Found 90 blog entries tagged as buyers.

Today on the blog, we are going to be highlighting Creek Meadows, which is located in South College Station off of Wellborn Road and Greens Prairie Road. 

What I love about Creek Meadows:

  • Proximity to Greens Prairie Elementary and Wellborn Middle School in CSISD
  • Clubhouse for hosting gatherings

Community amenities:

  • Clubhouse
  • Community pool
  • Play ground
  • Basketball courts

What is nearby:

  • Mad Taco (2.7 miles away)
  • Walgreens (3.1 miles away)
  • HEB (3.1 miles away)
  • Chick-fil-a (3.4 miles away)

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Today on the blog, we are going to be highlighting Copperfield, which is located in Bryan, Texas off of Highway 30 and Copperfield Drive. 

What I love about Copperfield:

  • Homes between $200-350k
  • Older homes with charm

Community amenities:

  • Swimming pool
  • 6-acre park
  • Proximity to Allen Academy

What is nearby:

  • Target (1.9 miles away)
  • Physicians Premier ER (2.1 miles away)
  • Walgreens (2.3 miles away)
  • Kroger (2.5 miles away)
  • Chick-fil-a (2.5 miles away)

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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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Today on the blog, we are going to be highlighting Castlegate, which is located in South College Station off of William D Fitch Pkwy and Greens Prairie Road. 

What I love about Castlegate:

  • Running trails throughout the neighborhood
  • Proximity to Forest Ridge Elementary in CSISD

Community amenities:

  • Running trails
  • Lighted basketball and tennis courts
  • Parks with pavilions and ponds

What is nearby:

  • HEB (1.6 miles away)
  • Walgreens (1.6 miles away)
  • Chick-fil-a (1.9 miles away)
  • Saltgrass Steak House (2.1 miles away)

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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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According to chief economist Dr. Gaines at the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, the population of BCS is predicted to increase to approximately 400,000 people by 2050. With the increase of people comes the increase of housing. I wanted to highlight some of the newest neighborhoods you may not be familiar with!

Greens Prairie Reserve

Developed on 370 acres of ranch land and offers 3 styles of homes - Classic homesites (70 ft lots), Heritage Homesites (1/3-1/2 acre lots) & Legacy Homesites. They're keeping the ponds, natural terrain and heritage oaks original to the land. The community will include stocked ponds for fishing, over 12 miles of trails, a community center, 1 gig internet, and sports fields. This neighborhood also offers privacy…

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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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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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You’ve decided you want to build a home instead of purchasing one that is already built. Do you know where to begin?

First item on the list is to call me! That’s right, you can contact me and I can walk you through the process and connect you with several reputable Builders in the Bryan/College Station area. I can schedule meetings with the different Builders, help with choosing a Builder, and even partake in the design process if the buyer requests that. I can be as involved as the buyer would like!

You’re probably thinking, “How much does that cost?” It doesn’t cost the buyer anything! Most all Builders will pay Realtors a referral fee.

So before you decide to move forward on building your home without representation from a Realtor, give me a…

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