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The Century Tree Reader Planning an Appeal

BRYAN, TX -- So your property value drops in a shrinking economy. What can you do? Make sure that your tax value is decreasing, as well. Brazos County mails out estimates for the year 2009 in June. That's four months away, you exclaim. Yes, plenty of time to investigate your property's current market value and to prepare your tax appeal, I say. Your case for a request to lower the property's value is not simply based on your feelings...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader Bryan College Station Real Estate Housing Market Update January 2009

[youtube][/youtube] Do you know what is going on in the real estate market in the Bryan College Station area? Is the real estate market increasing? Is the Bryan College Station real estate market declining? What are Bryan College Station house prices really doing?  WE KNOW what prices have done for years - and we will share what we know! The information in the video is a compilation of years of data from the Bryan College Station Association of Realtors.   Susan Hilton - Realtor...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader As Market Picks Back Up, So Do Homebuilders

As the real estate market picks back up, so does the progress on new home building. Crowley construction is nearing completion on two if its custom builds, 3515 Matoska Ridge and 303 Timber, and if you haven’t stopped by lately to take a look at either of these, it’s about time you did. The house on 3515 Matoska is a beautiful farmhouse style home set on 1.27 wooded acres in Indian Lakes. The house is painted both inside and out and...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader College Station and Bryan Real Estate 2007-2008 Comparisons

So what is REALLY going on in Bryan/College Station, Texas real estate and how does it affect YOU and YOUR home?   The Bryan College Station Multiple Listing Service reported the following information about our LOCAL real estate market -                                        2007              2008                % Difference # Listing Inventory      1,118                      976                      -12.7% # Closed Sales             2,539                    2,490                    -2.0% Sales Closed Vol.      $418,307,000       $420,802,000               +0.6% Avg. Sales Price          $164,753            $168,997                     +2.6%  How does this compare to the Houston, Texas real estate market?  The average sign family home in Houston dropped 10.4% last month to $192,135 compared to December 2007...Continue Reading!

Postive Spin

BRYAN, TX -- Gosh, ever since the election, the media seem happier about the war on terror in Iraq, the outlook of our economy, and spending of consumers. Is it all based on the results of the election? Or is it a figment of our imagination? See how saavy you are on the economy in our neck of the woods, based on an article from Texas Realtor Magazine, October 2008: 1. What percentage of all Texas homes are...Continue Reading!

The Century Tree Reader What’s Your Appraisal Worth?

Bryan, TX -- In a slower real estate season, what good is your appraisal? Verdad Valuation Services owner Kelly Seaton says plenty. It's still a reliable tool to know when a buyer presents the seller with a low-ball offer or when it's a good deal. "In June and July when business is booming, sales data was plentiful. Last months sales were a good indicator of a property's present value," Seaton said. "When there is a sudden shift in...Continue Reading!