Have you filled out your 2020 Census yet? If you haven't don't worry ~ there is still time!
Why fill it out?
~ It's the law
Completing the Census is in our Constitution! Article 1, Section 2 mandates that the country count it's population every 10 years.
~ It's funding
Census results affect planning & funding for highways, first responders, health and education programs. Billions of dollars are distributed to states and communities based on the results of the Census!
~ It's your voice
State Congressional Representative numbers are determined based on Census numbers.
Can I still respond to the 2020 Census?
~ YES! Originally Census takers were going to go door-to-door through AUGUST 14th to…
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:
- Donate blood by appointment.
- Buy gift cards or order to-go from locally owned restaurants.
- Stay home if you do not truly need to go out.
- Make masks for hospitals.
- Do a mental health check (virtually) on your friends, family, and neighbors.
- 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…
I wanted to quickly hop on the blog today to talk about a topic on everyone's minds: COVID 19. As of yesterday (March 23rd) Brazos County has been formally placed under the shelter in place status. Non-essential jobs are working from home, kids are home-schooling, & people are expected to only go out in public for essential needs & outdoor exercise. What does this all mean for B/CS real estate activities?
Well the short answer is that this will vary case-by-case.
Each brokerage & individual real estate professional is able to make their own determination of how they will conduct their business for the time being. Lucky for the real estate industry, we are used to working remotely & doing most of our activities online. Real estate activities…
Have you heard about the new Midtown Area Plan? It looks like a really interesting plan for the future of this area of Bryan.
Click here to learn more about whats in store or to provide your feedback about the future of the Midtown area!
"The plan is meant to guide the city through redevelopment of about two square miles surrounding the former municipal golf course on West Villa Maria Road, from historic Downtown Bryan to the city limits shared with the City of College Station and generally bound by Finfeather Road to the west and South Texas Avenue to the east. The plan includes recommendations for five “experience districts” within the area, a market opportunity study, a section that outlines pattern zoning — a new type of zoning that includes…
In honor of new brunch options opening in College Station this week, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite brunch places in the Bryan/College Station area! One of the best benefits of more people moving to Bryan/College Station is the expansion of our food options. A couple of years ago when prospective clients asked about fun brunch places, there was very little to offer. Now we have a fantastic selection with more on the way!
4501 Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802
One of the first brunch options to come to BCS! Lots of great options here with a rotating seasonal menu. Lots of healthy options available along with classic favorites!
Recommendation: Acai bowl, green juice,…
I can’t believe spring break is almost here! It is a great time to have family, friend, or alone time whether you stay in town or take a trip. Here are ideas of where to go:
Places to go locally:
Aggieland Safari- 18075 FM974, Bryan, TX 77808, https://aggielandsafari.com/
Explore A&M- 301 Olsen Blvd, College Station, TX 77845, https://www.tamu.edu/
Messina Hof Winery & Resort- 4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX 77808, http://www.messinahof.com/
Lake Bryan- 8200 Sandy Point Rd, Bryan, TX 77807, http://www.lakebryan.com/
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library- 1000 George Bush Dr W, College Station, TX 77845, https://www.bush41.org/
Grand Station- 2400 Earl Rudder Fwy, College Station, TX 77840, https://www.grandstationent.com/
What is my home worth? Finding out the value of your home is easier than you might think and an invaluable tool when it comes to making financial decisions for you and your family. You might be gearing up to sell your home, want to know if your real estate investments have risen in value, or are simply curious.
Whatever the reason might be for honing in on the value of your home, there are resources to help. Utilizing these resources is the first step in preparing you to price your home right (and to sell it quickly), or just to satisfy that curiosity!
How to find your home's value:
1. You can utilize a free home estimator tool found here. It takes less than 60 seconds to fill out and a report with your home's value will be sent to you…
In 2019, College Station ranked #16 out of the top 20 boomtowns in America, according to the financial company "SmartAsset." They chose seven variables to base these rankings off of which included "population change, unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, one-year change in unemployment rate, five-year establishment growth, five-year housing growth, and five-year change in household income." The five-year housing growth rate came in at 20.43% and the five-year population change came in at 12.30%.
What does this mean for current residents in Bryan-College Station who are looking to sell their home? Now is the time to do it - it's a seller's market! An increase in population leads to an influx of buyers who are looking for a new home. Therefore, the…