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April 27, 2019 | 1-4PM | 5216 Congressional Dr. | 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3 Car

Come take advantage of the price drop! Upon entry, you will be stunned by the crystal chandelier. MIL suite can be hidden behind its own pocket door and includes two huge walk-in closets, plus full bathroom. Entertain your guests from the open-concept kitchen, where they can eat at the wrapped bar, breakfast area, or formal dining room. The master suite includes beautiful wood floors, plus bathroom enjoys separate shower and jetted tub, and another walk-in closet. Upstairs a massive loft awaits, complete with reading nook, full bathroom + you guessed it - walk-in closet that could be used as a library. Come see this gem today! 

 

April 28,

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As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.

HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE

A continual rise in real estate value is where our market’s headed. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.1  While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, several factors continue to push prices higher.  Those factors

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1725 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S, Unit 1912

College Station, TX 77840


Fully leased 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo in the Woodlands of College Station


Well maintained, freshly painted, FULLY LEASED $1695 INVESTMENT PROPERTY, 3 bedrooms & 3 full Baths. Huge bedrooms+individual bathrooms. The breakfast area provides for an eat-in kitchen that opens to the oversized living room area – great space for entertaining. You must see this one! This location when comparing to others in this community is top notch! Across the street from the newly updated club house & steps from the community shuttle that drops off at the Aggie Bus Stop. The amenities – resort style community pool with sun deck, fitness center with weight room,

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From the desk of Mae Nowak, Realtor®

On the corner of W Villa Maria and South College Avenue in Bryan, Texas sits the 148 acre Travis B Bryan Municipal Golf Course. The city of Bryan has discussed turning the golf course into a super park for more than 5 years, and over the last year, plans for that are finally being released. According to city officials, "the municipal course had become a financial drain for the city over the years, losing around $200,000 annually on what has been a more than $900,000-a-year operation". The idea of creating a "super park" was primarily focused on the need to use sports and tourism to the economic advantages of the city. The goal is to provide attractions that would bring in out-of-town and overnight

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It’s important that whomever you hire to sell your home studies our current market data, like the statistics released in December 2018.  As I’ve mentioned before, my time in undergraduate studies was devoted to the sciences.  What that means for you is when we work together, I will use the latest information available.

 

Here are the statistics for November in 2018:

  • Median price of homes INCREASED 9.5% compared to this time last year, to $218,950
  • Inventory is UP 21.1% compared to 2017
  • Percentage of closings is UP 2.7%
  • Number of days on Market UP vs 2017 (105 in 2018 vs 98 in 2017)
  • Months of inventory INCREASED to 4.6 months (vs 3.8 in 2017)

In summary, properties are appreciating; do not hesitate to utilize your

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 From the desk of Mae Nowak, Realtor®

Tackling the misconception of "off season"

The general assumption in most markets is that spring/summer is the best time in real estate to buy or sell and the fall/winter is “off season”. Likewise, many realtors will advise clients to wait until the spring to list their home. 

The truth is, there are many advantages to buying or selling in the so called “off season”. While the market may be quieter, real estate never stops completely!


Reason #1: Less competition.

Take a look at the graph above showing new listings over the past 3 years. You can see a clear trend. The most new listings hit the market between March-June. They continue to decrease the remainder of the year with the lowest new

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3352 General is located in the Barracks - this one-owner, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome is a coveted corner unit with an extended concrete patio and backyard! The location is incredibly convenient; only 3 miles from Texas A&M, on the TAMU bus route and close to all amenities in the Barracks! Some great features include granite countertops, stained concrete floors, carpet only in the bedrooms, and all bedrooms with walk-in closets and their own full bathrooms. Large Kitchen with eating bar. The Barracks amenities feature a cable wake-boarding lake, lazy river, sand volleyball courts, fenced dog parks, an outdoor fitness park, game park, pools & so much more! You don't want to miss out on this property!

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Be prepared – If you don’t already have one, get a pre-approval letter from a local lender.  Why local?  Realtors are familiar with lenders in their market and know whether or not they can get the deal done. 

Gather your information – Ask your realtor to prepare a Buyer’s Market Analysis for you.  This will give you a snapshot of comparable homes and an idea of what they’ve been selling for in the last six months. 

Make sure you understand your local market –particularly if you are coming from out of state.  Ask your realtor what the list price to sales price ratio is in your market.  For the last several years in Bryan/College Station, on average, most homes sold for between 97-100% of list price.   That number crept slightly downward in the last

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Buying a home is no small matter. Besides being the largest financial transaction you may ever undertake, it’s probably also the most complex. There are many good reasons to work with a qualified real estate professional—especially a trained professional who has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation, representing best-in-class buyer services.  Watch this video to learn more...



If you are in the market to buy a home, give me a call at 979-324-9992.  I am an ABR® and would be happy to help you find the perfect property.

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Tips for Updating the Look of an Older Home Using Lighting

 

    When I was a young man, I remember most of the lighting used in homes was either indirect, by table lamps or hanging light fixtures. Although these forms of lighting had a sense of beauty, they were a poor source of washing painted wall surfaces and getting a sense of the true paint color. They were also difficult to read by unless one was right by the fixture which was hot and uncomfortable.

 Today, modern media such as computer screens and LED televisions in our homes are much easier on our eyes if we use the proper type of lighting to illuminate the room. One can give a stunning new look and feel to an older home by adding recessed lighting. Many times, homeowners shy away from

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