October 2016

There are 19 blog entries for October 2016.


Brazos Valley Worldfest

Date: November 5, 2016

Location: Wolf Pen Creek AmphitheaterTime: 10:00 AM - 6:00PM

 Brazos Valley Worldfest, held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater in College Station, TX, is a community-wide international festival to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. Parking is available at Post Oak Mall. The festival includes culture displays, demonstrations, performances on multiple stages, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, international cuisine and more.


All things chocolate and wine

Date: November 15, 2016

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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A home warranty is a separate contract covering repairs and replacements on systems in your home, most usually last up to a year.

 Home warranties cover many but not all of your home's appliances and systems. Contract costs and coverage can vary widely, so always compare before purchasing. Before purchasing one you should review your contract and have a full understanding of what exactly is being covered. When you buy a home warranty, consider premium and optional coverage and what is not covered. When a home warranty is understood and utilized for its intended purposes, it can be the easiest way to save on home repairs and reduce the extra stress that comes with buying or selling a home.
 Warranties vary from company to company but in general they

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Many people believe they know everything they need to about buying a house. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of obstacles that you must overcome in order to purchase a home.

Fortunately, you’re in LUCK! You have can have access to a buyer’s agent. No clue who that is or what it even means? That’s okay, we can help you out.

A buyer's agent is someone who represents only the buyer in a real estate transaction. This person is there to only serve your best interest as a buyer. Your agent will negotiate for you, research the neighborhood or property, ensure the property is inspected, and do whatever is necessary in order to reach your goals.

You need someone that will be honest with you, someone who knows really what they are doing,

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Are you wanting to build your next home, but don’t really know where to start? It seems like there a millions things to consider before you can make any progress. Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start!

  • Look at various floor plans.

Are you wanting a one story or two story? How many bedrooms? Open kitchen? Homes nowadays consist of lavish floor plans which you may not even thought of! It is important to choose a floor plan that will work best for you.

  • Find an experienced agent.
    It is important to connect with an agent that has experience with home builders. An agent will be crucial in teaching you how to structure your offer to a home builder. They will have the experience to know what will be the best incentives to
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Home automation isn’t exactly new — just think back to the first garage-door openers or the first home security systems. But today’s home automation is more innovative and practical than ever before. From thermostats to surveillance cameras, it’s all automated. Here are some products on the market sure to make your life a little easier.

Smart Thermostats

Nest is a smart thermostat that keeps your home cool or warm — but also keeps it safe, all while saving energy, too. As you use the system, the smart thermostat learns your preferences and programs itself according to your usage patterns. Say you like to turn down the thermostat at night. Nest will pick up on this habit and automatically turn down the air. And when it comes to saving energy, Nest

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You can transform any home with good interior design. Bright and open houses are very popular recently, and they bring a positive vibe to the home. Here are some tips to make your home look and feel larger.

Putting mirrors up in your home gives the illusion of a bigger room. It also reflects the natural and artificial light making an overall brighter environment. If you are wanting to make your ceilings look taller, hang long vertical mirrors that scale the walls. Using sheer curtains instead of heavy dark colors, will allow more light to come in and create a flowing environment. Splurge on some cute lamps while you are at it. If you do not have a single dark corner in the the room, it will look larger.

Instead of a couch that has a skirt

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904 Barchetta Drive, College Station

$259,900 | 5 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,314 Sq. Ft. | 0.17 Acres


Great value home in very close proximity to College Station High School and Reatta Meadows Park. This home provides a ton of space and will be sure to please your family.

This move-in ready home features a formal dining room, open-concept kitchen, Texas-size family area, split bedrooms, and a neutral palette to complement any décor. Top notch upgrades include granite kitchen counters and island, brick wood-burning fireplace, window seats, lots of natural light, eating bar, and  walk-in closets. 

The large backyard offers space to entertain out in the open and underneath the covered patio.

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Event Name: Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo

Date: October 21- 23

Location: 5827 Leonard Road

Time: Varies by day

Bring the family for some fun at the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo!


Events include concerts, livestock events, rodeo events, carnival attractions and much more. A full schedule of events offered can be found online.

Live Music:

Musical performances will include shows by Jason Boland & The Stragglers, a performance by Steve Wariner, and a performance by For A Season.

Other Attractions

Other attractions for families include a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, pony hop races, stick horse races and a carnival.
Prices, schedules, and additional information can be found online at the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo website.

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We all know how much the curb appeal of your home matter when you are buying or selling a home. It is the first impression that is given and could be the ultimate factor when deciding whether to buy/sell a home. Many people do not realize how easily you can enhance their curb appeal. Try these awesomely easy tips and see for yourself how your homes curb appeal can transform!

Paint your front door

A fresh coat of paint on your front door can dramatically make your home look newer and also well kept. Don’t go crazy with the color, but try a bright yet soft color so that it stands out, but not too much. Also repaint the house numbers, you’ll be surprised the difference it will make!


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Investing in real estate can have huge payoffs, especially if you are looking to better your financial position in the future. It may be a lot of work at first, but once you get your foot in the door the process becomes much easier.

The major advantage of investing is the cash flow. People who invest in rental properties have a constant and consistent flow of money from their renters. The best thing about rental payments is that you have a stable source of income. Not only is cash flow a major advantage but also, “the government offers tax benefits including depreciation and significantly lower tax-rates for long-term profits. The appreciation of a property will dramatically increase over a period of time,

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