National Housing Reports an Increase in Existing Home Sales….

When you hear someone talking about existing home sales, do you ever wonder what kinds of homes make up this definition?   Well, these are homes that include single family, condos, townhomes, and co-ops.

This month the National Association of Realtors is reporting a 5.6% rise in existing home sales for the month of November.   Don’t be alarmed, that these statistics are from last month.   This information does not come out until the end of the next month.   For example, stats for December will be available in the middle or towards the end of January.

Christmas Comes Early for Katy ISD

Katy ISD has received the Five Star (FAST) rating.   They are only 1 of 43 other districts out of 1,235 public school district in the state of Texas to attain this honor.   The FAST rating system recognizes districts and schools that have achieved high academic standings and cost-effective operations.   FAST stands for the Financial Allocation Study for Texas.

The superintendent of Katy, Alton Frailey was quoted as saying,œTo be listed as one of only 43 districts in the entire state speaks volumes of our continued efforts maintain effective and efficient operations while creating an environment that is conducive to learning and student growth.

Did you know that in the Katy area, our outstanding performing schools led by some of the best teachers and principals in the nation, keep our home values high, and make Katy, Texas one of the most sought after areas to live in, in our state?   We are so blessed to have such great professionals teaching our children.

New Prices on New Homes Around Katy

I have just recieved some great news from our premiere new home neighborhoods in Katy.   Give me a call if you are looking for a new home in Firethorne, Cross Creek Ranch or CincoRanch.   The end of the year is really one of the best times to buy a new home.

Give me a call, at 281-682-2555, and I will tell you how you can get a gorgoius new home in Firethorne for under $206,000.     This home includes 2,326 sq. ft. of spacious living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, Formal Living, Formal Dining,   42″ cabinets, Granite Contertops, a Covered Patio and much more!

Open House on December 11, 2010 at 28115 Gadwall

On December 11, 2010 at 14:00 PM, you are invited to an Open House at 28115 Gadwall in Katy. If you are looking for a Single-family property in this area, don™t miss this rare opportunity to visit this magnificent property. For a preview of this Single-family property, check out my site at http://www.candiceskoby.com. Please do not hesitate to Contact Me if you have any questions or wish to schedule a private showing.

Happy Holidays EQUALS Happy Buyers in Houston, Katy, Area

What are the advantages of having your home on the market in the winter months?

*In most cases, sellers who keep their homes on the market during this time are motivated.

*When you think of sellers, don’t count new homes out.      

*Of course, as we talked about previously in other blogs, you will have less competition from other buyers than you would in the coming spring.

*Interest rates tend to be lower than in the spring.

*My buyers who end up buying in the cold freezing winter, love having the spring to relax in their newly unpacked home.