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Reasons for Selling Your Katy Home During the Holidays

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Sell Your Katy, TX Home This Holiday Season

If your Katy home is currently listed, or you’d like to list it during the holiday season, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I am always available to help you with your home-selling and/or home-buying needs. The Katy real estate market never pauses, so why should you put your dreams on hold if you’d like to accomplish them now?

There are plenty of reasons to sell now! If you are relocating for a job, a growing family, an aging parent or anything else, you don’t really have the option to wait. If you want to move while the kids are on holiday break, now is a great time to sell. If you’d like to sell and buy up, you most likely want to score a low mortgage rate, while they’re low, and take advantage of year-end tax benefits.

Here are some reasons why selling during the holidays is smart:

  • Serious buyers are out. Casual buyers are too busy during the holidays. When you get a showing set up, you know it’s because the buyer is serious.
  • The competition is light. Inventory is lower than usual as it is, but during the holidays, it drops even more. There’s a really good chance that serious buyers will check out your house!
  • The process goes faster. Everyone is a little less busy this time of year. That includes agents, mortgage lenders, inspectors, appraisers, etc. Therefore, the process of selling tends to go quicker.
  • Now is the time to buy up. Like I mentioned, if you want to buy a bigger home after you sell, mortgage rates are low right now, but rates and prices are expected to increase. Buy now and save!
  • Holiday décor lights up the night. With shorter days, it’s a dark time of year, but you can use casual, neutral holiday décor to your advantage during the holidays. It makes your home cozier and brighter!

When it comes to holiday décor, you want to dial it back a bit if you normally go all out. You don’t want your home to look smaller because it’s cramped with décor, and you don’t want buyers to miss any great features because they’re hidden with décor.

Consider using a smaller Christmas tree than usual if it takes up a lot of space in a room, and decorate it with neutral décor rather than homemade ornaments. Stick to a tree, a wreath on the front door, and some lights on your roof or in your trees. Light up the walkway outside. Inside, only use battery-operated candles, and incorporate seasonal aromas.

For more tips on selling your Katy home during the holidays, contact me! Like I said, as your Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help whenever you’re ready to begin. If you want your holiday gift to yourself this year to be to sell your home, contact me, and let’s together achieve your Katy real estate market goals!

Mickie Cioccia
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Back-To-School Events in Katy, TX

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Back-to-school events in Katy, TX this month

With back-to-school time upon us in Katy, TX, you can expect many events and activities taking place to include this theme. Whether you’re preparing your kids for the school year, or you’re reaping as many summertime activities as you can while they last, there is an event coming up for you. As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on a few, so that you can plan the rest of your August and summer accordingly!

  • Chick-fil-A is hosting a Back to School event tonight at their Mason Road location. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., kids can craft a bookmark for their school books, take back-to-school pictures in a photo booth, and enjoy complimentary face painting and balloon animals.
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, the Taylor High School JET Marching Band will host their March-a-Thon with new locations this year! From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., they’ll perform at THS Parking Garage, Randalls, Wolfe, Memorial Parkway, Exley, Hayes and Pattison Elementary Schools, and Epiphany Catholic Church.
  • Saturday evening, head to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for Movie on the Green. ‘Thor,’ rated PG-13, will begin at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic table, pack a picnic if you choose, and enjoy the movie from Marvel Comics about the immortal cast down to Earth to save the world from his evil brother.
  • A Back to School Bash & School Supply Drive will take place at Cane Island on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy live country and rock music, and chicken, ice cream and beer from local venues. Schools supplies are being accepted until the event, so help out with a great cause!
  • Head to the football field at Taylor High School on Aug. 25 for the JET Band Community Food Truck Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. JET Band will perform and food trucks will be available for you to purchase a variety of food from. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music will you eat!
  • TaD’s Extreme Cars and Coffee is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! Stop by Tad’s of Katy on Aug. 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. to enjoy classic cars, big trucks and exotic vehicles. Munch on breakfast sandwiches, beignets, mimosa and coffee while you view.
  • Sign up for the Katy Back to School 5K on Monday, Sept. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. Run the 5K and help benefit Katy Students Run. This will be a chipped timed race, and winners and top finishers in different age groups will win awards! Enjoy the after-party when done racing.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and your back-to-school season in Katy, TX! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. Summer may be winding down, but the real estate market never stops! When you’re ready to work toward buying, selling or both, I’m here to help.

