It is officially fall which means that the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes is only two weeks away!! Parade of Homes weekends are some of my favorite weekends of the year because it gives everyone the chance to see all the new construction homes that the Greater Brazos Valley has to offer. Upwards of 30 homes are usually on Parade, so this weekend can be overwhelming. That's where my tips & tricks come in handy! Follow these tips & you''ll be sure to have a successful weekend looking at beautiful homes!

#1: Go in a group. 

The Parade of Homes spans neighborhoods all over Brazos Valley. Although most of the homes will be in Bryan/College Station, going from neighborhood to neighborhood takes a bit of time & gas. Carpool with your friends and family to…

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Investors take a look at this great investment property! It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom and is located in the Edelweiss Estates neighborhood. Walk into the long living room whose windows overlook into the backyard. The kitchen is open concept that connects to the dining area and the eating bar overlooks the living room. The backyard is fenced in and has a patio area. Pre-leased through July 2020 for $1,395/mo. Contact us to take a look today!

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A lot of money goes into buying a new house, so it is completely understandable if a seller feels hesitant investing to fix up their current house prior to selling. However, sellers may not realize that some of the issues they live with everyday and consider minor, such as the hallway light switch or the kitchen sink that has plumbing issues, may actually be considered major to home buyers. Some of these issues may even be deal breakers or lead buyers to submit lowball offers. It’s crucial to keep your house presentable and in good shape before you list it on the market.

Here is a list of the most important repairs that will make the biggest impact with buyers:

Roof Problems: A roof is one of the most important components of a home because…

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Fall is almost here and home designers are hard at work showcasing the upcoming trends for 2020. This year, kitchen design shows are filled with new materials, patterns and colors.  As we leave the dark granite countertops behind, kitchens are getting lighter, brighter and more streamlined looks. These new backsplashes are design statement pieces in their own right, creating a uniquely modern feel to the space. With a focus on sleek surfaces and natural elements, here are the latest trends for kitchen backsplashes:

 Mixed materials – layers of stone mix with sleek metal trims or soft wood to create layer upon layer of design.

 Higher Profiles – the backsplash is no longer a 6” continuation of the countertop. Taller profiles and…

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Take a look at this one-of-a-kind, stunning Brownstone condo located in The Villages in Traditions! This unique 4 bed, 3 bath condo has features not available on other units which include: beautiful stone veneer fireplace with aged oak mantle, upgraded GE Profile appliances with convection microwave, Halo 5 whole house water filtration system, gorgeous 28" round chandelier in living room, 4.25" wood plantation shutters, AV system with extra speakers installed throughout the home for your listening pleasure, floating media cabinet in media room, electrical outlet on back porch for generator to provide electricity to the home in the…

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Take a look at this charming 3 bed, 2 bath home located in the Shenandoah subdivision! The living room includes a brick fireplace perfect for cozying up next to during the cooler months. Walk from the living room into the dining room with a wall of windows that let in natural light and overlook the backyard. The updated kitchen includes granite counters, tile backsplash, eating bar, & walk-in pantry. The backyard has a patio area and is enclosed making it ideal for pets or children to play. Some upgrades include new 30 year shingle roof added in 2017, outside AC unit replaced in 2017, and new smart, "EcoBee' thermostat installed in…

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  If you’ve been searching for a new home there's no doubt you’ve seen the term, “move in ready.” This description sounds very appealing, but understanding what it actually means is important so you have the right expectations when starting your real estate search.   First it’s important to remember that the descriptions in real estate listings are written by the listing agent or broker. There is no set industry standard for what agents can say in their listings. While there are guidelines and rules which prevent blatant lying, most home buyers have become aware of the fluffy language used to market a home for sale. The meaning of “move-in ready” is fairly straightforward; it means that the home is in a condition which is acceptable for…

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      Closing Costs are the topic of today's blog post! This is an extremely important topic, because lately I have been realizing that a lot of buyers (and some sellers) do not factor in closing costs when considering purchasing/selling a home. With these costs varying anywhere from $1000-$20,000, they are definitely something buyers should be educated on and aware of upfront. So what exactly are closing costs?    Closing costs are the fees and charges paid to finalize the purchase/sale of a home. Both sellers and buyers will incur closing costs during a transaction. So who is responsible for what?  This graphic just represents the most common closing costs incurred by the buyer/seller. Certain things (for example the survey and owner…

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