Mortgage Rates See Record Lows

The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that most customers are taking advantage of the low rates to refinance their current loans.

There are two primary reasons to refinance a mortgage: to get a better interest rate or to secure cash from a home’s equity. Correspondingly, the demand for loans to purchase a home is down after a busy spring due in part to the expiration of the federal home buyers tax credit on April 30.

Charity Holds Golf Ball Drop

The Village Learning & Achievement Center will mark its tenth anniversary serving people with disabilities in a big way. The non-profit organization based in Kingwood will drop hundreds of golf balls from the air onto a hole at Tour 18 golf course during the its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on May 10.

Elvis Shakes the Lake at Keller Williams Concert

When Elvis tribute artist Vince King visited Kings Harbor on Friday night, he wasted no time getting the place shaking “like a leaf on a tree.” The “King” was the feature performer at the free concert hosted by Keller Williams which drew a record crowd to the waterfront venue on Lake Houston in Kingwood.

Young Life Holds Family Bar-B-Que

The Northeast Chapter of Young Life will hold a Family Bar-B-Que on Sun., May 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Deerwood Elementary at 2920 Forest Garden Dr. in Kingwood. Tickets available at the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Kids under five years old are free. Admission includes live musical entertainment, games and an inflatable for the under five crowd.

Young Life is a national non-profit organization for high school aged teens to help them build lasting friendships and to consider the direction of their lives. The Kingwood and Kingwood Park high school groups meet on Mondays during the school year at the YL Clubhouse inside the Vinyard Church at 807 Russell Palmer Rd. in Kingwood.