West Houston Area Information

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Flood Insurance in Houston Just Makes Sense

August 27, 2010

Flood insurance has been a hot topic in real estate this year. I know that most have not heard too much about it. The headlines have all been about the recession, foreclosure rates, plummeting home values, and high unemployment. The National Flood Insurance Program has been allowed to lapse several times this year leaving all Americans in a bind, not just those in a flood zone. We currently are set through September 30, and an extension of the program is likely without a lapse, but there are no guarantees.

Houston and Surrounding Area Market Update July 2010

August 24, 2010


July figures are in and, as expected, the market cooled off considerably.  Home sales in the Houston area suffered a double digit decline in July, with sales of single family homes falling 25.1 percent.  Sales of all property types combined fell 24.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Good News for Katy and West Houston Homebuyers and Homeowners

We have great news for homebuyers and current homeowners. Congress has passed the extension for the Homebuyer Tax Credit, allowing those who had met the previous deadline of April 30 to have more time to close on their home and still qualify for the tax credit. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Homebuyers will now have until September 30 to close. The flood of contracts near the end of April, coupled with a wave of refinances has swamped an industry that was already working on a skeleton crew.

A Look at the Real Estate Market in June 2010

The Houston real estate market continues to remain strong, thanks in large part to the homebuyer tax credit. While this tax credit has come and gone, we expect the Houston/Katy market to remain strong. There are several factors that lead us to believe that we will continue to see modest growth over the next few months.

The Latest Facts and Figures From Your Katy and West Houston REALTOR May 2010

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Katy Independent School District in the Top 10

The Katy Tigers made it to the state championship game for the third straight year, and though they fell a little short of their goal they can hold their heads high knowing that they represented the city of Katy with dignity and pride.  The Katy area can also be proud of another accolade...the Katy Independent School District ranked eighth in statewide TAKS performance out of the ninety five schools in the state of Texas with ten thousand or more students.

Adopt a Hero for Christmas

This past Saturday a group of local Katy motorcycle enthusiasts (yours truly couldn’t make it….I was laid up in bed with a head cold) joined a group from all over the Houston area for the Adopt a Hero for Christmas Fundraiser. Saturday’s ride was the first of a two part ride for this particular event. This fundraiser is organized to bring Christmas gifts to our wounded soldiers at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio. Entry for the event was $20 per bike or a gift for a wounded soldier.

West University Place Shows Houston and Surrounding Areas the Way

Texting while driving, something we discourage in Katy, TexasOn Monday evening the West University Place Council unanimously passed a proposal to ban texting and internet searches while driving anywhere in the city limits. West University Place has taken a lead position in legislation of this type; it was the first Texas city of many to ban the use of cell phones by drivers in school zones.

Another Great Rice Harvest Festival in Katy Texas!

Katy was the Place to Be!

Judging by the crowd, the smiles and all the laughter, I would have to say that this year's Rice Harvest Festival was a huge success.  The weather on Saturday was cloudy and cool, which made it a perfect day to walk around and enjoy all the arts and crafts that were dispersed throughout the festival.  This festival is one of our favorite annual events, and Jackie and I look forward to it all year long.

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