April 2017

There are 9 blog entries for April 2017.

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I’ve chosen real estate investing as a vehicle for wealth creation, but I’ve never really taken the time to explain why I’ve chosen real estate investing and why I believe it is (one of the) great ways of achieving financial freedom. Hopefully, this article will explain why I like real estate investing so much, and why I believe that real estate is a great wealth creator for everyone.

I imagine many of you have read articles (like this one) that talks all about how saving money and investing it wisely over a long period of time can generate large sums of cash. The conventional wisdom is that, if you start saving early enough in your life, you contribute periodically to that savings and you invest

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Real Estate Market Stats for Bryan/College Station

March 2017
Sales Closed: 338
Total Sales Amount: $80,978,000
Average Sales Price: $239,580
Average Days on the Market: 92

Would you like a better understanding of our marketing statistics?
We would be happy to consult with you on how these numbers effect your buying and selling experience!





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Inspection day is a big day during your home buying process. It’s your opportunity to understand the true condition of your home and pinpoint any issues before you buy. It can be a fun yet exhausting day so to make things easier, here are a few key things you should look at when inspecting your home.


Look around the interior walls and ceilings of each room. Are there apparent cracks or shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Does the foundation appear straight? Walk the perimeter of the home to inspect if there are any trees that may be encroaching on the structure of the foundation.


Take a look outside at the exterior of the home. Are the gutters firmly attached? Are there any loose wires or

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6262 FM 974
Bryan, TX 77808

6262 FM 974 Bryan, Texas 77802
MLS# 17005067

Peaceful Presence!

Awaken to a beautiful sunrise over the meadow while sipping coffee on the back porch surrounded by the lush landscaping!

Greeting you upon entering is the spacious formal living and formal dining rooms... continue inside to find a heartwarming family room with elegant fireplace, and a Joanna Gaines-inspired kitchen featuring luxurious granite countertops and eating bar accented by the white ship lap and well-equipped kitchen where you can entertain guests to your heart's delight!

This home also features an oversized master bedroom with sitting areas alongside the Joanna Gaines-inspired master suite, too! Located in Bryan ISD on 5+ Acres --

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When it comes time to sell your home, you’ve got to know your buyer. In Texas, there are more licensed hunters than anywhere else in the country. It’s not secret 

that we love the outdoors here in the Lone Star State. Tap into this market with these home updates and additions:


Storage is key. As a home seller you’ve got to have potential buyers in mind. Many of your would-be buyers may have lots of Texas-sized toys, think ATVs, dirtbikes, boats and trailers. If your property is strapped for storage space or if your garage isn’t quite big enough, large outdoor storage sheds can be the solution to the storage problem. Plus, you can take advantage of the storage space with your own toys and yard supplies until the time comes to sell your

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Public Open House!
2811 Cherry Creek Circle
Bryan, Texas 77802

MLS# 17003740

Escape From The Ordinary!!

A Sophisticated and one of a kind golf course home in Briarcreat Estates.
This 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom home sits on hole # 6  on Briarcrest golf course.
3,683 Square feet of elegant entertaining with multiple dining areas. 

Come see Gwen Smith and tour this classic home. 
Aggieland Realtors
Cortiers Real Estate

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 4/3/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Lincoln Recreation Center
1000 Eleanor Street
College Station, Texas 77840   The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. This free event will include food, face painting, jupiter jumps, coloring, live entertainment and more! The egg hunt is open to all children ages 10 and under. 

Co-Sponsored by Pi Omicron Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc., and Concerned Black Men of the Brazos Valley.

For more information, contact the Lincoln Recreation Center at 979.764.3779.

Bravos Valley Earth Day

Brazos Valley Earth Day is held each April…
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Easter egg fruit pizza


  • 1 pouch (1lb 1.5oz) sugar cookie mix (or your favorite "from scratch" recipe)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz (1/2 brick) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped
  • approx. 3 cups fruit cut into pieces (I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13″ pizza pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the cookie mix, melted butter, and egg and mix with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
  3. Press the dough evenly onto the pan.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely, about 45 minutes. Cut into
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About eight percent of houses sold a year are homes sold by the owner. If you want to save time and money, there will be some things you’ll need to avoid. Even with a real estate agent, some of these tips will help a sale run a little bit smoother.

 Not investing in your home

Your house probably needs some repairs here and there. It is understandable that you aren’t wanting to invest more money into the home you are about to sell. If you want to sell your home in a decent time span and get the most out of your house, investing in it is your best bet. Be sure to clean up the house for showings, maybe even splurge on professional carpet cleaning. A big problem with house showings is the smell. Stains on the carpet and bad odor from pets can be a

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