January 2017

There are 7 blog entries for January 2017.

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What is an HOA? HOA stands for Homeowner’s Association. You are obligated to join the HOA of your community when you move in. Some neighborhood even require it. HOA require homeowners to pay a monthly fee. Theses fees can cover services such as ongoing maintenance and repairs, insurance policies, utility payments, reverse funds, contingency funds, personnel, and professional property management. HOA’s can be great when it keeps your neighbor from painting their house neon, or when they provide amenities that you may of not paid for on your own.

Here are some things you should learn about your HOA:

Learn the HOA’s rules.

You want to make sure that you realize all of the ways that you could

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Real Estate Market Stats for Bryan/College Station

December 2016
Sales Closed: 231
Total Sales Amount: $53,842,000
Average Sales Price: $233,083
Average Days on the Market: 108

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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Hear is my favorite, Recipe of the Month! This recipe is pretty easy and also super healthy. If your New Years resolution was to eat healthy, this is perfect for you!



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 extra large sweet potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1½ cup roughly diced onion
  • 1 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 lb broccoli, steamed
  • ½ cup parmesan

For the instructions click HERE

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Thinking about putting your house on the market? These suggestions will get your home show ready for all potential buyers. Now is the time to get your home ready to sell!


First things first, get rid of what you don’t need. Hold a garage sale and sell items you no longer need. By removing unnecessary clutter, not only will you free up space in your home, making your house look larger and spacier, but this will also come in handy when you need to later organize, as well as when you are ready to pack and move. Another advantage is potential buyers will not be distracted by all the clutter and will focus on what really matters, the house! 

  • Trash or donate items that you don’t need anymore
  • Clear your kitchen counters, nightstands,
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Buying a house is probably one of the largest and most important investments you will ever make and can be stressful if not done thoughtfully. Getting the timing right though can save you time and money. Here are 3 tips for timing your purchase correctly.

Can you afford it?

One of the most important reasons to consider if now is the right time to buy a house is if you can afford it or not? Many people have a set price in mind for their homes, but some factors they don’t consider are the small costs of buying a home that will add up. Hiring an inspector, maintenance or repairs to your new house, taxes and the unexpected can happen which are some costs people don’t think about. 

Time of year

Buying a house is like having a baby, there

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Dine Around the World Featuring ITALY

Date: january 19, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Christopher's World Grille

Christopher’s World Grille invites you to join us for our Famous ‘Dine Around the World’ Series Featuring: Italy Thursday, January 19th, 2017 6:30pm Reception, 7:00pm Dinner Experience a Taste of Italy paired with Wine from the Region To purchase your Event Tickets/Reservations: - (979)776-2181, - email events@christophersworldgrille.com - or visit in person 

Discovery Dome at The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley

Date: January 21, 2017
Time 10am-5pm
Location: 4001 E. 29th Street, Bryan, TX 77802
Click Here for more information!
Come enjoy fun and exciting exhibits from the Discovery Dome at The Children's Museum of the
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Who doesn't love a good do it yourself project that is fun & effective? Whether you're looking to buy/ sell, or just looking to spruce up your current home, creating a project that you can do yourself is not only rewarding, but also adds to you home's appeal. There are countless DIY projects that one could easily create. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

Using a wine rack as a towel rack.

This DIY doesn't require much effort, just pick out your favorite wine rack and then use it for your towels. This DIY is super effective and adds extra flare to your home decor. Plus, no more folding the towels!

Paint your Faucets.

This super cheap and easy idea is so worth it! You can transform your entire bathroom or kitchen by simply painting

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