This weekend the Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association is putting on one of my favorite events: The Parade of Homes! This two day 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!
Saturday, October 20th: 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 21st: 12-5pm
New Builder Homes are growing in popularity with buyers for a couple of reasons:
1) It's brand new!
This is the most obvious reason people want a new home, because there is…
Come visit me this Sunday from 1-3pm to view this spectacular home in Castlegate II!
Castlegate II is one of College Station’s most sought-after communities! With a resort style pool, multiple parks and access to some of the best school in BCS, Castlegate II is becoming a favorite for families. South College Station is continuing to grow, and living in this community gives the opportunity to be close to the great things coming!
4213 Norwich Drive is a stunning lakefront home with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This gorgeous Marriott home boasts wood floors throughout the open living room, floor to ceiling stone fireplace with custom built in cabinets, and archways into the living and dining rooms. The look through to the
Many sellers wonder how to get their home sold as fast as possible, does that ring a bell for you? Here are some tips to get your home SOLD quickly:
Price it RIGHT – My job as your REALTOR® is to perform a comparative market analysis that details the most recently sold properties so that when your house is listed, we are using the most accurate pricing data. Pricing too high will eliminate a pool of available buyers, and pricing too low will be unfair to you as the seller. Set it right the first time!
Give it curb appeal – I’m sure you’ve seen them around town, those houses that have such a great exterior that you feel compelled to go inside… that’s what we want for your house! It could include
College Station is home to Pebble Creek Country Club. Celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year, Pebble Creek offers many activities for those wanting to be a member whether you live in the neighborhood or outside the Brazos Valley. The club offers several different memberships to choose from. There are full memberships, social memberships, and non-resident memberships for those who live 35 miles or more from the club. With new renovations being made to the pool this year and with all of the amenities Pebble Creek has to offer, why wouldn’t you want to become a member?
There is an energetic scene at Pebble Creek. Whether it’s member socials, live music happy hours, parties, or just cocktails and drinks on Friday
There are other communities in town that offer club memberships with residency, such as Miramont and Pebble Creek, but I for one love Traditions. It’s such a welcoming community with so many amenities. Whether you choose the peace and quiet route, or the active path, you will feel right at home at Traditions. I should know, my family and I are proud members of the club and residents in the neighborhood!
There is a wonderful social scene at Traditions. Whether it’s new member socials, live music happy hours, holiday themed parties, Aggie football watch parties, or just cocktails and drinks on a Wednesday night in the grill, there is always something happening at Traditions. Members
Welcome back to Home Buying 101 – Throughout this series I will be detailing the various parts of the transaction process for purchasing a single family home. My goal is to answer the many questions looming around purchasing, especially for first-time home buyers. If you are just beginning, I recommend starting with Part One: Understanding Equity.
Hopefully when we’ve met for the first time, we have also been able to chat enough that I have an idea of the types of property my customer is looking for. If so, then I will have scheduled 2-3 properties for us to go see that I have found fitting for the customer’s criteria.
Before we leave to see those properties, I will go over the Buyer/Tenant
Welcome to my new blog series, Home Buying 101!I will be detailing the various parts of the transaction process for purchasing a single family home. My goal is to answer the many questions looming around purchasing, especially for first-time home buyers.
There are a lot of words thrown around when discussing purchasing property. One of the most confusing concepts for first-time home buyers is equity. It’s not a dirty word, I swear.
Equity in real estate is defined as the difference between the market value of your property and what you owe to the lender for the mortgage. For example, let’s say the market value of your home is $150,000 and you owe the lender $120,000; that makes your equity $30,0000.
Maybe you're tired of renting, maybe you want a "place of your own". Maybe you want a project you can work on because you've fallen in love with every renovation show on HGTV .. we've all been there. Or maybe you're ready to take that next step to completely be out on your own.
Regardless of your reasoning, purchasing a home (especially your first one) can takes several steps. Even if your timeline is closer to 6 months or a year, here are some ways to get prepared:
1. Decide on your budget - this may seem surprising to some, but just because you're approved for a loan amount doesn't always mean you'd be comfortable making the mortgage payment. It's a good idea to have in mind how much you'd be willing to spend on your
By now you have heard of the flooding that has devastated Louisiana and the families that call it home. What many of you don’t know is that Louisiana was my and my husband’s home for the better part of 4 years. Families from all over the state took us in and immediately treated us as their own while we attended college at Nicholls State University, in Thibodaux, LA. (#GeauxColonels) To say seeing them suffer is heart breaking would be an understatement.
That’s why I’m doing what I can to give back! After seeing a couple different posts of shirts and accounts with the intention of providing relief, I decided not only to order some for us, but to also assemble as much information as I could find
Although the Summer is winding down, our market is still competitive. It can be frustrating having to compete against other offers, especially when the Sellers are the ones calling the shots. Be sure that you are communicating fully with your agent - there is no such thing as a stupid question! To help navigate these choppy waters, here are some ideas on ways to make the home buying process smoother:
1. Strengthen your offer: One of the first things Sellers see on your offer for their home is how much Earnest Money you are putting down. Because this money is used as leverage for you to not back out of the contract, a higher amount can imply how strongly you desire the house. For example, a house under