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What to Do with Rest of Summer in Katy TX

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Katy TX Summer Activities

It’s hard to believe, this year especially, that summer is already winding down. As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to share some summer activity options here in Katy, so you can make the most of the summer weeks we still have left! As always, if you have Katy real estate market goals you’d like to achieve before summer’s end, give me a call. I’d love to help!

1.  Go fishing. There are lots of great places to go fishing in Katy, but if you’re looking for a family-friendly spot that won’t be too crowded, Katy Magazine shared some spots that are a little more hidden. These include fishing holes at Mary Jo Peckham Park, Mason Creek, Grand Lakes, Bear Creek and others. Choose a spot and make a day of it!

2.  Cool off with dessert. There is no better season to enjoy a delicious ice cream or gelato dessert! Katy has plenty of fun options. Creamistry prepares your dessert with liquid nitrogen and has 50 customizable flavors and toppings. Bubble Egg delivers a Hong Kong classic with numerous ice cream flavors and toppings paired with an egg waffle. Somi Somi has a Koren “Ah-Boong” dessert with goldfish-shaped waffle cones stuffed with a filling and soft serve. Freezy Frenzy has rolled ice cream. There are so many interesting varieties of frozen desserts to choose from!

3.  Go hiking or biking. Getting outside and getting exercise are both great ways to reduce stress and improve your health this summer. There are lots of places to walk or bike outdoors in Katy, within neighborhoods and at local parks. Bear Creek Park has a 2-mile walking trail. Eagle Ranch West Pocket Park has a 0.67-mile walking trail. George Bush Hike and Bike Trail has 11.36 miles of trail. Mason Creek Hike & Bike Trail is 2.35 miles with fishing access. Rick Rice Park has a 1-mile trail and a 20-mile trail. Check out the whole list to help you plan!

4.  Dine out. Support local restaurants and food trucks by giving yourself a night off from cooking! Whether you dine on a local patio, or grab food to go and eat it at home or in a park, you’ve got lots of options. Here’s a list of local food trucks, including Mingo’s Latin Kitchen, Bahama Mama’s, Daddy Duncan’s BBQ and more. Here’s a list of local restaurants with outdoor patios, including Antonia’s Italian Ristorante, Baker Street Pub & Grill, Black Walnut Cafe, Dish Society, Local Table, TaD’s Louisiana Cooking and many more.

You could also spend your last summer weeks going swimming, playing in the backyard, taking a mini road trip vacation, or spending time tackling clutter in your home, or completing home maintenance checklists. If you want to buy a Katy home or sell your Katy home before the end of summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here and ready to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the process, until your Katy real estate goals have been accomplished!

Mickie Cioccia | Broker Associate

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Why to Sell Your Katy Home in 2020

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Katy TX Home Sellers 2020

If you’ve been thinking about selling your Katy home for a while now, the waiting game is over! The conditions of the Katy real estate market make 2020 the ideal year for selling. As your Katy real estate agent, here are four main reasons for this:

1.  New buyers are eager. Because mortgage rates are low and home price growth has become more gradual, homebuyers are out and eager to buy. It’s always smart to sell when buyers are entering the market, and especially when inventory is as low as it is right now! This means more buyers will look at your listing.

2.  Interest rates are still low. Mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout most of 2020, which will help buyers obtain first-home purchases or move-up dream homes. If you are wanting to sell your Katy home so you can move up to your dream home, this is good news for you, too. You should be able to obtain a low mortgage rate for your future mortgage loan!

3.  You have high equity. Most Katy homeowners are surprised to learn how much equity they have in their home at this time, if they’ve been living there for at least a couple of years. The more equity you have, the more profit you’ll likely see when you sell. This could mean a large down payment on your next house, or it could mean a large sum of money to help you retire, travel, start a business, etc.

4.  The future is unpredictable. None of the 53 professional forecasters from the National Association for Business Economics expect a recession in 2020, which is great news for home sellers. However, GDP is expected to slow, so 2021 is an unknown. No one expects another housing crisis like the last one, but it’s smart to sell before a recession, because home prices might stall or start to decline.

As you can see, there are plenty of fantastic reasons to sell now! In fact, if you’re ready to list soon, you should, as there may be many listings coming to the Katy real estate market this spring, due to the great conditions for home-selling this year. Beat the competition and list this winter! Buyers are already out and eager to buy.

As your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you sell. My team provides a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to sell your home. Our approach includes targeted Facebook advertising, email marketing, content marketing, personalized 1-to-1 outreach and more. Find more information on our home-selling approach. If you’re still not sure you’re ready to sell, start by finding out your home’s current value for free.