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Trendy Design Options for Your Katy, TX Home

marble countertopOne of the biggest perks of owning a Katy home is that you can design it however you please! If you like to keep up with home decorating trends, allow me to offer you some suggestions for this year. As a Katy real estate agent, I think it’s important to note that trends come and go, so if you’re going to upgrade your Katy home with some of these, make sure they are ones that you will really enjoy!

Here are a few that are trending right now, via RISMedia:

  • Marble – Marble can make any home look more stunning and luxurious. You can use it for countertops in the kitchen or bathroom, or use it as accent pieces in the living room, such as a side table or marble clock. You can even use marble wallpaper or fabric to really make a statement!
  • Jewel Tones – Homeowners tend to appreciate neutral colors with a subtle amount of color added as an accent. Jewel tones are appealing to owners right now, from pastel shades to emerald greens and violets. The colors make a statement while still blending with natural outdoor hues.
  • Metallic – The contemporary home style shows a lot of metallic details with minimal accessories. These also add shimmer and can dress up a space. Examples include brass hardware on kitchen cabinets, a silver chandelier in the dining or family room, or outdoors, copper rain gutters or address numbers.
  • Subway Tiles – This sleek and urban look can be incorporated best in the kitchen and bathrooms, and is versatile enough to fit into numerous design styles. Go with dark grout to hide the dirt that may become visible. For a twist, install matte glass subway tiles!
  • Nailhead Details – This isn’t for everyone, but this style is making a comeback with furniture. If you love shopping at antique or thrift stores, you might find a great older piece that suits the modern appeal! Look for headboards or sofas with a nailhead design.

For more examples of trending home decorations and designs, check out this RISMedia article. Which of these is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? Leave a comment and share!

Like I said, sometimes by adding trendy decorations to your Katy home, you could attract more Katy homebuyers when you go to sell. Some could even increase your home value, such as marble and subway tile upgrades in the kitchen. However, it’s important to also realize that home design is a very personal thing, so if you go overboard, you could also turn away buyers or decrease your home value! Only add what most appeals to you, or what will increase your home value if selling in the near future.

Ready to sell your Katy home? Ready to buy a Katy home? No matter what your goals are in the Katy real estate market, I am here to help you achieve them! Contact me, your Katy real estate agent, and let’s start working toward your goal before summer’s end!

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Protect Your Katy Home While On Vacation

keys in lockIs it just me, or does summer fly by after the Fourth of July? It’s time to plan a summer trip! As your Katy real estate agent, I’d like to share some tips with you on how to protect your Katy home while you’re away. Whether you’re gone for a weekend, week or month, you should always prepare your home, so that it’s secure and clean when you get back.

Before you leave on your vacation, here’s how to prep your Katy home:

  • Clean – You don’t want to come home to a smelly or dirty house. Ideally, you want to come home to a clean home! At the least, empty your fridge of perishable items that will go bad while you’re away, empty the trash and recycle bins, wipe down counters and run garbage disposal. If you have more time, do and put away laundry, clean clutter, wash sheets and towels, make beds, etc.
  • Close – Make sure your Katy home is in safe condition while you’re away. Unplug small appliances to save power and eliminate electrical dangers while you’re away. Check smoke detectors. If you’re leaving for a while, turn off your water at the main shut-off valve. Keep bathroom and closet doors ajar to prevent mold or musty smells. Do a quick maintenance check on your cooling system, roof, windows, etc.
  • Secure – This is what is on most homeowners’ minds when it comes to traveling. You want to find your home secure when you get back! You’ve got options. Set up remote monitoring, either with your own wireless security camera, or through a professional monitoring service. Collect spare keys around your house, under doormats and so on. Give a pair to a trusted friend or neighbor. Hold your mail and newspapers so it’s not obvious you’re gone. Set up motion lighting outside. Consider investing in a new security system if you don’t have one. Ask a friend or family member to water plants and check up on your home while you’re away.

