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First of all, I feel very blessed to have lived overseas and experienced another culture. My wife, daughter and I developed some wonderful friendships that we will always cherish. I also learned a lot professionally working with real estate investors and real estate developers. Costa Rica will always have a special place in my heart.
So why would I leave Paradise to live in Bryan/College Station, Texas? It all boils down to family and opportunity. For the most part, my wife and I’s family all live in Texas. We really miss spending birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving and every other special occasion with them. When you live overseas you appreciate family even more.
We chose the Bryan/College Station area because of the genuinely kind people, the excellent school options, the reasonable cost of housing and the low overall cost of living. We love the college vibe and we are incredibly impressed with the quality of the students and their youthful energy. We love the small town feeling and are happy with the infrastructure, the shopping choices, the restaurant choices and all the conveniences that Bryan/College Station has to offer. We love its proximity to places like Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. As a husband, father, and provider I am excited about the economic health of Bryan/College Station. It has a very low unemployment rate (less than 6% currently) and in my opinion a “booming” economy. The opportunity to work for the #1 real estate office in the area with consistently the most listings and closings as well as “first peak” at the majority of foreclosures in Bryan/College Station. I am also excited about current interest rates at record lows (below 4%).
As many of you already know, we currently own a three bedroom townhome in a master planned college community, a two bedroom house in walking distance to Texas A&M and 8 other two bedroom apartments in walking distance to Texas A&M. All of which we feel have been and will remain excellent investments. They have provided what we consider to be “a lot” of passive income with very little work on our part. Our management companies have been excellent and occupancy rates have been amazing.
The opportunity to use the skills that I learned in Texas to be one of the top real estate agents in the nation combined with the skills that I learned overseas working with real estate investors and real estate developers will be helpful in getting the best deals for my clients in Bryan/College Station. We left Costa Rica and are confident that Bryan/College Station will be our “new paradise”.