Richard Ortiz Newsletter Dec 2009


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Richard Ortiz Newsletter Dec 2009

  1. 1. DECEMBER 2009 REAL  NEWS  TY KEEPING YOU INFORMED AND EMPOWERED! THIS AND THAT…  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  corrections!    PRUDENTIAL GARY GREENE 23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd., 123 Katy, Texas 77494 281-492-5913 office • 281-646-1841 fax
  2. 2. REAL  NEWS  DECEMBER 2009 TY 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. crazy drunk. 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 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  home? 
  3. 3. DECEMBER 2009 REALTY NEWS    Pumpkin Nut Crunch    1st  Step:  Combine in a large bowl:  1‐16oz can pumpkin  1‐12oz can of evaporated milk  3 eggs  1 ½ cups of sugar  4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice  ½ teaspoon of salt  Pour mixture into a greased and floured cake pan ‐ 13x9x2    2nd Step:  From our Home to Yours! Sprinkle a box of yellow cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture    3rd Step:  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.    4th Step:  Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.    Serve with Cool Whip, Fresh Whipping Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream.    ENJOY!    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    FOR A CUSTOM REPORT ON YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, VISIT MY WEB PAGE AT  WWW.KATYRELOCATION.COM AND CREATE AN ACCOUNT    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
  4. 4. REALTY NEWS  DECEMBER 2009   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  YOU!'    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'  expectations.   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.                           ­ Zig Ziglar