February 2016

There are 19 blog entries for February 2016.

Many people ask me whether I think investing in real estate in the Brazos Valley is a safe bet… and my answer is always ‘there are no safe bets but there are strategic plans’. Most of my investors have chosen Bryan/College Station for the stable growth focused around Texas A&M University, the new Medical and Law Schools, and the Bio-Research Corridor. With TAMU having the expectation to accept over 60,000 undergraduate students by 2020, student housing is growing by staggering leaps. In fact, even TAMU is partnering with large firms to build housing close to, but slightly off campus property. But if you have a student, or were ever a student, you know that dorm and/or apartment housing is only appealing for so long. Most students yearn for a little more

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I am very proud to announce that I have recently partnered with Mark Golden of Golden Homes Inc. Mark has been in the business of building homes for over seventeen years. He has built in neighborhoods all over town, including Edelweiss, Reatta Meadows, Castlegate and Indian Lakes, where he currently has two beautiful homes nearing completion on Halona Court.

Through Golden Homes, Mark is able to express his creative and artistic talents. By personally drafting his own plans Mark is able to use his years of experience and creative gifts to generate designs that incorporate all of the fine details that set a custom home apart. Mark carries over his attention to detail from the drawing table to the home site. Because he does not use a project

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Attention Parents & Investors!!! Amazing & Rare DUPLEX in Eastgate, less than a mile to campus.

Each side of this duplex features two-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms with ample parking and large fenced in yard. Don't let the exterior fool you - this property is larger than it seems with a large, open floorplan featuring a generous living room, eat-in kitchen, and 2 ample bedrooms with great closet space. On the bus route! Less than a mile to campus! All appliances convey.

Bedrooms in Eastgate rent around $500/each or more - this Duplex has the potential to rent for $2000/month and with 20% down, your principal & interest (mortgage) payments are around half that!

Parents - that allows your student to stay in one room and basically live for FREE! And,

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$499,900     5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms     Sq. Ft 2,708     1.08 acres      MLS # 1601072
Exquisite home nestled on a wooded lot in the much desired Saddle Creek neighborhood only minutes from College Station. Includes a large open concept family room and kitchen, perfect for entertaining guests and family. The kitchen includes a marble island with a built-in sink for added convenience. Raised ceilings and beams flow throughout the home for an added upscale feel. Don't forget the alluring over-sized back patio, essential for relaxing with friends and family. 
For more information on this property, or to schedule a listing, please…
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I am honored to share a short story recently written about my long time friendship, business partnership, and now winning of the prestigious Aggie 100 award together with John Magruder. 

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“What do we do now?” Those are the first words John Magruder (’04) and Terrence Murphy (’05) remember saying to one another in 2003 as they stood side by side on Kyle Field after a rare home loss. John was a senior Aggie yell leader and Terrence a wide receiver on the football team. Neither was used to losing, neither was happy with losing, and neither was familiar with the protocol for what happened after a game in which the Aggies ran out of time. “What do we do now?” It was the question that started the friendship, and it was the question they

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The area just south of the Texas A&M campus has been a hot real estate market for going on a decade or more. Most would say it makes sense due to the close proximity to Kyle Field and other campus landmarks. However, there is something new occurring in Southside these days. Let’s call it sticker shock. Vacant, small lots are going for $250,000 and more. This prices many buyers out of the market and leaves others wondering about future values.  For those who may not wish to invest here, what might be a good alternative?

EASTGATE

I have always considered the neighborhood directly to the east of Texas A&M as undervalued and underappreciated. Just like Southside, it is within one block of campus and you will quickly notice that there is far

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$287,900        4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms         Sq. Ft 2,215         .16 acres        MLS # 101208

This immaculate, professionally-designed custom Magruder home invites comfort, and exudes modern elegance. Includes a generous living space and stylish finishes, the perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining. Beautiful tile floors and plenty of natural light flow throughout the home's airy layout. Also includes a charming gas fireplace, multiple ceiling treatments and crown molding in main areas and master. The gourmet kitchen will inspire your inner chef with its granite counters, stainless steel Whirpool appliances, custom cabinets and walk in pantry. For more information on this listing, or to schedule a showing, please visit:

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$352,500       4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms       Sq. Ft 2,483        .22 acres       101890

This immaculate, professionally-designed includes a generous living space and stylish finishes. Beautiful tile floors and plenty of natural light flow throughout the home's airy layout. Also includes a charming gas fireplace, multiple ceiling treatments and crown molding in main areas and master. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel Whirpool appliances, custom cabinets and walk in pantry. This home screams luxury and offers a perfect home.

http://www.tm5properties.com/listing/101890-4010-wild-creek-court-college-station-tx-77845/

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$346,900       4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms      Sq. Ft 2,510      .31 acres      MLS # 99426

This professionally-designed custom Magruder home invites comfort, and exudes modern elegance. Beautiful wood floors and plenty of natural light flow throughout the home’s open, airy layout. Includes a charming fireplace, tile showers, multiple ceiling treatments and crown molding in main areas and master. The gourmet kitchen will inspire your inner chef with its granite counters, stainless steel Whirpool appliances, custom cabinets and walk in pantry. 

If you would like more information on this property, or would like to schedule a showing, please visit:

http://www.tm5properties.com/listing/99426-3304-lewisburg-court-bryan-tx-77808/

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$349,900       3.48 acres       MLS# 101634
One of the final remaining lots on Arapaho Ridge Drive! Take a drive down this beautiful road and you will quickly begin imagining your dream home sitting on this prime perfectly wooded cul-de-sac lot. Located steps away from the beautiful Lake Arapaho and within walking distance of the newly renovated Indian Lakes Recreational Preserve. You will have access to a recreation center, tennis courts, and a basketball court. Don’t forget about the miles of equestrian trails through the surrounding unspoiled nature. 
If you would like more information on this property, or want to schedule a showing, please visit:
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