If you have questions about the home-selling process, or you’re feeling ready to sell, give us a call! We are here and ready to help you achieve all of your Katy real estate goals this year!

Mickie Cioccia

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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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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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Holiday Events in Katy TX!

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Katy TX Holiday Events this December

December is here, which means a whole slew of holiday events are coming your way in Katy, TX! If you don’t find yourself in the holiday spirit yet, these events will surely help you get there, and can give you a break from the stress that often comes with the holidays. As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a list of upcoming events to get excited for!

1.  The Katy Christmas Tree Lighting will take place tomorrow, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in front of Katy City Hall. Enjoy a Christmas story, entertainment from a local choir and dance company, Santa sightings and photos, hot chocolate and cookies, and the lighting of the tree, of course!

2.  Holiday Home Tour takes place Dec. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m., and Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. These tours allow you to view local Katy homes filled with beautiful holiday décor! This is a great way to motivate you to decorate, or to give you some fresh decorating ideas. Proceeds go to a great cause, and there will also be silent auction baskets and decorated wreaths available.

3.  Katy’s Old Fashioned Christmas Festival is this Saturday, Dec. 7! Don’t miss this family-friendly tradition. It’s free to attend and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Katy. Get some holiday shopping done at the Christmas market, featuring produce, arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry and more. Enjoy carolers, food trucks, entertainment, and the main attraction, 50,000 pounds of snow! The kids can meet Santa, the adults can enjoy the beer garden, and everyone can get in the festive spirit.

4.  Messiah Singalong at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church will take place Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. For more than a decade, the Chancel Choir at St. Peter’s has been performing Part I and the Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s Messiah! It’s free to attend, and sheet music will be available if you want to sing along!  They also have a Christmas Concert on Dec. 15, along with other Christmastime activities to check out.

5.  Santa is at Katy Mills all month long, through Dec. 24! On Dec. 8, children with special needs can visit Santa during a special sensory-friendly Caring Santa day. On Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 24, kids can enjoy Breakfast with Santa at Rainforest Café!

6.  Fantastical Christmas Concert at LaCenterra will take place Dec. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. This will be a night of Christmas songs and classic rock mashups from Frank Hart & Friends on LaCenterra’s Central Green! Enjoy music, prizes, dancing, elves and more. You can get some shopping done while you’re there, too! Check out the website for items you can bring to donate to great causes.

Enjoy your holiday season! If your Katy TX dream home is on your wish list, give me a call, your Katy real estate agent! I am here year-round to help you achieve your Katy real estate goals.

Mickie Cioccia

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Accomplish Your Katy Real Estate Goals During The Holidays!

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Katy TX Holiday Real Estate Market

I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth would anyone want to buy and/or sell real estate during the holiday season?! As your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on some unknown perks! If you’re hoping for less competition from other buyers and sellers, for example, or you’re on a tight moving schedule, now might be the ideal time for you to work toward your Katy real estate market goals.

1.  Less Competition. Whether you’re buying, selling or both, this rings true. In general, there are less people dealing with real estate right now. Most people just want to enjoy the holidays. But this is good news for sellers, because there will be fewer houses on the market, and more buyers will check out your house. This is good news for buyers, because there is less chance of a bidding war, and you might have more negotiating power.

2.  Faster Transactions. Because there are fewer real estate transactions during the holidays, the process tends to go faster for all those involved. It’s easier to set up mortgage loan appointments, showings, home inspections, appraisals, closings, etc., because all of these professionals have a less busy schedule than usual. If hoping to move by the time the kids go back to school after the holidays, it could be doable if you act fast!

3.  Tax Advantages. If you’d like to take advantage of tax benefits as soon as possible, accomplishing your real estate goals by year’s end will allow you to do so a year sooner than otherwise in some cases. Homeownership brings numerous tax perks, such as mortgage interest deduction, property tax deduction and others.

4.  Winter Staging. When selling, you can take advantage of the holiday season by incorporating it into your home staging. Everyone loves some holiday magic happening inside the home! While you should keep decorating to a minimum, some neutral lights and garland can really brighten up your home and make it feel more cheerful during this otherwise dark time of year.

5.  Realistic Picture. On the other hand, buying during the winter is smart, because buyers can view homes in their least appealing season. It’s easy to make a house and yard beautiful during bright summer days and flowery spring days, but you can notice more potential issues during the winter. Check for drafts, bad lighting and inconsistent heating. However, make sure your home inspector checks the heat and air conditioner, no matter what season it is.

As you can see, there are perks to accomplishing your Katy real estate market goals during the holidays! Sometimes, homeowners just need to move now because of an uncontrollable circumstances, such as a new job or aging parents. As your Katy real estate agent, I am here for you! Whether buying, selling or both, I work year-round to help you accomplish your real estate goals. Give me a call as soon as you’re ready to get started!

