February 2016

There are 17 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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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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$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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When you first buy a house there’s so much excitement and joy that goes into the whole process. You simply love your home; everything looks beautiful! As the years go by, life happens and you may not remember that euphoric feeling. This February, ask yourself - "Are you still in love with your home?" If the answer is no, here are some tips to restore your passion for your property!

Paint - Painting an accent wall one of your favorite colors to help depict the feeling of the room. You can paint it a solid color or get creative and add a pattern. Painting your front door a lovely color can increase your curb appeal. Even a nice coat of paint over fan blades can really make them seem like new. 

Accents - Add colorful throws and pillows to couches and

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  $580,000     4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms      SqFt 2,700     1.23 acres     MLS #1500232
You will be awed by the charm and finesse of this exquisite craftsman home! Boasting a great room with wooden ceiling beams, a warm fireplace, and marvelous built-ins. Walk into the chef's kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and immaculate granite countertops. The open concept floor plan of this home is perfect for entertaining guests or bustling family life. Also featuring a back porch with private DiamondBrite finish custom pool. Dont miss out on the opportunity to call this home yours!
For more information on this listing, or to schedule a showing, please visit:
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