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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!

Mickie Cioccia

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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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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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Spring Events Coming Up In Katy, TX

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Upcoming Katy TX Events

The spring season continues as a plethora of fun events and activities arrive in the Katy community! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what to look forward to in the coming weeks in Katy, TX. There is always something!

1.  Katy Wild West Brew Fest 2019 is this Saturday, April 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Katy Mills! This is hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy, so proceeds go to great causes. There are numerous ticket options, but the main event gets you a sampling card good for 12 craft beer samples and live entertainment. VIP tickets feature early admission, specialty beers and complimentary food. You can purchase more sample cards as you go.

2.  Relay for Life takes place in Katy this weekend, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Katy City Park. Put together a group or join a group and join the fight toward finding a cure for cancer and walking with others. Choose your campsite for the night, dedicate a luminaria to a loved one, or donate to a team.

3.  Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon will take place May 4 at Typhoon Texas in Katy! Kids ages 6-10 can sign up for the short course, which consists of a 100-meter swim, a two-mile bike ride and a one-mile run. Kids ages 11-15 can sign up for the long course, which consists of a 200-mile swim, a four-mile bike ride and a two-mile run. Participants can enjoy the park free of charge afterward!

4.  Taste of LaCenterra will take place May 9 at Cinco Ranch from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy small bites from new and favorite restaurants, a large selection of wine, beer and cocktails for purchase, live music by Danny Ray and the Acoustic Production, and a silent auction with items to bid on. Proceeds will benefit Katy-based charity Hope Impacts. You can view participating restaurants here!

5.  Other upcoming events at LaCenterra include the Farmers Market April 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays with Mommy on May 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., Camp Gladiator Bootcamp on May 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and Cinema Under the Stars on May 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. The move this month will be “Instant Family,” rated PG-13.

Enjoy the month ahead, and before you know it, school will be out for summer! If you’d like to achieve your Katy real estate market goals before summer arrives, either as a seller, buyer or both, give me a call! As your Katy real estate agent, I can answer your questions and help guide you through the home-selling and/or home-buying process.

The sooner you contact me, the sooner you’ll accomplish your real estate goals and be living where you want, able to spend all of your time enjoying your new home and all of the fun activities available in the Katy community. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia

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March Events in Katy, TX

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Spring into fun in Katy, TX this March

As we transition to longer days during the month of March, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the transition from winter to spring in Katy, TX! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on upcoming events in the Katy community, so you can make the most of the month ahead:

1.  The Little Gym in Katy will host a Spring Break Camp from March 11 through March 15, from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. each day. This is open to kids age three to eight who are bathroom independent. Titled ‘Warrior Pack,’ kids will make their way through obstacle courses fit for ninja warriors! They’ll build strength, agility and more while making new friends along the way.

2.  If you love ‘The Addams Family’ movie, then you’ll love The Addams Family: A Musical Comedy, coming to the British International School of Houston in Katy March 21-23 at 7 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. Watch your favorite characters in this quirky family come alive with song and dance.

3.  The 2019 Katy Taste Fest will take place Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Head to Villagio Town Center for this family-friendly outdoor food fest. Make sure you arrive hungry, because some of Katy’s best restaurants will be serving up a variety of options for every taste bud. There will also be live music, cooking demos, beer and wine vendors for the adults, and a Kids Zone for the kids, complete with inflatables, face painting and more. Tickets are available to purchase ahead of time!

4.  Coming up at LaCenterra this month is Mondays with Mommy on March 4 from 10 to 11 a.m., Cinema Under the Stars – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ – on March 16 from 7 to 10 p.m., and the Farmers Market at LaCenterra on Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available for each of these events on the LaCenterra website, but they are all great ways to meet others in the community while having fun!

5.  Chick-fil-A locations in Katy have plenty of upcoming events to look forward to this March. Preschool Playhouse is March 5 and 6, with Paloma Trails Ponies, and Family Night is March 5, with Rodeo Night. Then March 19 and 20 is Preschool Playhouse again, with an Inflatable Carnival, and Family Night is March 19, also with an Inflatable Carnival.

Enjoy your month in Katy, TX! If you’d like to make a jumpstart on your Katy real estate market goals, as a buyer, seller or both this spring season, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent! Now is the time to accomplish your real estate goals, before summer arrives. If you have questions about the local market, or aren’t sure how to begin the home-buying and/or home-selling process, we’re here to help.

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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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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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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!

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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.