katy texas: Katy Texas Market Report YTD 3/31/14 versus 3/31/13 - Prices are Up! - 04/15/14 11:03 AM
Katy Texas Market Report YTD 3/31/14 versus 3/31/13 - Prices are Up!

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Inventory levels in South Katy or MLS area 36 have been on the low side for over one year. Prices during 2014 have jumped up rather dramatically which is no surprise to me at all. Builders prices of new homes have risen due to inflation and high demand. Some of the neighborhoods are on the verge of being totally built out which means the builders are running out of lots to build … (11 comments)

katy texas: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM KATY TEXAS 2013 - 11/28/13 07:43 AM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM KATY TEXAS 2013
 
 
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO ALL MY FAMILY, FRIENDS,  ACTIVE RAIN FRIENDS, CLIENTS, REALTOR COLLEAGUES/ FRIENDS, OTHER COLLEAGUES, SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN  AND ALL WHO ARE READING MY BLOG...



LET ALL OF US TAKE SOME TIME TO SAY THANKS TO THE LORD GOD (OF YOUR CHOICE - NOTICE POLITICALLY CORRECT) FOR ALL HE HAS GIVEN EACH OF US. ALL OF HIS LOVE
 
LET US ALL REMEMBER TO PRAY IN OUR OWN UNIQUE FASHION FOR ALL THE BRAVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE ON DUTY SERVING THIS GREAT NATION … (6 comments)

katy texas: Katy Gong Show being held at Multiplicity - 11/08/13 12:29 PM
Katy Gong Show being held at Multiplicity  
Believe it or not Katy TX. is going to have its own version of the Gong Show. On Saturday November 9, 2013 Multiplicity in Old Katy will host the second annual Katy Gong Show. The Gong show fun begins at 6:30 PM and the evening will end around 9:30 PM.
 
The show will also include dinner from Ray's Grill and wine from LangeTwins Winery and Vineyards. Tickets are $30 per person online and $40 at the door. The entertainment will be local talent putting on a variety show. Cash prizes will be … (6 comments)

katy texas: Fort Bend County Texas offers Backyard Basics Programs - 08/20/13 12:52 PM
Fort Bend County Texas offers Backyard Basics Programs  
Fort Bend County Texas is offers local citizens many different types programs for its populace all during the year. This summer Fort Bend County has a new initiative to promote a healthy living style by providing its residents with information about the benefits of homegrown and homemade foods. This series of lectures is called “Backyard Basics” . This series will give folks the opportunity to become do-it-yourself when it comes gardening, dehydration, selecting meats at the store and other topics.
 
The series holds its classes on Saturdays with the doors opening … (6 comments)

katy texas: Sales Tax Holiday in Texas Friday Aug 9, to Sunday Aug 11, 2013 - 08/07/13 12:20 PM
Sales Tax Holiday in Texas Friday  Aug 9, to Sunday  Aug 11, 2013  
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs wants all shoppers/consumers to know money can be saved on specific items costing less than $100 during the annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday. Year 2013 finds sales tax holiday being moved from next weekend ( Aug 16-18) to Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 9 thru August 11, 2013. All of us need to pay close attention to the dates each year as these can change.


Some items are exempt from sales tax and some are not. Generally most items of clothing, … (8 comments)

katy texas: Fundraiser for KVPAC at Alamo Drafthouse - 08/06/13 12:10 PM
Fundraiser for KVPAC at Alamo Drafthouse  
Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at the Alamo Drafthouse on Mason Road in Katy. The movie Labyrinth made in the 1986 will be shown starting at 5 PM.  Some folks call Labyrinth one of the coolest movies of the 1980’s decade.
 
 
Tickets for this fundraiser will be $7.00. Alamo Drafthouse is located at 531 S. Mason Road, Katy 77450 with phone being 281-398-5454.
 
This fantasy film was directed by Jim Henson and stars David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. I have … (8 comments)

katy texas: Free Ice Cream at Whole Foods in Grand Lakes Katy - 07/27/13 05:53 AM
Free Ice Cream at Whole Foods in Grand Lakes Katy  
Where: Whole Foods Market
             6601 S. Fry Road, Katy Texas Phone: 281-769-5670
             The Store is an anchor facility in the Grand Lakes Commercial                                 Center in front of the Grand Lakes neighborhood.
 