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Exciting November Events in Katy TX

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Katy TX Events this November

How is it November already?! Time flies, and holiday season is upon us! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on exciting events coming up this month in Katy. Whether looking to start your holiday fun, or just looking for some live music or volunteering opportunities, I’ve got you covered:

1.  Volunteer to “Put Down Roots” during the Katy Prairie Conservancy’s largest restoration effort ever! On Nov. 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., volunteers will help transplant native prairie plants. Snacks and water will be provided, bring a reusable water bottle! Free to join.

2.  Head to Historic Downtown Katy for Ladies Night on Nov. 7! Businesses will stay open late, so grab your friends and enjoy shopping special sales, door prizes, snacks, beverages and more from 3 to 8 p.m. Also, Katy Market Day is Nov. 16 this month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Katy. Browse vendors, enjoy live music and grab food at a food trucks.

3.  Before the holiday season hits, head to No Label Brewery on Nov. 22 to sit back and enjoy some live music while sipping on local brews. From 5 to 8 p.m., Justin Kemp will perform your favorite classic rock songs from 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

4.  Get some holiday shopping done early by attending the Home for the Holidays Christmas Market at Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy Nov. 22-24! Here you’ll find handmade items, such as candles, jewelry, gourmet foods, clothes, home décor, wreaths and more, from more than 200 vendors.

5.  If you’re ready to ring in the winter holidays, head to LaCenterra on Nov. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. for their annual Tree Lighting Celebration! This is presented by Texas Children Hospital – West Campus. Enjoy Santa sightings, family activities, live entertainment, and the lighting of the tree of course!

6.  Start your Thanksgiving morning off healthy at the Katy Area YMCA Turkey Dash! There is something for everyone, including a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race and 1 Mile Walk/Run. Afterward, enjoy food, giveaways, a photo booth and kids fun zone. There will be awards for best costume, so dress up and have fun with it! Proceeds go toward scholarships for various programs.

Enjoy your month in Katy! Before you know it, we’ll be in the heart of holiday season. If you have Katy real estate goals you’d like to achieve before that happens, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! Whether buying, selling or both, the sooner you give me a call, the more chance you will have of being settled in your new living space by the time Christmas or the New Year arrive. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mickie Cioccia

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Why to Use a Real Estate Agent in Katy TX

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Roles of a Katy Real Estate Agent

Whether buying, selling or both this fall in the Katy real estate market, it is wise to use the assistance of an experienced, reliable, highly reviewed Katy real estate agent!

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, and selling your home is selling one of your largest investments. It’s a big deal, and a complicated one, with lots of people to interact with and lots of paperwork. There are so many things that could go wrong, but an agent knows these processes like the back of her hand, because she does them all the time! When you work with an agent, it’s more likely that everything will go smoothly and you won’t have regrets or issues afterward.

Here are some specific examples of how a real estate agent can help during the process:

1.  Knowledge is not the same as experience. With the internet at the tip of our fingers, it’s easy to find information about how to buy and sell. Knowing how and having the experience of actually doing it are two different things. For example, when selling, you could plug your info into a free home valuation tool and get a value for your home, but agents will take into account the most recent stats from your specific area. We can tell you what homes like yours in your community have listed and sold for, how long they were on the market, who the interested buyers were, what they appraised for, etc.

2.  Agents play many roles in one. An agent’s main agenda is to get your house sold, or to help you find a home to purchase. However, we play many more roles than just that. We are expert problem-solvers. Problems arise in real estate. Whether buying or selling, home inspection issues are never fun. Appraisal issues are complicated. Price and contingency arguments occur. We know how to deal with problems. We also know how to deal with emotions that arise when you buy or sell, which can get in the way of making sound decisions. We offer neutrality and facts for helping you make important decisions.

3.  We are expert negotiators. When selling, what do you do when you receive a low offer? As a buyer, what should your first offer be, and if rejected, should you make a counteroffer? Many factors come into play, and your agent will know them and talk you through them. Plus, if the buyer or seller you’re negotiating with is working with a real estate agent, you are negotiating with a professional negotiator. Don’t you want a professional negotiator on your side as well?

The best agents will make sure your home is being seen by as many potential buyers as possible, through the best modern marketing methods available, social media, connections in the community and more. There is so much an agent does behind the scenes to ensure that your home sells, or to make sure that you are seeing all of the homes available to purchase, even if they aren’t live on the MLS.

So, when you’re ready to achieve your Katy real estate goals, as a buyer, seller or both, contact me, your Katy real estate agent! I am here to provide my professional experience!

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October Fall Fun in Katy TX

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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!

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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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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.