May 2, 2012

Pebble Creek in College Station – May 2012

As a Pebble Creek lot owner since 1998 and homeowner since 2000, I have watched the master-planned community grow.  The neighborhood has a very established feel to it even with construction taking place on a few new streets. As a Realtor/Broker Associate, my buyers in Pebble Creek have all responded very favorably to their choice of neighborhood and sellers have stated that they miss being there. A common question often asked by buyers is whether the […]
May 6, 2010

2010 Aggie Football Season

Howdy, Believe it or not, it’s time to start looking for property for the upcoming Aggie football season. Here is the schedule: 2010 SCHEDULE ( Click on an event for complete event information ) Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result 09/04/10 vs. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN COLLEGE STATION TBA 09/11/10 vs. LOUISIANA TECH COLLEGE STATION TBA 09/18/10 vs. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE STATION TBA 09/30/10 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 6:30 p.m. CT 10/09/10 vs. […]
May 6, 2010

Summer Utilities Savings Solutions

Get ready to save energy in your home this summer to beat the Texas heat and lower utility bills! Here is your guide to becoming a smarter, more energy-efficient homeowner this summer. Since almost half of the energy used in homes goes toward cooling (or heating), here are three simple ways to reduce those costs. First, set thermostats to an appropriate temperature. For instance, when no one is home, thermostats should be raised to prevent the […]
August 12, 2008

Armed Forces members given needed breaks with the New Housing Bill

While on www.Bankrate.com, I read an interesting article to share. Service members returning from active duty abroad will be given breaks. Some protections apply to service members whose military obligations affect their ability to repay debts, primarily Reservists and members of the National Guard who are called to active duty. They have to leave their jobs and, in many cases, take pay cuts. For those service members, there is protection having to do with foreclosures […]
August 11, 2008

Benefits to Homeowners from the New Housing Bill

When reviewing an article from www.BankRate.com, I noticed information on the Housing Bill that has not received much attention. Property tax deductions for all homeowners: Under current law, you can deduct your property taxes from federal income tax but only if you itemize deductions on Schedule A. That leaves out people who don’t have enough standard deductions to warrant filling out Schedule A. They have to take the standard deduction which means that they can’t […]
August 8, 2008

Reverse Mortgages: Things You May Not Know

Here are some interesting items from the new housing bill that you may not have heard yet…. When reviewing an article on www.BankRate.com, I noticed an article on More Regulations on Reverse Mortgages. A reverse mortgage is an advance against home equity. It’s for homeowners age 62 or older, and the reverse mortgage doesn’t have to be repaid until the borrowers die or move out. Because reverse mortgages are elderly borrowers, there is concern that […]
August 6, 2008

Planning for Flexibility: Make the Most of your Home

Attractive and functional Family Rooms accomodate media in an unobstrusive manner if you have planned well. Plan and anticipate the location of entertainment equipment and computers when building, remodeling or moving to minimize visible wiring and provide sufficient circuits and outlets. If space is an issue, maximize it by using built-ins and finding furniture such as a coffee table with drawers below, an end table with drawers, an ottoman that opens up, or a trunk […]
August 5, 2008

Enjoying Your New Space

Attention to detail when space planning a new house, or when renovating an existing house or room, can ensure its success and your enjoyment of your new space. Space Planning is becoming more important as our entertainment media has grown more sophisticated. Anticipating the locations of home theater equipment, computers. communication cable, phone lines, , etc. will help you provide sufficient circuits, minimize visible wiring, and position electrical outlets and phone jacks. It is also […]
August 1, 2008

Recent Trends in Homebuilding

According to Ilyce Glink, who recently attended the National Home Builders Convention, the latest trends in homebuilding show that new homeowners prefer a traditional look that accents a home’s natural beauty. This “traditional” includes hand-carved doors, hand-made stained glass, and hand-finished wood floors. The home must also be wired such that the latest technology is accessible and operational, from security systems to computer access for every family member. Another trend is the idea for flexible […]