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Brazos Valley Real Estate – 2017 Year In Review

Brazos Valley Real Estate – 2017 Year In Review *All data supplied by the Bryan/College Station Regional Multiple Listing Service. This past year was a very balanced year for real estate in the Brazos Valley, as conditions favored both the buyer and the seller.  The total number of real estate transactions for the year remained […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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