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Great News! The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of
2009 extended the $8000 tax credit for first time homebuyers. Perhaps more
importantly and interesting is the same Act allows for up to a $6500 tax credit
for repeat homebuyers who have lived in their current home for at least 5
years. Income restrictions have actually been eased! If you have been thinking
or dreaming about moving up, downsizing or “re-sizing”, this may be a good
year for you to do it! The program is scheduled to end June 30, 2010.
Once again, I am always available to assist you with your real estate and
housing needs…no question or request is too big or too small!
As of 9/30/09 New Home Sales in Cinco Ranch were up 8% over the
same period in 2008.
Westlake Prep Lutheran Academy opened in August. The school will
add one grade per year up to 12th grade. Westlake is located in Lakes
of Bella Terra off Grand Parkway just south of Westpark Toll Road.
TX DOT would like to use stimulus funds to build connecting ramps
at I-10 and 99. Hooray! More news on this late spring, 2010.
RICHARD ORTIZ, Speaking of south 99, Krogers debut its Marketplace concept store…a
huge store that sells almost everything.
Katy ISD ranks 8th statewide on TAKS performance.
Realtor®, GRI, RCC, CNHS, Fulshear Creek Crossing is the newest development in the works.
e-Certified, SMP Located just inside Fulshear, buyers can choose to build on large lots
in a” country” setting.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Mercantile Parkway, Katy restaurant
Mobile: 2817572009 scheduled to open in late Nov, 2009.
Please call or email me with any additions, suggestions or oops
PRUDENTIAL GARY GREENE
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd., 123
Katy, Texas 77494
281-492-5913 office • 281-646-1841 fax
Having trouble understanding your teenager?
Here are some of today’s slang and acronyms.
Aiight: Contraction of "all right."
Boo: Significant other, pet name. Reading for 'rents'
Crunk: Providing entertainment and excitement, or Rents," or parents, can read up on teens and their talk.
Gank: To steal. Some suggestions:
Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined, compiled by
Hook up:To be with a person romantically, to start Aaron Peckham from urbandictionary.com.
dating, or have sex. The Dictionary of American Slang by Robert L. Chapman.
Kickin': Hanging out with friends, or something
great, like a movie. Top 50 Internet Acronyms Parents Need to Know website at:
Phat: Pronounced "fat," means fine, or cool.
Rents: Parents. Source : TEENS' TIGHT TERMS
BTW By the way
TTYL talk to you later DECEMBER DATES TO NOTE
FUBAR fouled up beyond repair
IMO in my opinion
ABT2 About To 12/1 Discovery Green Cool Globes Exhibits (thru 12/31)
*$ Starbucks 12/1 Nutcracker Ballet – Houston Ballet (11/27 thru 12/27)
10Q thank you 12/1 A Christmas Carol – Alley Theater (11/20 thru 12/27)
459 I love you 12/3-4 Holiday Parade of Homes - Katy
12/4 Mayor's Holiday Celebration – City Hall
9 Parent is watching
12/5 Houston Symphony Family Concerts –Twelve Days of
^5 High Five Christmas
u8 you ate? 12/5 Cheer American Spirit Championships
AITR Adult In The Room 12/8 WWE Smackdown and ECW
DOC Drug Of Choice 12/8 Targeted Job Fair - Reliant Park
J/J Just Joking 12/8-20 Theater Under the Stars -The Sound of Music
M4C Meet for Coffee 12/11-13 Katy Holiday Fun Festival
nm, u not much, you? 12/12 W. Houston Muscle Car Show –Supp. Toys for Tots at
La Centerra Cinco Ranch
soz Sorry 12/18 Houston Symphony - Handel’s Messiah in Candlelight
sup what's up? 12/21-31 Winter Break Holiday for KISD
WD Well Done 12/27 Trans Siberian Orchestra Concert
DYHAB Do You Have A Boyfriend? 12/31 Texas Bowl (NCAA) Bowl Game
HITAKS Hang In There And Keep Smiling
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to
leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
‐‐ Lady Dorothy Nevill
Your referrals are appreciated! I promise to offer outstanding service to any
person you send my way. Do you know anyone that wants to buy or sell a
Pumpkin Nut Crunch
Combine in a large bowl:
1‐16oz can pumpkin
1‐12oz can of evaporated milk
1 ½ cups of sugar
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon of salt
Pour mixture into a greased and floured cake pan ‐ 13x9x2
From our Home to Yours! Sprinkle a box of yellow cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture
Happy Holidays! Sprinkle 1 cup (I use more – almost 2 cups) of chopped pecans evenly over the
cake mix and pat gently.
Pour 1 stick of melted butter evenly over the pecans.
Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.
Serve with Cool Whip, Fresh Whipping Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream.
Featured Neighborhood of the Month: Grand Lakes
2008 2009 Year to Date*
Average List Price $299,595 $296,910
Average Sales Price $291,117 $288,634
Average Sales Price per Square Foot $95.89 $95.04
Average Days on Market 57 67
Number of Sales 156 111
*MLS Data 1/1/09 thru 10/31/09 minus Phase 4
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A man complained that [on] his way home to dinner he had, every day to pass through that
long field of his neighbor’s. I advised him to buy it, and it would never seem long again.
‐ Ralph Waldo Emerson
My approach to the real estate profession is having the perfect blend of
professionalism, time/project management, discipline, and client focus. I address
the concerns of my clients, whether it is to sell your property at the best possible
price or secure that dream property for you, by finding win‐win solutions while
delivering results in a thorough and efficient manner.
I evaluate myself wholly on client satisfaction, because ultimately 'it is really about
Although I do business throughout Houston, my area of focus is the wonderful
suburban city of Katy, TX.
My background also includes 18 years of working for a fortune 100 firm as a
Director of Information Technology. I've managed numerous multi‐million dollar
projects where strong leadership skills, intense coordination and negotiation were
necessary to deliver products and services that consistently exceeded customers'
RICHARD ORTIZ, Realtor
Prudential Gary Greene
Prudential Gary Greene Realtors®
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd., 123
Katy, Texas 77494
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people to get
what they want.