April 2014

There are 23 blog entries for April 2014.

You can keep your home value going up by landscaping every five to ten years, says the Appraisal Institute. Get the initial plan in place for the basic yard layout, then replant flower beds and shrubs every few years to keep your yard looking fresh. Here are some suggestions to start adding value to your home right away.

Don't Make it a Mess

Bob Vila, host of "This Old House," says that many homeowners decide to upgrade their landscaping little by little. While it makes sense economically, not having a big picture idea could leave your yard looking like a patchwork quilt or worse, unprofessional. Create a master plan for the entire yard. Break it down into the portions you'll work on each season until it's just as you want it. Take the plan in for

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Bryan Ranked #10 on the Top 10 Most Exciting Cities in Texas

The City of Bryan ranked #10 on the Top 10 Most Exciting Cities in Texas, according to Movoto.com due to its young population, great music scene and variety of nightlife to choose from.They say everything is bigger in Texas.  That includes the fun.  The real estate website Movoto.com decided to look at the 100 most populated cities in the State of Texas and rank them according to the "fun" they provide their citizens and visitors.  The City of Bryan ranked #10 on the Top 10 Most Exciiting Cities in Texas list.

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Movoto.com used statistics from the 2010 US Census, livability scores from AreaVibes and reviews on Yelp to compile their list of the Top 10 Most Exciting Cities in Texas.  They ranked each city, including Bryan, based on nightlife (comedy clubs, bars, nightclubs, etc), live music venues, parks, outdoor recreational facilities, the amount of fast food

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The state of Texas is one big rip-roarin rodeo of excitement. Thriving sports teams abound, festivals pop up everywhere all year round, and of course there’s some of the best tex-mex to be found. It’s hard to imagine being bored at all here. But what if you were looking for some particular amazing thrills? Are there particular spots in Texas that just offer more to the average ultra-active fun-seeker?

 1. City of Galveston
 2. City of Austin
 3. City of Houston
 4. City of Conroe
 5. City of Dallas
 6. City San Marcos
 7. City of McAllen
 8. City of Tyler
 9. City of New Braunfels
10. City of Bryan

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The buying process hits you with enough foreign terms, such as title insurance, closing cost, etc., to make your head spin. Even though these terms may seem ambiguous, they are imperative to finally owning your dream home. Title insurance guarantees that the people selling your home have full and legal title. Problems with the title can limit your use and enjoyment of the property, as well as bring financial loss. As you gets closer to finalizing your real estate transaction the need to get title insurance because increasingly urgent.

Title Insurance in a Nutshell

In order to avoid these problems, title insurance companies conduct title searches at local courthouses or the Clerk of Registrars to verify the history of ownership. Title searches

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Every year, hundreds of local BCS youth and children come out on a hot summers day to learn critical thinking, leadership, and customer service skills. How you ask? By hosting their own lemonade stand and participating in Lemonade Day!

How it Works

Since 2010, the Bryan/College Station Community has participated in Lemonade Day, a nationwide event that aims to teach business and entrepreneurial skills to children and youth. Each youth or child that chooses to participate will receive a free backpack and t-shirt as well as an entrepreneurial guide to starting their own business. On the day of the event, there will be multiple Lemonade Day locations across the Bryan/College Station area for your child or youth to set up their stand. Participants

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If your windows are difficult to open or letting in drafts, it's time to replace them. Wouldn't it be nice to simply flip the lock and slide them open to let in the spring breeze? New windows can make a big difference in your monthly energy bill, reduce noise from the outside and boost your home's resale value. If it's time to go window shopping, take the following factors into consideration:


Your replacement windows should look good and fit your home's design. Keep size, color and shape as well as configuration (how it opens or closes) in mind when shopping. Writer and architect Michael J. Crosbie told This Old House he recommends small double-hung windows with divided panes for traditional or
colonial-style homes and large, metal-frame

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The College Station Color Up 5K 2014 is probably the most fun 3 miles you will ever encounter here in College Station.

Do you love the outdoors?  Do you like to have fun?  Do you want to have a colorful time?  The College Station Color Up 5K 2014 is almost here and they want people like YOU to join in on the excitement!

What: College Station Color Up 5K 2014
Where: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater (1015 Colgate Dr)
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9am to 12:30pm
Cost: $50 pre-registration/$60 at the gate
Contact: Color Up 5K (512) 731-9237

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The College Station Color Up 5K 2014 is Aggieland's biggest party of its kind.  Participants can run or walk the 5K trail through five different color zones, various color bombs and several painters to emerge victorious at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.  Then, it's party time!  Don't worry about the "color".  It's made from colored

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 An affordable jewel!

Budget friendly as well as a great buy. You will be impressed by the well maintained condition and functional floor plan. Spend quality time in the spacious living area while cozying up next to the brick fireplace. The comfortable kitchen features plenty of usable counter and cabinet space while offering an eating bar that opens up to the dining area. 

Head outside to find a lush backyard where you can play in the fresh air, listen to nature and soak up the sun. While this home has many charming aspects, you will also enjoy the convenience to nearby schools and shopping. 

Don't house around...Grab this one quick!

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