Bryan, TX

As the leaves fall off the trees, Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving this year might look a little different as years past, but hopefully we can all find things to be thankful for even during this tough year. Whether you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving virtually with friends or in person with family, you can still have the traditional meal. Make it easy on yourself and save the cooking to the local restaurants. Support local and eat a delicious meal- it’s a win win! Here are a few options for meals or even just grabbing a couple of Thanksgiving staples:  

Little’s Lunches- 2651 Boonville Rd. Ste 125 Bryan, TX 77808, 979-324-4143, https://www.littleslunches.com/

Mallet Brothers Barbeque- 9339 State Highway 6 Navasota, TX 77868, 936-825-9440,…

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The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

 

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.  And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages. 

 

But, rather than a slowdown, we are continuing to experience a surprisingly robust real estate market across the country. And experts estimate that these conditions are likely to last well into the new year. Fannie Mae Senior VP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan predicts that existing home sales will ultimately “be up a…

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For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate agents, virtual tours have been a useful way to help buyers with their home search and to assist sellers in creatively marketing their listings.

 

Because of the pandemic, virtual home showing options recently experienced a huge spike in popularity. One survey found that nearly 33% of recent home tour requests were for virtual tours, as compared to just 2% pre-pandemic.  And it’s easy to see why.

 

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Today on the blog, we are going to be highlighting Austin's Colony. This neighborhood is located in Bryan, Texas near the intersection of Highway 6 and Boonville Road (FM 158).

What I love about Austin's Colony:

  • Proximity to grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants
  • Easy access to Highway 6 for commuting

Community amenities:

  • Austin's Colony Park featuring covered tennis and basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, grills, playgrounds, and more
  • Mitchell Elementary in Bryan ISD

What is nearby:

  • Kroger (0.3 miles away)
  • Physician's Premier ER (0.3 miles away)
  • Double Dave's Pizzaworks (0.5 miles away)
  • Walgreens (0.5 miles away)
  • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe (0.7 miles away)

Stay tuned for more neighborhood…

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Happy fall, y’all! October is here and with it came cooler temperatures. Mostly in the morning, but I can’t complain as this is Texas. October means Halloween is right around the corner. One tradition I love doing every year is getting a pumpkin for our front porch. Here are my top places to get a pumpkin:

The Farm Patch- 3519 S College Ave Bryan, TX 77801, Open Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm. *Featured picture is from here.

Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Patch- 2301 E 29th St, Bryan, TX 77802, Open Sunday- Friday 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am- 8:00 pm.

P-6 Farms- 9963 Pooles Rd Montgomery, TX 77356, Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.

Edge General Store- 7250 Edge Cut Off Road Hearne, TX 77859,…

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New Build 

  1. Ability to customize- When building a home from scratch you can have control over a home’s layout, colors, and features. When you buy a resale home, you have to compromise and accept the previous owners’ tastes. 

  2. Warranty- Typically, new homes come with a one-year builder warranty and ten years for major structural components. A home warranty policy is negotiable with a resale but it is not guaranteed. 

  3. Lower maintenance- It’s new, so you won’t have to worry about repairs in a while. This can give you more leeway to use that money for other important things, like your mortgage!




Resale 

  1. Location- If you want to be in the middle of the action, then a resale might be a better option for you.…

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School has just started, but it’s already time for a holiday! Labor Day is just around the corner which means a long weekend for most. Looking for fun things to do? You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few ideas:

Trivia Night on the Green- September 3rd from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm at 144 Century Court Suite 103 College Station, TX 77845. https://www.century-square.com/events/detail/trivia-on-the-green10251822171221

Staycation at The Stella- My husband and I just did this. I highly recommend it! The pool is open, they have complimentary paddle boards, complimentary bikes, yoga on Saturday morning, and great dining options. https://www.thestellahotel.com/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=business_listing

First Friday in Downtown…

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This weekend the Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association is putting on one of my favorite events: The Parade of Homes! This two weekend event is a great opportunity for everyone to see all the beautiful new builder homes all at one time! The best part about this event is that it is FREE and open to everyone! You do not need to be actively looking to purchase a home, or have a pre-approval letter, so this is a great stress-free, weekend activity for the whole family! Social distancing will be in practice & face coverings required to enter the homes.  Dates: August 28th, 29th & 30th and September 4th, 5th & 6th. Fridays 1-7pm, Saturdays 10-6pm & Sundays 12-6pm   New Builder Homes are growing in popularity with buyers for a…

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If you're looking to buy or sell in Bryan College Station, please don't hesitate to reach out. I would love to be your real estate contact!

Terrence Murphy

CEO, Broker & Founder, Realtor, CLHMS, Million Dollar GUILD

Cell: 979.820.7036

Email: Terrence@TM5Properties.com

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