Whole Foods is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Saturday July 27, 2013 starting at 2 PM and lasting until 5 PM. The weather had been oppressive like it usually is during July in Texas and Whole Foods wants everyone to chill out and enjoy for FREE some of their frozen treats.


After or before enjoying … (9 comments)

katy texas: Want to save Money with Coupons? Extreme Couponing Workshop Is for You! - 07/25/13 04:34 PM
Want to save Money with Coupons? Extreme Couponing Workshop Is for You!  
I think everybody likes to save money! No surprise there and if you use coupons this maybe the workshop for you. The Houston Chronicle is hosting a free seminar Titled “Extreme Couponing” on Monday July 29, 2013. Seminars are being held at 1 PM, 3 Pm and 7 PM.
 
The workshop is being held at the Houston/Galleria area DoubleTree Suites which is located at 5353 Westheimer Rd. Houston Texas 77056.This location frankly is a very easy drive with numerous potential routes to take from Katy.
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katy texas: Sometimes being a Realtor is similar to taking Chocolates from a Box - 07/21/13 11:50 AM
Sometimes being a  Realtor is similar to taking Chocolates from a Box  
Many folks may remember a fairly famous movie where the main character said in a often quoted line something to the effect that “Life is like taking a piece of candy from a box of chocolates as you never know what you will get”. Today I found an Email in my inbox that made me think being a Realtor is sometimes just like that fairly famous line from the movie.
 
I received an Email from some folks who live in another state. It starts with them complimenting … (14 comments)

katy texas: Children's Snake Program at Maud Marks Library Katy - 07/20/13 10:09 AM
Children's Snake Program at Maud Marks Library Katy  
Maud Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd
Katy TX. 77450   Phone: 281-492-8592


Mauds Marks Branch Library is part of the Harris County Library system. The library is hosting a school age children’s program featuring the snake  man. The program will be held on Monday July 29 at both 1:30 PM and 2:15 PM. This interesting program is intended for children ages 5-11.


All afternoon Library Adventure programs are free. Every child who attends must be able to sit alone. All attendees have to have their hand stamped for entry. … (6 comments)

katy texas: Kids Mini Camp in Katy at Painting with a Twist - 07/19/13 01:26 PM
Kids Mini Camp in Katy at Painting with a Twist  
Painting with a Twist
 
Located: 2020 S Fry Road, Suite E, Katy Texas with phone being 281-578-8862.
 
Katy Kids Summer Mini Camp will be held on Monday July 22, at Painting with a Twist  Katy. The Mini camp will start at 10 AM and last until noon. Drop off of children is at 9: 45 AM.
 
The cost is $35 per child. The event will feature traditional painting . All children can take home all their completed art work from this camp. Space is limited and … (13 comments)

katy texas: Korean War Veterans Honored at Katy VFW Post - 07/14/13 11:00 AM
Korean War Veterans Honored at Katy VFW Post  
My father-in-law is  a Korean War Veteran and was a Purple Heart recipient. Many years he did not talk very much about the war and just in the last few years he has sort of opened up a little. The Katy VFW Post 9182 will hold a special celebration on Saturday July 27, 2013 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.  
 
The celebration will be held at the Katy Floyd Breedlove VFW Post 9182 building in Katy. The Post is located at 6206 George Bush Dr. Katy … (11 comments)

katy texas: Cinco Ranch Branch Library offers Excel Class - 07/13/13 02:10 PM
Cinco Ranch Branch Library offers Excel Class  
Cinco Ranch Branch Library which is part of the Fort Bend County library system is offering Fort Bend County residents a free Excel class on Thursday July 18, 2013. The class starts at 10 AM and will last until 11 AM.
 
