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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Decorating Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Area From The ZA Staging Team

Don’t let spring and summer be the only time of year that you spend time using your outdoor spaces.  So often we tend to let those areas go unused and abandoned in the fall and winter, but there are so many ways to make your patio space warm and  cozy, which allows you to spend time […]

Fall Front Porch Decorating Tips From The ZA Staging Team

Fall is Here!!!   Below are a few simple and easy ways to spruce-up your front porch this season and provide a welcoming entrance for your holiday guests. Adding a wreath with fall tones to your door is an easy way to add color and texture to your front porch and a great way to […]

Fall Decorating Tips From The ZA Staging Team

Fall is a favorite season for many people, the autumn nights gets shorter and the cool crisp air starts to set in.  I am often asked for tips on what you can do to bring the feel of fall into your home, and of course there are many ways, but there are several inexpensive ways […]

Winterizing Your Home

Dear Jen, My name is Dorothy – but everyone calls me Dot – and I am new to the area.  I’ve read your home and real estate advice in the magazines at my doctor’s office and am hoping that you can help me with some advice before winter sneaks up on us!  I just moved […]

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 […]

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