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And the growing continues..... There will be a meeting Tuesday between the University of Houston System administrators and newly elected state Senator Lois Kolkhorst.  They will discuss a major expansion of the UH Katy campus.  Currently UH has a small campus in Cinco Ranch but there are plans in the works for a much larger operation. “There’s a need in the Katy area fo...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
A home is not a mere transient shelter;  it's essence lies in its permanence,  in its capacity for accretion and solidification,  in its quality of representing,  in all its details,  the personalities of the people who live in it. (H.L. Menchen 1880-1956) ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Sandy Brooks]
I can’t think of too many people who dislike great food and a bargain.  Those are two of my favorite things!  In this blog, I would like to highlight a local restaurant that offers just that.  In addition, I’ve included a link to a list of area restaurants that offer deals on different days of the week.  Take a look and save some money! Spring, Texas has a variet...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Leticia Herrera]
Want a Career in Real Estate? If you have an interest in starting a career in real estate, contact Kimberly Berger at 281-968-9546 or email kim@kimberlyberger.com.  Kim will personally assist you with getting started in the process, and she can share with you what being part of Keller Williams Realty can do to change your life.  She will also get you connected with one of Ke...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Kimberly Berger]
Expect a few delays this weekend on the road due to construction. The Texas Department of Transportation has a website that provides information about all closures in effect this month for the Houston area. The link below provides updated highway closure information: http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/construction/construction_report.aspx Information courtesy of the Texas Department of Tran...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Kenya Burrell]
Our first full year at Keller Williams.  We are so excited to be named 6th in the Top Listing Award.  Can't wait to see what 2015 brings.
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Pamela Harris]
Most millennials say they’d rather rent than buy a home — a decision that could cost them more than $700,000 over the course of their lives. Nearly six in 10 millennials (59%) say they’d rather rent a home than buy one, with just one in four saying they are either very or completely likely to purchase a home in the next five years, according to a survey of 1,300 millennials re...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Michelle Cannon]
City news … League City – The new Public Safety Building opened at 555 W. Walker Street.  At a cost of $30.49 million, it’s very high-tech and is the newest and largest police station/public safety building in the county.   Seabrook – The $8.55 million bond was approved to build and update facilities including $6.85 million for a public works complex, an...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Pamela Archer]
Katy ISD’s McMeans Junior High was recently named as one of only seven exemplary Texas “Schools to Watch” for 2015 as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Middle School Association. Schools involved in this program demonstrate that high-performing middle/junior high schools have a clear focus on academic...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Calculating Your Monthly Mortgage Payments One of the most important factors to consider when buying a new home is affordability.  As a general rule, mortgage payments should not exceed 25-30 percent of your monthly take-home pay.  The best way to know what you can afford is to determine the possible payment range by comparing the price of the home with other essential ingredients. ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Enrique Escobar]
Parades Parades Parades!!! 22 parades and thousands of beads!!! It's Mardi Gras time o Galveston Island! February 6 - 17. www.mardigrasgalveston.com ETC brings another timeless production to Galveston Godspell will be on stage at Island East-End Theater Company on February 27 - March 28. www.islandetc.org Artwalk where friends and families gather together to admire the works of our i...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Dee Richmond]
As I was sitting across from my client buying a home for his family he asked me "how do you get paid?" That is a great question I am suprised more people don't ask.  How is a Realtor paid? Many consumers are under the false impression that Realtors are salaried by their brokers or companies and commission is on top of that.  The fact is that most Realtors are paid s...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Karen Sherrill]
Falling oil prices typically lead to lower heating bills and cheaper fill-ups at the gasoline pump. Less obvious to the average consumer is the role cheaper oil is playing in driving down mortgage rates. It is a complicated and indirect link that will likely keep rates low well into 2015, economists say. Mortgage rates are largely driven by the bond markets and most closely follow the yields (o...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Christian Flakes]
Breaking ground this year - Katy Boardwalk will include  a convention center, a hotel and a boardwalk that will circle an 80 acre pond.  The boardwalk will also have viewing stations when completed. Wonder what resturants and boutiques will be on site? http://coveringkaty.com/2015/01/19/exclusive-see-video-animation-of-katy-boardwalk-project/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Don't miss this event! 
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
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