ross: Dale Ross Realty Group Katy Texas Real Estate Update - 02/25/14 07:16 AM
A man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to Italy on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so the man hands over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. The man produces the title and everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The … (0 comments)

ross: Katy Texas Real Estate, Time To Sell? - 10/01/13 12:21 PM
Every month I receive questions about real estate situations from buyers, sellers, and people just wanting to know about Katy, Texas real estate. I am always happy to answer them. If I publish your question, I’ll send you a gift card for Perry’s Steak House in Katy, Texas as my way of saying thanks for asking me. Call 281-599-6575, or email your questions to This month’s question was posed by Ravi, in Cinco Ranch of Katy, Texas.
Q. My wife and I are thinking about selling our two story home and buying a single story home. What is … (0 comments)

ross: Dale Ross Katy Texas - 06/07/13 01:08 PM
How do you like your steak?
Every month, I receive questions about real estate from buyers, sellers, and people who are just curious. I am always happy to answer them. If I publish your question, I’ll send you a gift card for Perry’s Steak House as my way of saying thanks for asking me. Call 281-599-6575, or visit and click on “contact me”. This month’s question is posed by Jaime. Thank you, Jaime! Enjoy your steak!
Q: How does my property tax assessment affect the value of my home when I sell it?
A: Hi Jaime,

ross: Katy Texas Cinco Ranch Summer Fun - 05/23/13 01:47 PM
Summer Fun in the Sun in Katy, Texas
Schools out and that means summer fun!   There is plenty going on in the Katy Texas area to help you get started. 
Ten Fun Films for Kids at Cinemark Cinemas for just $10.00.  Or you can purchase $1.00 tickets on the day of the showing, but be sure to arrive at Cinemark Cinema’s Katy early to get your tickets.   More information is available at
Crawfish Fest at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill on Kingsland Blvd. is June 1, starting at 11:45 a.m.   Look forward to the grand finale of … (0 comments)

ross: Time to Protest Your Katy Texas Property Taxes - 04/03/13 08:09 AM
The time of year to protest your property taxes is upon us again. Remember, you should protest your property taxes every year whether or not your assessed value increases, decreases or stays the same. If you do not protest them every year, the taxing authority can raise your assessed value by up to 30% in a single year going back three years if you did not protest any of those three years and your value did not change. Why protest every year?...Even if your protest is unsuccessful, it counts as measure against a dramatic future increase.
You can protest your taxes … (0 comments)

ross: Cinco Ranch - 02/13/13 12:18 PM
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ross: Kelliwood Market Report - 02/13/13 12:16 PM
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ross: Is the next thing in sinks....NO SINKS? - 02/01/13 07:14 AM
I was at a country club the other day at a leadership council meeting and was in the restroom wanting to wash my hands before lunch. I went in and this is what I saw. No sinks! I hesitated to turn on the water because I thought they had yet to install sinks and I thought the water would go everywhere.  When I did finally turn on the water, without splashing, it quickly drained back into the wall. Wow! What a clever idea?! It just goes to show you never really know what is next.


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ross: Five Tips When Negotiating the Sale of Your Home - 05/14/12 01:15 PM
1.       Don’t get emotional. So you get a low offer. Don’t let it hurt your feelings. It’s better than no offer and often, using the right negotiation tactics, you can get the buyer up to a reasonable price. Buyers often “test the price.” Just be sure to have an experienced and educated negotiator on your side.
2.       Be prepared to compromise. You will usually not get everything you are hoping for, but neither will the buyer. Decide what aspects of the offer are important to you. Consider more than just the sales price. Sometimes the timing of closing has some value … (2 comments)

ross: What you may not know about smoke detectors. Katy, Texas - 11/09/11 09:59 AM
People say that their smoke detectors always go off in the middle of the night when there is a low battery or when one of the devices goes bad. Well, my experience was no exception. 1:10 AM on a Saturday morning to be exact. Not the chirp from a bad power source but the screeching alert of smoke detection. I got up and searched the house and garage inside and out and detected no signs of danger so I went back to bed. 2:10 AM, here we go again. I get up; go check the entire house, garage, inside and out … (1 comments)

ross: Katy Texas - 11/01/11 02:19 PM
Much to be Thankful for in Katy, Texas
Halloween is over and the rush begins for all your November and December events and holiday planning.  There is a great deal of activity in Katy, Texas to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 
Visit the Celebrations Christmas Market, Nov. 3-5 at Second Baptist Church located at 19449 Katy Fwy. This event is host to an exclusive shopping experience. Entry is free. Event includes the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir, door prizes, photos with Santa, and more. For more information, visit
Remember Nov. 6th is the end of … (0 comments)


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