Texas A&M University has become the first university in the state to surpass $1 billion spending on research within a year. College officials announced Wednesday that the university spent $1.13 billion on research during the 2020 fiscal year -- an increase of 18.8 percent from 2019, during which the university spent $952 million. States the Houston Chronicle. 

 

 

Read the full story at: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-A-amp-M-first-in-state-to-spend-more-than-15938275.php

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There is high buyer activity and a historically low number of houses for sale right now. The perfect time for homeowners to sell their house is when the demand for homes is higher than what’s available for sale. Here are a few ways that low inventory can help you get a great deal if you’ve been on the fence about selling your current home.

Better Seller Terms

When there is a seller’s market like there is today, it is much more like being in he driver’s seat when you choose to sell your home. The ball is in your court and you have the power to sell on your own terms because low inventory means less choices for buyers. Buyers are more likely to work with you if it means they can purchase a home in a market where…

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Who doesn’t love a snow day? Cuddling on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa while watching movies can make anyone not want to venture out into the cold. Especially if you're a Texan. Many of us were not expecting the Winter Wonderland, we received this past week end. Next time you find yourself in this spot, it will be a good idea to head out for half an hour to protect your home, especially if you want to sell in the future. Check out these tips on protecting your home that you may not have considered.

Clear Your Vents: Make sure your furnace vents are clear of snow. Carbon monoxide could build up if your furnace vent is blocked.  A blocked vent may also cause a hot water heater to quit functioning. Use…

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25 Budget Friendly Ways To Upgrade Your Home

It's a new year, and we have all most likely set our goals. As a homeowner, our goals often include upgrading finishes or making our home feel new or personalized to our style or current trends. I have put together a list of 25 ways that are budget friendly and doable without having to hire professionals. Please note, some of these DIY's may not improve your homes value, but can give it more of a facelift, if you're not in a position to do the full upgrade.  

1. Add some character and add texture to your walls with peel-and-stick wall panels.

2. Create a charming accent wall with peel-and-stick paper.

3. Upgrade your countertops to faux granite with a DIY…

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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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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

Email: Terrence@TM5Properties.com

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

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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…

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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!

 

First Watch 

4501 Texas Ave, Bryan, TX 77802

Monday-Sunday 7:00am-2:30PM

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,…

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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…

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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

Email: Terrence@TM5Properties.com

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

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