For more tips on how to keep your Katy home safe while away, check out this RISMedia article. What else would you recommend? Leave a comment and share!

Enjoy the rest of your summer in Katy, TX. When ready to buy a Katy home, sell your Katy home, or both, I am your Katy real estate agent, here and ready to help you out. Summer is a great season to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals! The market is hot, the kids are out of school, and many see it as a transition period. When you’re ready to get started, or you have questions, contact me at any time. I’d love to help you out!

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Upcoming Events in Katy, TX, Including July 4th!

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Enjoy fireworks in Katy, TX this Fourth of July!

The fun never stops in Katy, TX this summer season! If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained all season long, I’m here to help. As your Katy real estate agent, I continually update my blog with the latest event and activity information for the Katy community, so that you and your family don’t miss a beat of the fun! These events are a great way to meet others in the community as well.

Pull your planner out and jot down the upcoming events that sound most appealing to you:

  • Chick-fil-A always has fun activities for kids to enjoy! Tonight, head to the Mason Road location from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where kids can cool off while playing in a giant foam pit! Kids can also craft a paper bag jellyfish and enjoy face painting and balloon animals. Bring swimsuits and towels!
  • June 23 and 24, Hope Impacts and Clothed by Faith will host a community garage sale to benefit citizens in need! Donations of toys, home décor, kitchen items, furniture and more are being accepted, so now is a great time to declutter your Katy home!
  • If you love gardening, stop by Willow Fork Park on June 24 to learn from Texas Master Gardeners about the role insects play in your garden. Learn who is a decomposer, hunter, pollinator, etc. in the insect world. It’s a free, family-friendly program that lasts two hours.
  • How great does a free concert sound? The Cane Island Summer Concert Series is running all summer long on Friday evenings. Adults can enjoy complimentary beer tastings as well, and food trucks will be on site to offer food for purchase.
  • If you love golf, you’ve got two great opportunities coming up. Sign up for the Katy Fire and EMS Golf Tournament on June 26 at Willow Fork Country Club, or sign up for the Tolfgolf Tournament later in the afternoon that day. Both are fundraisers for great causes!
  • Celebrate the 4th of July next weekend! The annual Katy Freedom Celebration will take place on July 1 this year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Head downtown Katy for a full day of family-friendly activities. Then head to Katy Mills Mall for a fireworks display, beginning at 8 p.m.
  • LaCenterra is hosting their July Fourth Celebration on July 4! Stop by between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m. for a patriotic bike contest, live music and a free fireworks display! So you’ve got two opportunities for catching fireworks in Katy, TX this year for the holiday.

Enjoy your peak of summer in Katy, TX! When ready to buy a Katy home, or when ready to sell your Katy home, contact me. As a Katy real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you! Let’s make your summer real estate goals a reality.

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Memorial Day Events & Graduation Ceremonies in Katy, TX

americanflag2Are you spending your Memorial Day weekend in Katy, TX? You’ll have no shortage of events and activities to partake in this holiday weekend if you are! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what’s going on around Katy, so that you can plan your weekend accordingly. Right after the weekend, graduation ceremonies begin across the Katy region! Lots going on this time of year.

