January 2016

There are 9 blog entries for January 2016.

Well we've all heard the saying – the early bird gets the worm. Apparently this can be applied to our local real estate market. Nearly 700 College Station and Bryan homes sold in the first quarter of 2015. Representing an increase of nearly 35% during the same period just two years earlier. While this clearly illustrates that buyers are active and abundant this time of year, let's further examine why this may very well be the optimal time of the year to sell your home! 

Simple Supply and Demand in 2016.

It is true that more homes overall do sell in the late spring and early summer versus January – March. It happens every year. However there are also more homes on the market during that time. Many more. Meaning increased competition if you plan on

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A Home is where the Heart is… and if there is a significant relationship between love and food… then most would agree – The Kitchen is the Most Important Room in the house (next to the master bedroom suite – ie, see next month’s blog). In fact, most real estate experts will agree – the kitchen is the main selling feature in most homes. So how does one take advantage of what could be the heart and soul of your home?

Even as little as 20 years ago, kitchens served a far different purpose than the kitchens of today’s family. Most kitchens were built in the back of the home, or walled up to keep guests out of the sight of the food preparation. As such, buying an older home reveals this trend of yesteryear and can be slightly overwhelming to a newbie

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Adorable 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Shenandoah - Just Listed! Only $189,000! Built by Froehling - Immaculate Condition with crown molding throughout. Lovely brick fireplace, large bedrooms, gorgeous backyard, complete with cozy covered patio and mature trees. This home is the one for you and won't last long! Call me - 512-373-6322 - for more details and to schedule a private showing. MLS 1600459. http://www.tm5properties.com/listing/1600459-1517-front-royal-drive-college-station-tx-77845-4025/

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Happy New Year! 2016 is already proving to be an amazing year, with a ton of changes happening here in Aggieland (and we’re not even talking about TAMU Athletics!). This year we’ve been told that the US will return to an economic normalcy – employment will trend upwards, people will have more money to spend, and of course, the dreaded interest rates will rise. In fact, it is estimated that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will likely end 2016 about 60 basis points higher than today’s level*. As such, we will begin to see growth at a slower pace around the country… but will we see the same trend here in the Brazos Valley?

As I peer into my crystal ball, I will share my forecast for the Brazos Valley future of real estate:

1 - Everyone wants a deal,

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With the start of each year we make resolutions for our health, our jobs, and our relationships. But what goals have you set for your home?

Design and Real Estate Experts have comprised a list to make your home a more welcoming, comfortable, clean, and green household. Here are five resolutions for your home.

1. Clear the Clutter

 This is one of the best and most cost efficient ways to instantly feel better about your home.  Start by going room-by-room clearing out anything you don’t need or haven’t used in a while then donate it to charity. And remember to be particular in the future about what you bring into your home. This can help eliminate the de-cluttering process.

2. Make it Safe and Sound

Be sure you have properly installed

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