Movies like Live Free or Die Hard 3 have the tendency of portraying cyber attacks as nationally threatening terrorisms that could quite easily compromise the security of an entire nation. These depictions tend to be a little dramatic, with fired FBI agents and super computer hackers running the antagonist incentive: but they don’t necessarily overplay the ubiquitous threat of online hacking and identity theft. Does this really happen in Bryan College Station too? A company called “LinkedIn” found itself as one...Continue Reading!
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[nggallery id=5] If there is one single thing you could do to increase traffic in your house that would cost you little to NO money at all, would you do it? Or, has your house been listed for a while, with showing dropping? Or, are you about to list your house and want to know where to put the most BANG for your BUCK? The answer to all of these questions is the same..Curb Appeal! Ahhh Curb Appeal! We have heard it...Continue Reading!
The statistics are in and real estate in the Bryan-College Station area is, in many ways, much improved. There are far too many factors, however, to blatantly claim that the economy is back afloat and real estate will return in full to how it was before the market collapse. But it is safe to say that things are looking a bit better, and if things continue to improve at this rate, they just might. What am I talking about, though? Well,...Continue Reading!
For the past few months the nation has been hearing how the market is stabilizing. In fact, articles on evidence for the steadiness of the economy have become almost redundant. We get it. Unemployment rates are lower than they’ve been in years; businesses are once again growing and being created; the stock market (despite its occasional, but predictable vacillations) is growing slowly and steadily; and jobs are being created. Hurray, the economy has been saved. Life in the Brazos Valley...Continue Reading!
There is no great wonder regarding the effects of the nation’s latest mortgage crisis both in Bryan College Station, Texas and the nation as a whole. Loans were left unpaid, and homes were abandoned as banks and the government foreclosed on them. The question is: what became of all those homes that various banks confiscated? With all the lost finances and the economic downturn, there has got to be a stockpile of these homes just waiting to enter the market...Continue Reading!
Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Most people wouldn't consider making such a major purchase without a test drive. But, surprisingly, people buy homes without "test driving" the prospective neighborhood. I'm not talking about just walking around the block, although that's a good start. I'm talking about pretending you're a resident for a couple of hours. Here are some ideas: -Have your kids play in the neighborhood park -Go for a bike ride and explore the surrounding...Continue Reading!