  • Start your weekend off right with Movie Night on the Green! This takes place Friday, May 26, at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch’s Central Green Park. The movie will be Up. Then on Saturday, May 27, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Bring lawn chairs, snacks and beverages! Both movies start at dusk. No alcohol, glass, balls or pets allowed.
  • TILT Studio is offering discounts on food, games and more over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29. Enjoy a day of laser tag, black light mini golf, mini bowling, rides and more with the family. Their Family 4-Pack Combo special includes one large cheese pizza, one pitcher of soda and four $5 Tilt Studio Game Cards for $29.99. They’ve got plenty of other weekly and seasonal specials as well.
  • Bring the whole family to Wildcatter Saloon on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the Classic Rock Battle of the Bands event! Seven local bands will compete by performing classic rock covers. There will be plenty to keep everyone happy too, such as bounce houses and snow cones for the kids, food trucks and more. Proceeds will benefit Katy Christian Ministries.

Aside from this list, there’s always the options of an old-fashioned barbecue in the backyard of your Katy home, a pool party at your house or local community pool, a drive out to the beach, a bike ride or hike around the area, a visit to a local museum or other attraction, or a relaxing weekend on your couch. The choice is yours on how you spend Memorial Day weekend in Katy, TX!

Before you know it, graduation ceremonies will be here. They take place from June 2 to June 5 in Katy. The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY

  • Tompkins High School  – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Seven Lakes High School – 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

SATURDAY

  • Mayde Creek High School – 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Taylor High School – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Morton Ranch High School – 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

SUNDAY 

  • Cinco Ranch High School – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Katy High School – 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

MONDAY 

  • Raines High School – 7:00 p.m. (Tompkins High School PAC, doors open at 6:00 p.m.

If you’ve got kids graduating at any of these ceremonies, congratulations!

When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals this summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. Whether buying a Katy home, selling your Katy home, or both, I am here and ready to help you out all summer long! Just give me a call.

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The Cost of Waiting- Why You Don’t Want to Delay in Buying Your Katy TX Home

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Over the past few years, the nation has been wishing for the recovery of the housing market, and 2013 has been an exciting year for this much anticipated comeback.  Here in Katy TX, we’ve seen continued growth in businesses, schools and people relocating to this vibrant area.

As a Katy TX Real Estate agent, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the Katy TX Real Estate market and, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re considering jumping into the market yourself!

You really can’t enter the Katy TX Real Estate market at a better time.  There are a number of beautiful homes on the market from which to choose and listing prices are still relatively low.  The only mistake in buying a Katy TX home would be to wait.

While we’re all celebrating the continuing upswing of the housing market, the strong market translates into rising mortgage rates.  Which means, waiting can be costly!

A recent report from a Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey noted interest rates on 30 year fixed rate loans were at record lows at 3.5 percent at this time last year and even went as low as 3.31 percent last November.

These historic lows, however, have recently started to climb and have jumped up to more than 4.5 percent, which hasn’t been seen in over two years!  The survey went on to point out that at the end of June of this year, rates jumped almost .5 percent which posed the largest week-over-week increase in more than a quarter century.

As a Katy TX Real Estate agent, I put together a few charts to show this trend over the past year.  Hopefully these will give you even more insight into the upward trend of mortgage rates and how they can impact your costs.

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So, what does this mean for you as a buyer?  Don’t delay!

While you want to ensure buying a home in Katy is the right decision for you, the rising mortgage rates show that there is a cost for waiting.

If you know you’d like to move forward with searching for your new Katy TX home, or you have further questions about buying a home in Katy TX, please feel free to contact me today!

I would be happy to talk with you about your needs for your Katy home and your financing options!

