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Join me this Saturday at 10:30am for another First Time Home Buyer Seminar! These seminars, although geared towards first time home buyers, are helpful to anyone looking to purchase a residential property in the near future. This event is 100% free and will have coffee and snacks provided! Here a few of the topics we will be covering on Saturday: 

  • Starting your home search 
  • Lending & Loans 101 
  • Realtors (Do I need one & what do they do?)
  • The offer-making process
  • Inspections 
  • Negotiations 
  • Closings
  • Home Buying Tips & Tricks 
  • Q&A Session to cover any other topics!

After attending this seminar, I can guarantee you will leave feeling confident about what to expect with the home buying process. Hope to see you Saturday!

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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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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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  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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242 Passendale Lane, College Station TX 77845  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 1610 sq ft  Listing Provided by The Kendra Hudson Team   Join me with Sunday, August 25th, from 2-4PM! This house is in the great neighborhood of Edelweiss Gardens. Central to excellent schools, prime shopping & walking trails/parks, this neighborhood appeals to just about everyone! Come see this amazing home for yourself!   Contact me with any questions!  Alexis Knox, Realtor  cell: 281.745.0010 email: Alexis@TM5Properties.com   Can't make it to the open house this weekend, but still interested in looking? Call me to schedule a private showing anytime! Thanks & Gig 'Em!  
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Living in the age of HGTV brings along a lot of desire to purchase "fixer upper" properties. What we are also seeing along with this fixer upper craze is the trend of homeowners cutting out the middle-man and taking on renovations themselves. While I 100% support taking on these renovations, but it is important to remember to always get the necessary permits. Most people are surprised at just how many home projects actually require permits. Researching/applying for the necessary permits should always be one of the first steps when planning for your home projects. Always check with the city to ensure that you have applied for the correct permits, because if not fines and fees could occur. Most homeowners don't realize that projects as small as

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  Is 2019 your year to take the plunge and purchase your first home? If so, please join me Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 10:30am for a First Time Home Buyers Seminar! Breakfast & coffee will be served, and we will be going over the A-Z process of buying your first home! This is one of the most exciting times of your life, and I want to make sure that you are comfortable and confident going into the process. We will end with a Q&A session, so hopefully you will leave with your questions answered & your 2019 home owning goals a little closer to fruition.    Overview of what we will be covering in the seminar:  -Setting up your real estate search  -Choosing your lender & the pre-approval process -What to expect for closing costs & down…
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  It's the beginning of the new year, and many of you have set the goal of buying a home this year! One of the first things people wonder when considering purchasing a home, is "how much cash do I need?" Today on the blog, I'll be taking you through the different down payment options that you'll have to choose from, which will hopefully prepare you for the financial obligations of your home purchase goals!    The main types of loans you'll see when purchasing your home are Conventional loans, FHA (or Federal Housing Administration) loans, VA (Veteran's Affairs) loans.  and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans. Each loan program has different requirements and with those requirements, usually different down payment options. 
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