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  • How Can A Pool Rendering Help Sell a Home?

    When you are trying to sell your home it comes down to the little things you do better than your competition (every other home that is available in your area that competes with your price point and size range). Making sure you home is painted in neutral colors, de-personalizing the home so the buyer can feel like it is their home, and making sure ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on November 17, 2007
  • Don't Just Look at Homes...Do an Area Tour First!

    Many people move to the Katy area because they are relocating within the city...or are coming here from out of town and have heard we have great schools or have wonderful medical facilities. While this in our opinion is all true, we feel all potential buyers should have an area tour before they begin to look for homes. We know clients want to get ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on September 27, 2007
  • Mortgage Issues and Katy Texas!

    It seems that every new client we have starts out by asking us two questions...how is the real estate market in Katy, and how have the mortgage issues effected the market? First, the mortgage issues are a problem for every area of the country and almost all price categories. In Katy the effects are felt in the first time buyer market at well as ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on September 1, 2007
  • What is a MUD?

    We receive quite a few questions about MUDs. We figured it was time to share some of our knowledge on the subject so that people who are considering a move to the Houston or Katy area will have a better understanding.  A municipal Utility District (MUD) is a political subdivision of the State of Texas authorized by the Texas Water Code (TWC) ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on July 14, 2007
  • Why is Zoning Such a Big Issue in the Houston Area?

    Clients often ask us why Houston (and most of the surrounding areas) does not have zoning. Zoning is when a community decides what and where different types of real estate can exist. In most regions of the country we have defined areas for commercial real estate, residential real estate, retail, etc... In the Houston metro area we allow ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on June 16, 2007
  • Should You Use a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing New Construction Homes?

    We receive many questions, often from relocation buyers from other areas of the U.S. or around the world about  new construction homes. One of the main questions is...Why do I need representation when purchasing new construction?  We understand why people ask this question. They are wondering what value a quality realtor will ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on June 9, 2007
  • Questions We Get About All Types of Real Estate Firms!

    We receive quite a few questions about our competition and other agents selling in the Katy area (and for that matter around the City of Houston). The questions come to us about services offered and what we can do for them that another agent can not...or will not do. We know that quite a few agents advertise FULL SERVICE FOR ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on May 26, 2007
  • Feng Shui all the rage for home buyers!

    The more we sell real estate...the more we run into clients asking questions about how a home is set up for Feng Shui. When selling your home you may want to pay attention to some of the principles of Feng Shui...It can help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. A great book to buy is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feng Shui ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on March 24, 2007
  • Great New YorK Times Article about the Houston Area!

    On Wednesday, March 14th the NY Times published an article about Houston area and the ongoing real estate boom. The article states that 97,400 jobs were created in the Houston area in 2006 alone! The article goes on to state that "Nowhere is the growth more apparent than in the city's Energy Corridor. Straddling Interstate 10 west of ...
    Posted to The Katy Texas Blog (Weblog) by 56785 on March 16, 2007