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3 Major Reasons Why Young Professionals Should Be Moving to Katy TX NOW!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs a longtime Katy, TX real estate agent, I have had the pleasure of working with sellers and buyers of all types. From empty nesters hoping to downsize into something that can be easily maintained to growing families and young professionals seeking a home that meets their evolving needs, the Katy, TX real estate market has something to offer everyone. With the region steadily growing and more people flocking to the Houston area, I can help you find the Katy, TX home that is right for your unique real estate needs. Because of the influx of jobs, economic growth and healthy housing market, the Houston, TX/Katy TX area is quickly being lauded as one of the top destinations for recent college graduates and young professionals. As an experienced Houston, TX real estate agent, I can introduce you to the neighborhoods and surrounding communities to help you discover the home of your dreams in the area that suits you best. Here are just a few reasons why recent graduates and young professionals are coming to Houston, TX and Katy TX in droves:

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. While other major metropolitan areas are still struggling with high unemployment rates, Katy, TX’s nearby neighbor, Houston, has been recently named as the very best city for recent college graduates to find work. With a job growth rate that eclipses other big U.S. cities, Houston has long been an attractive corridor for businesses and employers. Ranked as creating more jobs than any other city in the United States, the Houston/Katy, TX region is home to a variety of industries and companies of all sizes and types. With the unemployment rate at a mere 6.2%, our area was recently distinguished by MSN Now as the number one city that every recent graduate should pick up and move to.
  • Low Cost of Living. With plenty of affordable Katy real estate available, the market is excellent for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re seeking something close to nightlife, shopping, work and entertainment or you’re hoping to find a home to start a family in, the Katy, TX real estate market is a stable and secure one for your residential investment. Additionally, Texas does not have a state income tax and the general cost of living tends to be slightly less expensive in Houston, TX and Katy TX as opposed to other desirable urban areas, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Boston and San Diego.
  • Culture, Activities and Fun. With hundreds of restaurants sure to satisfy any palette, dozens of bars, nightclubs and entertainment hotspots, there is always something to do in Houston, TX and its surrounding areas. With no lack of art, entertainment, diversity and culture, residents never find themselves bored in Houston or Katy TX. As a real estate agent familiar with the ins and outs of the area, I can help you find the community that feels like home – Whether that’s a quiet residential neighborhood or a hip urban building at the center of everything.

I’m always happy to introduce potential new residents to Katy TX and look forward to working with you. Relocating to a new city can be tough – But with an experienced Katy, TX real estate agent by your side, we can ensure that you will feel right at home in no time! Please contact me today to get started.

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10 Reasons You’ll Want a Katy TX Real Estate Agent by Your Side!

If you’ve been considering buying a home in Katy TX this spring; I’m glad you’ve taken the time to stop by my blog!  As a Katy TX Real Estate agent, I enjoy providing great market information to my clients as well as giving insight into what’s happening in the great city of Katy.

Buying a home can seem like a large undertaking at first and, this could be the exact reason you haven’t taken the plunge with moving forward to find your new Katy TX home.  It’s true that there’s a lot that goes into the home buying process, but having someone by your side each step of the way can make all the difference!

If you’re debating on whether to use a real estate agent, or to tackle the housing market on your own; I would encourage you to look over these ten perks of having a trusted Katy TX Real Estate agent leading the way!

1. Education and Experience– Their years of training and experience in the market will be a great asset to you! You don’t have to put pressure on yourself to learn about the market or how to negotiate a deal since a real estate agent will be fully trained and know the ins and outs of the Katy TX Real Estate market.

2. Agents are Buffers– You won’t have to deal with multiple phone calls from buyers or other agents. Buying or selling a home can get personal and your Katy TX Real Estate agent can act as your personal shield against pushy buyers or bad deals.

3. Area Knowledge– If you’re buying a home in Katy TX and are relocating to the area, your Katy Real Estate agent will know the best places to search to fit your needs and lifestyle!

4. Price Guidance– Your real estate agent can guide you in what you want to offer on a home and help you come up with a price that works within your budget. They can also give you advice on pricing your home correctly from the beginning.

5. Market Condition Information– You’ll get an inside look into the Katy TX Real Estate market such as what homes are currently selling for on the market or when a home is a good deal.

6. Professional Networking– Your Katy TX Real Estate agent may already have a connection to an interested buyer for your home! They will also have contact with other Katy Real Estate agents and brokers and can get the word out about your home being on the market.

