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The Realtor’s Life Category

The Importance of Good Pictures When Marketing Your College Station Home

As a Realtor, I employ various marketing strategies when selling a listing.  I consider marketing to be the absolute essential way to get the word out about your home.  This can be anything from putting up a webpage dedicated to your home, establishing a virtual tour for it, to listing ads for it in the local home classifieds.  The main factor that all of these various marketing strategies have in common is the photo.  Without exceptional pictures of your home...Continue Reading!

College Station I.S.D.’s rezoning for the 2011-12 School Year

As I recently reported, College Station will be opening two new schools in the district in the near future.  Greens Prairie Elementary is set to open its doors in August 2011, and College Station High School will open in August 2012.  To accomodate the opening of these new campuses, the school district has been hard at work on the daunting task of redrawing attendance zones.  Not only do these attendance zones affect the new schools, they affect all College Station...Continue Reading!

Why College Station Homebuyers Should Be Wary of the 2-1 Buy Down

For those with good credit and the means, it is one of the easiest times in history to get into a new home.  But for some, though the market is right, they find they just do not quite qualify for that new home loan.  In a situation like this, it is tempting to consider the FHA 2-1 buy down.  When a buyer applies for a loan, but doesn't qualify for it at the current interest rate, the option of a 2-1...Continue Reading!

Available College Station and Bryan Foreclosures – Act Now!

Home prices are starting to come down nationwide, while the foreclosure rate is rising dramatically.  The number of available foreclosures in College Station, Bryan, and the surrounding areas has risen in July to include 14 additional properties on the market.  While some foreclosures can be considered distressed properties, many of these cases are well-maintained homes, simply examples of owners who could not keep up the payments during these hard economic times.  (more…)Continue Reading!

Existing-Home Sales Plunged in July, College Station and Nationwide

As I reported yesterday, July was a shaky month in the College Station and Bryan real estate market.  There was some positive information, such as the average sales price remaining relatively steady.  Further, days a home was on the market before selling was at a record low.  However, the overall climate (unlike our current Texas weather) was cold and slow.  An astonishing number of new homes were listed (450) but of those homes, only 98 went under contract.  This trend is not...Continue Reading!

College Station Home Sales Report for July 2010

The recently reported monthly sales for July 2010 presented much positive (and some less positive) data.  Though sellers have not been receiving nearly as much good news these days as buyers (considering the historically low interest rates buyers can receive, availability of homes on the market, and bargaining power), sellers did receive a highly refreshing experience in July.  The average number of days on the market for a home was drastically low this past month - coming in at only 98...Continue Reading!