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Just Listed: 1723 Campbell Rd

1723 Campbell, Houston, TX


MLS #: 48248169

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 Full 1 Half





This impeccable 3 bedroom ranch with attached professional office space sits on an oversized, wooded lot in the Spring Branch school district. This home is a dream from the moment you enter the family room and admire the detail from the crown molding and built-in cabinetry to the laminate wood flooring. Transition to the upgraded kitchen complete with a tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances and gorgeous granite countertops. Entertaining is a breeze as a bar opens into the dining room.

When you’re ready to unwind, the master suite will leave you wanting for nothing! From the spacious bedroom to the travertine shower and walk in closet, relaxation will be your only thought. Two additional large bedrooms and a full bathroom are just down the hall.

As an unexpected bonus, the oversized office space with a half bathroom and kitchenette offers limitless potential. Home office, personal gym or sewing room! What will you do with this space?

Additional amenities include an oversized garage with work bench, brick patio and a storage shed. What are you waiting for? Come home today!

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Out and About in Katy!

Can you believe it’s already July?! It seems like just yesterday we were decorating the Christmas tree and celebrating the winter holidays. Six months into the New Year, we now have plenty to look forward to in Katy, TX! With the Fourth of July just days away (Wednesday, don’t forget!) many of us are cleaning our grills, decorating our backyards and stocking up on food and party favors. Barbecues aside, there is plenty to do in and around Katy this week, and as your Katy, TX real estate agent and community resource, it is my job to make sure you have all the details.

Freedom Celebration Fireworks: You won’t want to miss this! The 23rd Annual Katy Freedom Celebration Fireworks display will take place Wednesday, July 4th. Come on out to Katy Mills Mall and watch the skies light up ablaze with color. As always, the display will begin at dark, or around 9:00pm. For the best views, save your seats early! A blanket, chairs and snacks are recommended.

July 4th Jamboree: Celebrate Fourth of July with the entire family this year at the July 4th Jamboree. Complete with live entertainment (including local Texas bands), a firework display and moonwalks. There will also be water activities including paddleboats, inflatables and waterslides. What more could the family ask for on the Fourth of July? For admission info and further details, check out KatyMagazine.com or SmithRanchKaty.com. Hope to see you there!

Big Backyard Barbecue: Music, food, drinks and fun for the kids. What a great way to spend Fourth of July, no? Here in Katy we know how important this day can be and go all out for the big celebration. This year the Big Backyard Barbecue will be bringing plenty of musical talent, including Pirate Radio and Outlaw Lynn & Who’s Driving. Grab yourself a bite to eat while the kids enjoy face painting, clowns and much, much more.

Sundaes at Traditions Bank: Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot summer day? Traditions Bank will give you just that tomorrow, July 3rd in honor of the men and women who service our country. Don’t miss out on enjoying this patriotic sweet treat – indulge at any one of Traditions Bank’s three Katy locations.

Independence Day aside, Katy has a bunch of other great events going on throughout the week and through all of July. Stay in touch with my blog to stay up to date on everything and anything Katy as well as the latest tips and tricks in real estate. While I love providing my clients with local info, my real forte is real estate. If you are in the position to buy or sell your Katy home, feel free to contact me any time and I will do my best to ensure a stress-free transaction.

Mickie Cioccia
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Just Listed: 23802 Indian Hills Way Katy, Texas

23802 Indian Hills Way Katy, Texas

23802 Indian Hills Way Katy, TxMLS #: 69683350

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2.5

An immaculate home located in the gated community of Falcon Landing awaits your arrival in Katy! Charming curb appeal will draw you inside where you’ll notice the elegant hardwood flooring which greets you upon entry into the open foyer. The formal living room is separated from the foyer through arched entry ways and includes a large curved window which fills the room with natural light. On the other side of the foyer, the formal dining room ensures the perfect atmosphere to enjoy intimate meals or with large groups accented by an arched entryway and trey ceilings. Prepare your own culinary master pieces in the recently remodeled, gourmet kitchen which comes complete with granite counter tops, a slate-stacked stone back splash, a center island with built-in induction cooktop and an abundance of cabinetry for storage. A separate eat-in area is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and provides access to a covered cement patio where the outdoors can be enjoyed, rain or shine, and includes a natural gas grill.

