March 2014

There are 24 blog entries for March 2014.

An inspection of the physical condition of a house is an important part of the home buying-selling process. Before buying or selling a home it is very important, beneficial, and sometimes even mandatory in your purchase agreement, to have that home inspected by a licensed inspector.

The goal of a home inspection is to evaluate the mechanical systems, structural integrity, and safety features, and identify any items that need attention of a home being sold. The inspection of a home usually takes between 3 and 4 hours and typically covers:

  • Structural features – Walls, floors, ceilings, roof, and foundation
  • Plumbing – Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets, traps, and piping
  • Systems and Components – Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct
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Buying a home is a very important and exciting event, especially if you are a first time home buyer. While you and your family may be overwhelmed with joy during your home buying process, you must remember that you are making  one of the most expensive and intricate purchases of your life. With this being said, there are a few important tips you must keep in mind and make sure to do during your home buying process and before the closing of your home.

  1. Pick the Best Agent

Not every home is created equally, and neither is every real-estate agent When looking for an agent, it is not necessarily best to go to a large firm with a lot of listing. These firms tend to have multiple agents, some who may be great, but others that may be average or

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You can't miss all of the luxuries this home has to offer!! 

Take a look at this gracious and warmly inviting home designed
to delight the entire family with spacious rooms and ultra luxurious conveniences!!

Situated in the fast growing South College Station area on a cul-de-sac lot
and walking distance to Pebblecreek Elementary. Admire the newest updates
including fresh paint, kitchen appliances, and the HVAC coil, plus a home warranty
in place for peace of mind. 

Open, oversized kitchen with island
and eating bar offers more than ample space for your chef!

The split floor plan provides optimal privacy for all and the comfortable living area is
accented by the beautiful corner fireplace. Play time all around outside
on the entertaining

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There are several different options to consider when trying to find the perfect lender for your home buying process.

A private mortgage company, a savings and loan, a variety of state government lenders a credit union, or a loan from a bank are all types of ways you can finance your home. Before you jump into one of the above options it is best to shop around for the best price for you.

When considering quotes you receive you need to ask yourself what do I want my monthly payment to be, APR, interest rate or lender fees. A few things you should do to help you find the best lender is read reviews of the lenders, compare interest rates and loan fees, and see how long it will take for the leader to approve your loan. Keep in mind that some lenders may

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College Station FreeFit 2014 is a free INSANITY-based workout taught by a certified trainer for all skill levels every Saturday in College Station.It seems that everyone in College Station is trying to get healthy.  With the new healthcare insurance regulations going into effect, it seems that the best way to avoid an expensive stay in the hospital is to stay out of it altogether.  You can do your part by eating right and exercising.  One fun way to get your exercise in is through the College Station FreeFit 2014.

What: College Station FreeFit 2014
Where: Lincoln Recreation Center Gym (1000 Eleanor)
When: Saturdays 8:30am through April 26th
Cost: FREE
Contact: City of College Station (979) 764-3486

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The City has partnered up with Your Fitness Girl's Erika Ervin to create College Station FreeFit 2014.  This free 45 minute class focuses on strength, core training, power moves and

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Real Estate Market Stats for Bryan/College Station

February 2014
Sales Closed: 171
Total Sales Amount: $33,328,264
Average Sales Price: $194,902
Average Days on Market: 122

Would you like a better understanding of our market statistics??
We would be happy to consult with you on how these numbers effect your buying and selling experience!
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No warranty, representation or guarantee is made by the Bryan-College Station Regional Association of Realtors or the Bryan-College Station Regional Multiple Listing Service, or the members, participants, subscribers, officers, directors or employees of each of those organizations (the Entities), that the information used to create the graphs or charts above was accurate, complete or reliable. The

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First-time home buyers represent 35 percent of the market, with 91 percent of homebuyers purchasing single family homes, according to While purchasing your first home is exhilarating, decorating it can be very time consuming. Try these 6 tips for success:

1. Paint before you furnish a room

Paint can be a wonderful and inexpensive way to inject your personality into a new home. Since it can also be messy, save your nice new goods by painting before you furnish the room. If you've already put down large furniture pieces, move them into the center of the room and cover them with a drop cloth to protect them from painting accidents.

Photo by Qole Pejorian via Flickr

2. Repurpose donated pieces to save money

Don't pass up the

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Being a first time home buyer is intimidating and a big life experience. First time home buyers often don’t know where to begin. Here are some helpful tips for first time buyers looking for a home buying experience that is successful and stress-free.

  • Look for an experienced agent to work with you, preferably someone who to be your “Buyer’s Agent”. Your agent will be guiding you through the real estate process and should be clear when informing on how and when to do things. Your agent should be in charge of managing all of the necessary contracts and deadlines for you.
  • Pick a lender and apply for a mortgage pre-approval. Interview lenders over the phone and then follow up with an in-person interview. Your agent should recommend a few
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Surrounded by nature, this home is located in an exclusive & established area just outside the city limits with a serene hint of country.The property is adorned with beautiful oak and cedar trees for private living on a corner lot. Unwind in the fresh outdoors on the extended front porch that is accented with beautiful brick archways. The interior of this home is a blank palette of spacious rooms ready for your finishing touch. With the exposed brick, charming fireplace, & enclosed sun room, this house will feel like home. As you head outside, discover a rustic storage shed, well maintained gazebo, and best of all, peaceful surroundings. An original painting of the home above the fireplace is ready to be passed down to its new owner!
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Brazos Valley, brace yourself, Chilifest is upon us. Chilifest, Inc. has gathered an untarnished resume of success. Every year, this 2-day festival in Snook, TX, attracts thousands of patrons and some of country music’s finest performers to our area. Perhaps many of you have experienced this stellar event or have just heard tidbits here and there. For those of you who are considering attending this year, have a safe and eventful weekend!

It is important to note Chilifest, Inc. is a non-profit organization that not only guarantees a spectacular weekend but also donates ALL proceeds to benefit the community and aid in many worthy causes. This aspect is often overlooked or unknown. Chilifest is easily the most anticipated event in the Brazos Valley.

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