This class is titled Excel Survival basics and I am sure folks who attend will improve their Excel software skills in the one hour class. I use Excel Almost on a daily basis. I am pretty at Excel but I can tell you all of us can learn something from … (8 comments)

katy texas: Preparing for Childbirth Class at Memorial Hermann Katy - 07/11/13 02:17 PM
Preparing for Childbirth Class at Memorial Hermann Katy  
Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy is hosting a special “prepared childbirth class” on Saturday July 13, 2013. This session will start at noon and last until 6 PM. Memorial Hermann is located at 23900 Katy Freeway Katy Texas. Get off of Interstate I-10 heading west at Grand Parkway or Highway 99 and go thru the stop light. Memorial Hermann is on the right hand side of the road and it is hard to miss. Their phone number is 713-222-2273.


The cost of this class is $70. Expectant moms and their partners … (17 comments)

katy texas: Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A Katy - 07/10/13 01:55 PM
Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A Katy  
I think this is fairly unique event as anyone who goes to Chick-fil-A in Katy as well across the country in one of their 1,700 plus restaurants dressed completely or partially as a Cow will receive free food. The event is being held on Friday July 12, 2013 runs from 6 AM until 10 PM.
 
If anyone comes fully dressed as a cow from head to foot they will receive a free Chick-fil-A meal. If someone arrives partially dressed such as with cow ears or a cow bell they will receive a … (10 comments)

katy texas: Methodist Hospital West Houston Katy is Expanding - 07/09/13 03:38 PM
Methodist Hospital West Houston Katy is Expanding  
Methodist West Houston Hospital located at 18500 I -10 ( physically located on feeder road) Houston Texas and their general phone number is 713-790-3333 began construction of a second medical office building during February 2013. It is estimated the new facility will be complete in mid-2014. This hospital is in the Katy area as it is just west of Barker Cypress and I-10 intersection on the outbound side.
 
The new building will be approximately 130,000 square foot facility and will house office space, physician offices, employee fitness center. This will allow the … (7 comments)

katy texas: This Pool had Absolutely NO Chloride and it is your Fault! - 07/08/13 07:05 PM
This Pool had Absolutely NO Chloride and it is your Fault!
 
Yes the joys of pool ownership are always staring you in the face in Grand Lakes even when  a pool maintenance person is suppose to be maintaining your pool and chemicals. We were gone starting on Friday June 28, 2013 and returned late on Friday July 5, 2013 and to our dismay I found we had a serious mustard algae problem on Saturday morning had invaded our pool. A few minutes ago I told our pool guy this pool had absolutely no chlorine and it is your fault.  The … (10 comments)

katy texas: Multiplicity in Old Katy hosts Ladies Night - 07/08/13 04:31 PM
Multiplicity in Old Katy hosts Ladies Night  
Multiplicity which is a unique type of store plus place to have fun is hosting its monthly ladies Night on Wednesday July 10, 2013. The Ladies night starts at 6:00 PM and will end about 9:00 PM. Multiplicity is located at 1306 Avenue A Katy Texas 77493 and phone is 832-437-2442. the store is located physically in what is part of Old Katy.
 
The Ladies night features a craft project and will include food and drinks. The craft project had not been posted as of today. All the craft projects are … (4 comments)

katy texas: Alamo Drafthouse Katy Showing Original "King Kong" - 07/07/13 03:51 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Katy Showing Original "King Kong"  
Alamo Drafthouse in Katy is showing the original “King Kong” movie on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM. The Alamo Drafthouse is located at 531 S. mason Road, Katy Texas 77450 and their phone is 281-497-6900.
 
The movie was filmed back in 1933 and stars fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong. Kong Kong is for audiences ages 18 years and older. Children aged 6 and over will only be allowed to attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ticket prices are $7.00 each. Children under the age of six … (6 comments)

katy texas: Cardiff Ranch Homes for Sale Katy TX June 26, 2013 - 06/26/13 12:04 PM
Cardiff  Ranch Homes for Sale Katy TX  June 26, 2013  
Cardiff Ranch Location


 
Cardiff Ranch is a Master Planned community on only 163 acres of land located in the far western section of South Katy. This is another example of a neighborhood that is one of those hidden gems of a neighborhood as it seems not many folks have heard of it and it is similar to Pine Mill Ranch and Silver Ranchin this regard. Cardiff Ranch’s main entrance  is located on off of FM 1463 and is north of the Cinco Ranch Blvd intersection with FM … (13 comments)

 
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