After the meal is over, retreat to the living room enhanced with a warm fireplace and numerous windows for today’s casual living. The massive master bedroom suite includes a large circular alcove, the perfect sitting area in which to enjoy a good book. With its own private master bathroom that includes an oversized vanity with dual sinks and a separate tub and shower area, getting ready in the morning will become something to look forward to!

The spacious bedrooms also features ceiling fans with lights and oversized windows. An additional bonus room with hardwood flooring and its own ceiling fan could be used for a variety of purposes including a home office or workout room, be creative!  A stone path leads you into the back yard to enjoy sunny days with friends or guests. A colorful flower garden in the back corner offers a pleasant border around the fenced yard. Additional bonuses include Simonton energy efficient double paned E-glass windows which were replaced in 2010, custom window treatments, an energy efficient Trane air conditioning unit which was replaced in 2007, whole house surge protection and a roof replacement completed in 2009.  This one should not be missed!

Don’t Let Your Emotions Take Over Your Katy, TX Real Estate Transaction!

It’s only natural that you would get emotionally involved during your Katy, TX real estate transaction. From a seller’s point of view, you are unloading a piece of property in which you have created years of memories. If you’re a buyer, you realize that finding the perfect home is a large financial responsibility. On both sides, making the right decisions is imperative, but in order to do so, sometimes you need to keep your emotions in check.

Throughout our years as Katy, TX real estate agents, we have worked with many a buyer and seller who have let their feelings get the better of them. This oftentimes results in deals gone wrong, costly errors and a longer time spent trying to close. In order to keep the stress and irritation to a minimum, here are a few common mistakes that overemotional home buyers and sellers make in the Katy, TX area. If you can avoid these no-nos, then you will find yourself in a better situation when the deal is done.

If you’re a home buyer

•    Don’t be on a constant quest for the better deal. Sure, today’s housing market is more beneficial for buyers, however there isn’t always a better deal to be had. You can never predict what will happen to mortgage rates and home values. It changes daily. It’s not always the best idea to keep playing the odds.
•    Don’t rely on “Love at First Sight.” A lot of buyer’s remorse and scenarios in which someone overpayed for their property comes from people not looking at enough homes. It’s easy to get caught up in a home you love immediately, but take some time to see what’s out there. It will help you determine whether that first one is really the one for you.
•    There’s no such thing as “perfect.” Sometimes, buyers see a property that they think is absolutely perfect, so they’ll overpay for it. Keep in mind that along the line, you will have to sell a home. What’s ideal for you may not be what’s ideal to buyers on that market. With that being said, don’t overpay for perfection right out of the gate.
•    “Short Sale” does not mean “deal.” Home values aren’t completely dependent on its status with the bank. Current market conditions and a home’s features also have something to do with it, so don’t let that small phrase make you think you’re getting a bargain. See what its worth compared to other homes like it on the market, first.
•    Lowballing is one way to get your offer thrown away. When it comes to negotiating on a real estate transaction, you need to be fair to the sellers. Attempting to lowball on price right away only results in more counteroffers and an even longer closing time. Plus, you could get passed over for buyers who are willing to pay a fair price.

If you’re a home seller

•    Don’t overprice. Everyone wants to get top-dollar for their home, but overpricing will make your house sit on the market for longer. You will be forced to lower the price, and buyers will think that there is something wrong with the home. Price your home correctly from the get-go, and you’ll get an offer that’s fair faster.
•    Attending your own showings is a bad idea. We know that it’s tempting, but buyers feel uncomfortable expressing their honest opinion when the seller is present. Honest feedback is imperative to getting buyers interested and having your home off the market faster, so you want people to feel comfortable speaking candidly at a showing. The best way to do this is to avoid them.
•    Don’t keep waiting for a better offer. Several buyers are reluctant to accept a first offer, even if it’s fair, because they want to wait for something better. Remember that the longer your home sits on the market, the more it will go down in value. Once an offer comes in that’s fair, you’d be wise to take it.
•    Don’t take it personally. Buying a home is a huge decision, so naturally you’re going to hear criticism about your property from buyers during a transaction, especially during negotiating. Letting your emotions upset you will only prolong the process and could turn a transaction into something sour. Our suggestion? Try to detach emotionally as soon as you can and take their feedback for what it is.

If you follow our suggestions and keep your feelings in check, your Katy, TX real estate transaction will be smooth-sailing. If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in Katy, don’t hesitate to contact us! We will give you the advice you need to have a stress-free experience. We hope to hear from you soon!

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.