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Why your fixed-rate note does not necessarily mean fixed-payment

Darn Taxes… Why your fixed-rate note does not necessarily mean fixed-payment. You have just walked out of the title company after closing on your first home. It’s been an exciting process from viewing properties with your real estate agent, to working with your lender on a loan that is right for you, to the closing at […]

Winter Curb Appeal Tips for Selling Your Home

Dear Jen, We just received news that my husband’s job may be transferring him to St. Louis in March. We’re excited, but also a little anxious. Our home is a smaller 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and we are located in a neighborhood where homes sell very quickly. We don’t want to put it on the market for sale too […]

5 Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

Keeping our children safe while trick-or-treating is always a top priority, but do you ever think about making sure that your home is safe and exciting for those trick-or-treaters.  Below are 5 ways to make your home safe for trick-or-treaters. Keep your pets safe and comfortable–  You may have the sweetest, friendliest dog around, but […]

Do You Have Any Home Search Advice?

Dear Jen, My wife and I are new to the Bryan and College Station area. We’ve relocated from the Dallas area and currently have almost all of our belongings in storage. Our daughter and son-in-law have been kind enough to allow us to live with them while we decide on which part of town and neighborhood we […]

Dear Jen . . . What’s the Difference Between a Townhome, Condo, and Patio Home?

Dear Jen, My name is Judy and I am a recent resident of College Station. I lost my husband in the fall of 2015 and moved here to be with my daughter and her family at the end of last year. I decided to rent until I had a feel for the area and knew for sure […]

Dear Jen . . . Easing The Anxiety of Moving

Dear Jen, My name is Brittany and my husband and I met when we came to school at Texas A&M.  We both assumed that we would get our degrees and start our careers and a family in a larger town.  We continue to see that sometimes God’s plan for us is not the same as […]

Interested In Flipping Houses in Bryan/College Station, Texas?

Dear Jen, My name is Phillip and my wife and I just moved to the area to be closer to our grandkids.  I retired in the fall of 2015 at the age of 67.  Frankly, retirement is not what I expected and I often find myself looking for things to do during the day. My […]

For Sale by Owner (FSBO) — Is It Worth It?

In 2016, the Bryan/College Station real estate climate could easily have been labeled as a “Seller’s Market”.  So in today’s sales area, where home prices are on the rise and the total amount of inventory is shrinking, many homeowners may think about trying to sell their home on their own—known in the industry as a […]

2017 Bryan/College Station, TX Real Estate Market Update

Balanced.  This is the word that best describes Bryan/College Station’s Residential Real Estate market in 2016.  Balanced. It has been quite a journey from the Buyer’s Market that began in late 2008/early 2009, through the 2013 shift to the Seller’s Market of 2014 and 2015, to where we are today. Let’s begin by taking a […]

New Year’s Resolution

Dear Jen, Last year, my new year’s resolution was to save up enough money to be able to buy a new home. This is the first resolution I’ve ever succeeded in following through on for the whole year!  So, my new year’s resolution this year is to sell my home and buy a new one!  […]

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