blossoms to colorful dragons, you’re sure to find a painting you’d like to hang up in your house.

3.  Katy area libraries have lots of fun events this time of year as well. For example, Cinco Ranch Library has story times, family movie nights, toddler time, homework help and more for kids. For adults, they’ve got everything from Computers 101 classes to Tai Chi for Beginners, Merengue dance lessons, book clubs, chess days, digital photography classes, teen art workshops and so much more.

4.  Bring the kids to blow off some steam at Giggles and Fun in Katy! Every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., you can enjoy buy one get one half off admission. They’ve got jungle gyms, slides, blocks, soft toys, kid villages and more to keep kids of all ages busy for hours.

5.  The Katy Home & Garden Show is coming up Jan. 25-26 at Leonard E. Merrell Center! Want to complete some upgrades or renovations to your Katy home before selling, or just because? Check out the latest home design trends and meet experts who can help your renovation dreams become a reality.

Enjoy your month and these fun events and activities around town! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, give me a call. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to help you every step of the way. Why wait? Check your goals off your list immediately this year! Contact me!

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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.