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9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

9 Reasons To Buy A House Now

by Marc Davis

“If you’re planning to buy a house right now, the next few months may be the best time to buy. Waiting for both housing prices and interest rates to fall may not be a good strategy for potential homebuyers since analysts don’t expect any significant declines in these two most important home-buying factors. Here’s nine real estate trends that suggest you should get into the housing market sooner than later. (To learn more, check out 5 Tips For Recession House Hunters)

 TUTORIAL: Buying a Home

 1. Lowest Housing Prices in YearsNobody knows when the housing market will hit bottom, but prices are at their lowest in several years and may soon start inching back up again. So buying now or in the near future may be the right time. An abundance of bargain-priced housing is now available because of foreclosures and falling prices.

2. Interest Rates at a 50-Year LowInterest rates are near a 50-year low, according to housing analysts. By the second week of May, 2011, 30-year fixed mortgage rates had fallen to their lowest rates of the year at 4.63%. Although mortgage rates vary from day to day, the 30-year rate at this level is an attractive inducement to first-time buyers, or buyers who want to either move up to larger residences, or others, including many empty-nesters wanting to sell and move to smaller houses or condos.”

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West Houston Jazz Festival – Cinco Ranch High School – 4/29 & 4/30

Don’t miss the West Houston Jazz Festival at Cinco Ranch High School.  Katy ISD will host the 3rd Annual West Houston Jazz Festival and the Katy Guitar Fest. Attendees can expect to see an incredible array of jazz performances, as well as a variety of arts and craft vendors.

Big Band and Jazz Combos from nearly every high school will perform – as well as a special performance by the Katy ISD All-Star Jazz Band. This year’s featured group is the Stan Kenton Alumni Band, made up of musicians from the late, great big-band director’s 1956-1978 bands.

The Stan Kenton Alumni Band will perform on Saturday, April 30. Ticket information and a full schedule of performances are listed at www.westhoustonjazz.com.

I found this event on http://www.KatyMagazine.com.

via » West Houston Jazz Festival.

NEWS ON THE HOUSE – NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2011

NEWS ON THE HOUSE -JANUARY NEWSLETTER

Take a look at these interesting articles in this month’s Newsletter:

– Make Real Estate Investment a Snap
– Find a Cure for Your Sick Building
– Make a Safe Exit with Proper Planning
– Semi-sweet Chocolate Tips

KATY OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2-STORY – Pine Mill Ranch Subdivision

Don’t miss seeing this beautiful 2-story home in Katy on Sunday. I hope to meet you at the open house.

26619 BOULDER COVE CT
PINE MILL RANCH, KATY 77494

MLS 58594017

Sunday January 9 2:00 to 4:00

Fabulous 2-story, 3361 sq ft, four-bedroom, 3.5 bath home on a cul-de-sac street.

This neighborhood is zoned to exemplary Katy schools–WoodCreek Elementary & Junior High and Seven Lakes High School!

For more details: http://har.com/margaretzamanian
Click on Advanced Search, then add MLS# 58594017 and click ‘go.’ See listing details.

KATY OPEN HOUSE, 1-STORY, SATURDAY, JAN. 8 – PINE MILL RANCH SUBDIVISON

Be sure to visit this 1-story beautiful home in Pine Mill Ranch, Katy, on Saturday. I hope to meet you there.

26630 BECKER PINES LN
PINE MILL RANCH, KATY 77494

MLS 82089534

Saturday January 8 2:00 to 4:00

Terrific 2562 sq ft, single-story, split four bedroom plus study; open family – living room; lovely private backyard. Built in 2008.

This neighborhood is zoned to exemplary katy schools–WoodCreek Elementary & Junior High and Seven Lakes High School!

More details: http://har.com/margaretzamanian
Click on advanced search, add MLS number 82089534 to get more details, map.
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Hurrah Katy! Katy is #1 of Ten Most Notable High Growth Areas in the Nation from 2010

News Posted January 5, 2011 Gadberry Group announced its list of the most notable high-growth areas in the U.S. during 2010, and Katy, Texas was ranked no. 1. “This year the no. 1 spot went to Katy, Texas where household growth seems unaffected by the economic conditions that challenge many parts of the nation,” says Gadberry Group principal Larry Martin.

“Katy topped the list with an 8.71 percent increase in households from 2009-2010.” Headquartered in Little Rock, Gadberry Group provides location intelligence services and date for the world’s top retail brands. Their list also included suburbs of Fort Worth, Dallas, Phoenix and more. Katy was the only Houston-area suburb to be named to the list. Overall, the Group says Katy was the fourth fastest growing area of the
10 since 2000.

The Cinco Ranch development continues to contribute new households to Katy’s growth. “Compiling the 2010 was especially interesting as we anticipate the release of the 2010 Census household counts, which we are confident will confirm our household counts,” says Martin.

The 10 selected places in this year’s list had an average household growth of 150 percent from 2000-2010, compared to last year’s list average of 170 percent from 2000-2009. Martin noted that, in spite of the economic challenges of the past few years, there continues to be pockets of growth in the most resilient areas of the country. Texas is noted as bucking national economic trends by capturing four of the slots.

I found this on http://.katymagazine.com/.

Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update – Jan. 3, 2011

Katy
is #1 – Gadberry Group Names the Ten Most Notable High Growth Areas
in the Nation from 2010 | Katy EDC
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