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I have just attended an office education hour hosted by Dustin Ogle from Brazos Valley Marketing, a young entrepreneur who will graduate from TAMU with a bachelor's degree in engineering within a few days. I feel compelled to share today's experience with you. 

Earlier today during a live Instagram event, when asked the question, "What advice would you give to college students who are just starting out and want to become entrepreneurs", our broker and CEO, Terrence Murphy, SR replied, "While you are in college, start your own business, even if its a lawn care business or go work

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This week's spotlight is shining on one of BCS's premiere golf course neighborhoods:: Pebble Creek!

Located off of William D. Fitch Parkway in South College Station, Pebble Creek is a beautiful community with homes ranging from $200,000 all the way into the $1,000,000 range. The Pebble Creek Country Club  just celebrated their 25th Anniversary and is one of the best golf courses in all of Brazos Valley. Pebble Creek is the perfect location if you want that quiet, small town feel while still being close to everything you could ever need. 

Pebble Creek is one of the hidden

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Commute times How remote is it/how close to town? One of the best things about country living can be seclusion, but, for some, it can also be the worst. Are you a person who thrives with lots of activity around? Or do you enjoy the quiet and feel comfortable being a bit isolated? How close do you want to be to a town? What do you want out of the town? A few stores? Or are you interested in being close to decent restaurants, yoga studios, bars, golf courses and the like? There are no right answers, but be honest about what you want.

How much land do you want or need? If you’re

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It's the holiday season! I love this time of year, but it can be hectic trying to get your home ready for family and friends. Here are a few tips for your home for the holidays!

Add crown molding in key areas of your home such as the living room and kitchen to make the room look larger, and more elegant.

The bathroom gets a lot of traffic so get rid of those worn out bathmats and replace them with new ones.  If your are looking to do a little more it's always a good idea to change out old faucets for new ones, and frame mirrors that aren't already framed. This will impress

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Be prepared – If you don’t already have one, get a pre-approval letter from a local lender.  Why local?  Realtors are familiar with lenders in their market and know whether or not they can get the deal done. 

Gather your information – Ask your realtor to prepare a Buyer’s Market Analysis for you.  This will give you a snapshot of comparable homes and an idea of what they’ve been selling for in the last six months. 

Make sure you understand your local market –particularly if you are coming from out of state.  Ask your realtor what the list price to sales price ratio is in your

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Your buyer’s rep can help you decide.

The decision to purchase a home is a highly personal one, based on both tangible and intangible factors. Beyond your personal situation, local market conditions, financing costs, and future expectations must also be evaluated. The following list of questions can help you decide if you are ready to move forward with a home purchase. Your Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) can help you sort through these issues and provide essential local market perspectives.

Purchasing considerations

If you purchase a home, how long do you

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Howdy everyone!

I hope you had an awesome holiday! I had many family members ask for more tips on how to improve the value of their home so I'm excited to get back.  Last time I wrote about the power of paint, and gave you some great color samples.  This week I want to go over how to update the hardware in your home.  

If you have outdated light fixtures and want to update you're in luck because this is an easy fix!  A lot of homes have outdated dome lights, these can be replaced with recessed lighting and updated fixtures to make your home look sleek.  I suggest recessed

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It's been a while since I wore a tall black stiff paper pilgrim hat with a faux golden buckle on front or donned a simple head band made of brown paper grocery sacks with glued on dime store feathers in a Thanksgiving elementary school play...  So, I thought I would brush up on the meaning of Thanksgiving.  I found an entertaining (and seems to be accurate) account of our history on a website called Politifact.com  It was a quick read and explained more than I was looking for.  Click here for the full article.

Each year we can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here and for it to

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Now for the fun part...the interior! There are endless possibilities when updating to improve the value of your home but never underestimate the power of paint!

Painting is a simple and inexpensive project that can change everything.  Warm, neutral colors are best. Try to stay away from bright, bold colors except for an accent.  Taupe is a popular color, but I personally love and recommend the 2017 Sherwin Williams Color of the year, Poised Taupe.  I recently used it in a bedroom and it's an amazing mix between brown and grey. 

Grab a can of paint and let's do this! 

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409 Live Oak Street - College Vista

MLS#17017387 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms 2,247 sq. ft.  0.17 acres   Built 2016

Virtual Tour

Remarks: The true greatness of this home is in the many different ways it can be enjoyed by the buyer. Just 2 blocks from the A&M campus, the home's open concept layout works wonderfully for a parent of Texas A&M student, for a former student as an Aggie Game Day home or equally as well to a rental property investor! The home is currently leased for $2500/month and the lease runs through May 20, 2018. Current tenants have expressed interest in

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