Katy Texas

March 24, 2014

Top Five Reasons to Live in Katy, TX

By Mickie C. As someone who has lived and worked in Katy, TX for many years, I think that it’s safe to say that I’m in love with my community. I really have enjoyed being an active member of the town, and I always make it a point to keep up with the latest happenings in the area. When I work with people in the Katy, TX area, I always point out five things that make the community such a great place to live in. These are some of those selling points: 1.    We have an amazing school system. The Katy Independent School District, or ISD, is one of the best school districts in greater Houston. The growing number of […]
March 24, 2014

Check out all these exciting, local events!

November 9 – Bridgeland Veterans Day Celebration – Festival Park – 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm – http://ow.ly/qDkED November 10 – Farmers Market at Bridgeland – Lakeland Activity Center Parking Lot – 12:30 – 3:30pm Rain or Shine – http://ow.ly/qDkL8 Registering Now – 5th Annual Chili Cook Off – http://ow.ly/qDkXV Registering Now – Turkey Trot at Bridgeland – http://www.active.com/cypress-tx/running/turkey-trot-at-bridgeland-2013
March 24, 2014

Officials discuss Grand Parkway’s influence on Cy-Fair

Segment E of the Grand Parkway is poised to open in December, connecting Cypress and Katy by a 15-mile toll road and bringing with it potential residential, commercial and job growth. During the Nov. 7 Cy-Fair Houston Chamber mobility forum, officials discussed the affect the toll road could have in the Cypress area, comparing it with the rapid growth that occurred after Segment D opened in the mid-1990s in Katy and Fort Bend County. “We’re looking at a game changer here with the Grand Parkway coming in,” said Peter Houghton, chairman of the West Houston Association. The Cypress area should expect to have much growth that occurs in the years following the opening of the Grand Parkway, which is similar […]
March 24, 2014

Why today’s homebuyer needs a real estate agent more than ever

Last summer I got an email from a local real estate attorney who wanted to buy a house. He’d just gotten engaged and wanted to save some money by representing himself. This attorney wanted to do all the work an agent would do to find and buy his first home, and get paid a commission for his work. I explained to him that the commission is payable to the listing agent who agrees to pay a portion of it to the Realtor representing a buyer. Usually, if there’s no buyer’s agent, the seller’s agent gets the entire commission. Some agents will accept a reduced commission for representing both parties. The seller saves some money that way. Sometimes the savings get […]

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