Just Listed – 24502 Pelican Drive, Katy, TX

24502 Pelican Hill Drive, Katy, TX

MLS #: 89781640
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5

Welcome to a beautifully custom built home in a quiet, gated community. With a brick exterior and plenty of great landscaping, it won’t take long to fall in love with this home. Situated on a premium golf course, this home boasts an array of desirable amenities and more.

Upon entrance, notice both hardwood and tile flooring displayed throughout much of the home. In the formal living room, find space for relaxing, entertaining or hosting a special occasion. Transitioning into the kitchen, gorgeous tile flooring, granite counter tops and an abundance of wooden cabinetry sets the tone for any aspiring chef. For any meal, retreat to the formal dining room where hardwood flooring and overhead lighting create the ultimate dining atmosphere for both casual and formal occasions. Expecting company? Show guests to the sizable family room complete with an elegant gas log fireplace and large windows to let the light stream in.

At the days end, escape to the master bedroom suite, located on the main level of the home. High ceilings, large windows, a sizable walk-in closet and more than enough space to accommodate a king sized bed make this the perfect place to create your own in-home oasis. An attached master bathroom with a double sink vanity and ample closet space offer both privacy and luxury. Three additional bedrooms located in the upper level of the home create extra sleeping quarters for both resident and guest accommodations, while a large game room suitable for both work and play provides the ideal location for group gatherings.

Don’t let this one get away! Additional features include a detached two gar garage, a community pool and a pristine location.

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Made in the USA

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American . . .

This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn’t want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are just as good.

Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper. We are being brain washed that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don’t buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in China and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree….50 cents each and made in USA .

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments… They were all made in China .  The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking …..

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.. Let’s get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico … Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything….
Good idea . . .. One light bulb at a time . . ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger . .. . I needed 60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.  I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, ” Everyday Value …” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats they were the same except For the price . . . The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE
Was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here…

So on to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets… Yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada … The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

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Coming to Katy soon…Alicia’s Mexican Grille

Location will be next to HEB on Pin Oak.  Alicia’s Mexican Grille has been noted as the finest Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston, TX.  

“Everything is made with the freshest of ingredients, and with the best fish, chicken and beef. We cook to-order, pan sauté most entrées, and present each dish in an upscale way that pleases the eye first, and then the palate.” David Herrera

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Most expensive home of the month, Katy TX

Luxury at its finest in Katy, TX!  With a price tag of $1,499,000 this home is the most expensive home in Katy.  Featuring 6 spacious bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Both formals, media room and gameroom. Gourmet island kitchen boast of granite counters, travertine backsplash and stainless appliances…perfect for the chef of the house! Stunning wide plank wood floors extend throughout this elegant home. Check out the sparkling pool and outdoor living area with kitchen and fireplace.  For more information on this property please call 281-948-1718.

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Katy Home and Garden Show, January 28-29, 2012

Start the new year renovating or decorating your home the way you always dreamed of.  Make it out to the 6th Annual Katy Home & Garden Show for all the ideas and information you need!   Over 300 exhibits from reputable companies.  The one-stop shopping includes decorating, gardening, remodeling, window treatments, home theater, landscaping, kitchens & baths, do-it-yourself, flooring, windows & doors, siding, heating/cooling and a myriad of other home related products and services.  For information on pricing and times visit  http://katyhomeandgardenshow.com/

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Now Open: Dulce Bakery & Cafe, Katy TX

Dulce offers cupcakes, cakes, pastries and so much more! Located in front of Westheimer Lakes North subdivision in Katy TX.  For more info visit http://dulcebakerycafe.com/

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Stein Mart is opening a new location in Katy TX


The new location will be in the Grand Lakes Market Place which is at the corner of Hwy 99 and Fry Rd.  Stein Mart carries recent trends for women and men as well as home décor, accessories and shoes at a discounted price.

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Why isn’t your Katy, TX home selling?

If you are a Katy, TX  seller who knows me, you know I have drilled you over and over on how important it is for your property to show like a model.  You may think I’m exaggerating and may even think that buyers don’t really care if your house is organized or if it is staged, but you are wrong.

When there is a lot of competition, it is crucial that your property stands out, that your house shows better, that you have more to offer.  If a real estate buyer is looking at 2 very similar Katy, TX homes in the same location with similar price ranges, they will always pick the property that is clean, pretty and organized.  There is a psychological factor that tells that buyer that the person that is selling the pretty and organized home “takes care” of their home, it also feels more welcoming and ultimately the property they want to buy.

Don’t leave it up to chance! There are properties that are just sitting unsold for months, even years!  Is it worth a little trouble of your time to make your house show the best way possible? I really hope so.

When we list a property, we send our stagers to meet with our seller customers and go into detail about what needs to happen to the property for it to be in “showing condition”.  Of course we understand that sometimes circumstances don’t allow for extreme measures, but there are key factors that need to happen for a property to sell, ignoring those factors will only keep your house on the market longer and will determine how motivated you are to sell.

Any Katy, TX Realtor will tell you that decluttering is the single most important factor when selling a home today.  If you refuse to do anything else, you must at least declutter your property.

How do you declutter a home?

*Put away small decorative items
*Leave all surfaces clear – including top of dressers and tables
*Put away personal items like photographs
*Pick up the mess!
*Empty closets out as much as possible
*If you have too much furniture, store it or get rid of it!
*Remember you are not selling your belongings, you are selling the home.

By not taking the time to make your home look presentable, you are sending a message that you are either not motivated to sell, or even worse, that your house is worth less than what the market calls for.

Please don’t be stubborn! We, as your Realtors will do our job, will market aggressively and will do everything in our power for your property to sell, but we are not magicians and will need your total cooperation to get the job done.  You can look at it as a team effort, all parties need to do their part to get results.

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Whole Foods to open in Katy TX

Whole Foods has confirmed plans for a new store in Katy, TX.  The 37,000 sq. ft. location will be opening in 2013 at the corner of Fry Rd. and Grand Parkway.  Across from the HEB.  Whole Foods started back in 1980 with one store in Austin, TX and now has over 310 stores in the North America and United Kingdom.  Whole Foods is the world’s leader in natural and organic foods.  For more information on Whole Foods Market visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/

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Welcome home Alex Mayo of Katy Tx

The 2009 Cinco Ranch High School Grad is coming home from Iraq on Thursday!  Welcome home Alex Mayo!

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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.