7. Negotiation Skills– Negotiating a contract can be tricky and your agent will be able to navigate through this process to ensure you are happy with the deal.

8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork– There’s a lot of paperwork that goes into buying or selling a home. Your real estate agent will be able to take care of this for you and make sure every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed!

9. Answer Questions after Closing– Sometimes there can be issues that arise during the closing or taxing authorities can get behind in their paperwork and call you months after closing. A good real estate agent will stick by you even after you close a deal to take care of any after effects.

10. Develop Relationships for Future Business– Finding a trusted Katy TX Real Estate agent can be tough, but once you find one; you’ll want to develop a great relationship with them! Whether you are looking to buy or sell again in the future, you know that they’ll be your first choice so building that relationship is key!

I hope these ten reasons to use a Katy Real Estate agent helps shed some light on all that a real estate agent can do for you!  Buying a home is a large financial and personal decision, and you want someone that’s experienced with you through each step.

If you’re ready to move forward, please feel free to contact me today!

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7 Tips for Shopping for a Katy TX Home This Holiday Season!

It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week and the official start of the holiday season!  As a Katy, TX Real Estate agent and resident, I love this time of year.  While we may not get the chill in the air or snow that those of you who have relocated to Katy are used to, there’s something so warm and inviting about the holiday season here, and those throughout the Katy, TX community can begin to sense the holiday spirit!

For many, this weekend will mark the beginning of their shopping season.  Those brave enough to face the crowds will head to Katy’s well loved Mills Mall on Black Friday to get the best deals.  Yet, for some who are reading this blog, you may find yourself shopping for something else this season:  a home in Katy, TX!

If you are in the market to buy a home during the holidays whether due to a job transfer or other extenuating circumstances; let me be the first to say I’m thrilled that you’ve chosen Katy, TX!  You’ll fall in love with its ideal location just outside of Houston and its vibrant community.  However, you may be a little leery about buying a home during the holiday season.  Let me assure you that buying a home in Katy, TX during the next few months can be a smooth and efficient process!  Here are just a few tips that will help to create a stress free home buying experience.

1.  Start Your Search Online– Instead of spending your time searching for open houses or for sale signs, get online to streamline your search.  There are many great homes in Katy, TX that you can view online.

2.  Get Pre-Approved– Finding the home of your dreams and then shopping for a loan is a risky move, as most home sellers won’t even look at an offer that’s not accompanied by a pre-approval letter.  Getting pre-approved ensures you know your exact budget and can save you from a bidding war if many are vying for the same home.

3.  Prioritize Your Housing NeedsFinding a home fast means being flexible.  The longer the list of requirements, the harder it will be to find a home.  Keep your list short and to the point.  Focus on the key elements you’re looking for and let the extras fall as they may.

4.  Find a Great Agent– This may seem easy, but finding an agent that truly knows the Katy, TX Real Estate market and can show your properties that are right in your price range and meet your style and needs can be challenging.  Of course, I’d love to help you in your home search and know that my experience and proven success will make the home buying process an easy one.

5.  Negotiate Repairs– If an inspection reveals that the home you want to buy requires repairs, taking the responsibility off the seller can help you close the deal quicker. After obtaining estimates, ask the seller for a credit rather than asking them to complete the repairs themselves.

6.  Have Cash Ready for Closing– You don’t want to be scrambling for funds at the last minute, so be prepared for this important date. A day or two before closing on your Katy, TX home, you’ll get the final settlement statement, detailing the terms of your loan and all the closing costs. Be sure to get a certified or cashier’s check made out for the total amount you owe at closing, including the down payment since you can’t use a personal check.

7.  Have a Plan B– Because not every transaction goes smoothly, be sure you have a property or two as a backup; you don’t want to have to start from scratch!

I hope these tips encourage you that buying a home in Katy during the holidays is possible!  Of course I would love the opportunity to talk with you about your real estate needs and to walk with you through the entire home buying process!

Please feel free to contact me today to get started!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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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.