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As we reach June, summer approaches us which means warmer weather. There are many fun summer activities and ways to cool down in the Bryan/College Station area. Here are a few fun and mostly kid friendly things to do this summer:

Swim at The Cove *18 and up*

Have a picnic at a park 

Camp at Lake Bryan

Pick berries/vegetables at Jollisant Farm

Go to a farmer’s market

Get a sno cone or smoothie at Bahama Bucks

Another way to cool off is to have a pool put in at your home. However, make sure you really

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The benefits of new construction are undeniable. 

~ The first to live there; untouched by others. ~ New appliances and warranties. ~ Finishes and treatments you may have gotten to choose.  Buying new construction is ideal for many people and stopping in to visit a sales office can make the process seem like a breeze; but there are plenty of good reasons to make sure to bring your own Realtor® with you on that visit.   The Builder's Agent is who will greet you when you stop by a builder's sales office. When you purchase new construction you are purchasing from the builder and the builder will have an agent. When you purchase an existing construction you would want to have your own agent right? So why wouldn't you want to have…
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HOA or No? The Pros & Cons of having one We get this questions a lot when working with buyers. Some buyers have very strong opinions one way or another; HOAs will either be a requirement or a deal breaker. Other buyers don't really have a good idea of what an HOA really is or what they do. And sometimes peoples' strong opinions about an HOA can be formed by a bad experience with one, so they feel like they are all bad. Well, I am hoping to just educate so you will understand in order to make an educated decision when it comes time to decide if a property is right for you. First off... What is an HOA? A Homeowners Association or Property Owners Association is a legal entity that must be established. It works as a nonprofit that…
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For this month, my blog will be a little different with all that is going on at this time. As you know, the Coronavirus is spreading throughout the world. It is important to not panic, but take precautions seriously. There are many ways you can help, even with these precautions. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other. Here are a few ways to help:

  1. Donate blood by appointment.
  2. Buy gift cards or order to-go from locally owned restaurants.
  3. Stay home if you do not truly need to go out.
  4. Make masks for hospitals.
  5. Do a mental health check (virtually) on your friends, family, and neighbors.
  6. If you have to go out, think before you touch and follow the 6 feet apart rule.

In our community of Bryan/College Station and

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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


Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram(@terrencerealtor) using the links below

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Happy Friday!! Today on the blog I am covering two of my favorite topics: renovations & returns! Having recently purchased my first home in March of 2019 (1950's fixer upper) I have researched more on these topics than I could have ever imagined. With my home 98.8% complete, I am so excited to share my newfound knowledge & lessons learned with my clients. The 2019 National Association of Realtors Remodeling Impact Report has also just come out and offers some great statistics to back up what I have researched/learned. Although each buyer is going to have their own personal preferences, but these recommendations will have the highest returns & attract the most buyers. 


NAR Impact Report Reno Suggestions:

The impact report measured

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Make this home yours! This beautiful great conditioned home with 3 beds, 2.5 baths is located in the Creek Meadows neighborhood. This community includes great features such as swimming pools & playgrounds. As you enter the home, you're welcomed to a phenomenal hardwood open- floor concept, including a stone fireplace, granite countertops throughout, study with french doors, big windows in a spacious sunroom, a mudroom next to the laundry room and a half bath for your guests. In this split floorplan, the master bedroom features a gorgeous & spacious master bath with a walk-in shower, soaking tub and his & hers sink. The master closet is large with plenty of storage compartments. Conveniently located near the master is a wonderful study or even a

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Is homeownership one of your goals for 2020? If so, you may want to drop by one of my home buying seminars! Having recently purchased my first home in 2019, I love putting on these seminars to help educate buyers on what to expect when navigating through this complicated process. Now is the perfect time to get ready for the spring buying season, so that you are prepared and able to tackle it confidently. The best part of my home buying seminar is that it is 100% free & no obligation! Coffee & snacks are even provided. 


Items covered in these seminars:

  • Starting the home search 
  • Lending & Loans 101 
  • Realtors (do i need one/what do they do?)
  • The process of writing & submitting an offer 
  • Inspections
  • Negotiations 
  • Closings
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Planning to buy this Spring


Do you want to buy a home this Spring? Wondering when to get started? The time is NOW!


It is well known that owning your own home is a financially responsible and sound decision. You are investing in yourself and your family when you own real property. If you are pursuing a loan to purchase your home you want to be prepared. No one wants to go see their dream home only to be told that they have months of work to do to be ready to purchase this home and that another family who was prepared and ready to buy will get that home instead. Follow just a few simple suggestions to get the process started so that when you find the perfect home you are ready to buy!


1. Check your credit.


When you find that perfect home that you have

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