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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!  […]

The Don’ts When Buying a Home

You just found your perfect home and have a contract on it!  How excited you are to move to the next chapter of your life! However, the time period before you actually own the home can be the most work and stress you will have to do just to get to the finish line. You […]

Property Tax Exemptions

Property taxes are never fun to pay, so it’s always nice to know there are some ways to save some money. These savings can happen if you qualify for an exemption. Here are some of the exemptions that you may be eligible for: Homestead Exemption Any individual (not a corporation or entity) who owns and […]

Thinking of Downsizing?

Dear Jen, My wife Judy and I have been College Station residents for over 35 years.  We raised our family here and now our 3 children are grown and have children of their own.  We built our dream home on some acreage that our grandkids now call “Poppa’s Farm”.  We love it out here, but […]

My Fiancé Has Bad Credit

Dear Jen, My fiancé and I met during our junior year at Texas A&M University. We knew we were soul mates after the first date. He’s my best friend and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else. I’ve heard my whole life that relationships are not easy and that they take a lot of work and […]

Rent Vs. Buy – An Investors look on Aggieland

We live in a highly transient community with a large section of our population moving within 5-10 years. Some of these move within the community, others move away after their college careers are over. Regardless, the constantly changing community of Bryan / College Station has our real estate market in a healthy, happy place. As […]

Preparing for a Mortgage

If you’re thinking about buying a home, whether it be in Bryan/College Station, another city in Texas, or even another state, there are a few steps you can take to help improve your credit score and prepare yourself for this exciting chapter in life. We’ve taken some of the most commonly mentioned tips from mortgage […]

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