February 4, 2013

New Build Homes vs Resale Homes

Buying a home is an emotional experience.  It is exciting and your emotions will naturally go up and down through the entire process.  I remember when I built my home.  I picked my builder, wrote the contract, made selections and everything was great until day of closing.  My stomach was in my throat, it was hard to swallow and thank goodness the Title Company offered me some cookies and water.   My husband just smiled and […]
June 25, 2012

Moving Peacefully

Are you thinking about moving? Is the daunting task of packing up your house looming over your head? Fear not! Moving doesn’t have to be something stressful. With a bit of organization and a few simple tips it can be a smooth process. I don’t know about you, but when I think of packing up the house, the first thought that comes to my mind is the McCallister family from Home Alone running around in […]
November 29, 2011

College Station smartest city in Texas!

As an Aggie Realtor who works with clients all over the US, I constantly hear Aggie jokes, but who is laughing now?  We always talk about how we live in a bubble here in College Station, but did you know that bubble was filled with the smartest people in Texas? The City of College Station is ranked by The Business Journals as the brainiest city in Texas among those with populations between 50,000 and 100,000. Some 28 […]
November 22, 2011

Aggieland let’s help keep our neighbors warm this winter!

The saying that Bryan/College Station is in a bubble is pretty true to an extent.  While the rest of the country has high unemployment rates, lower retail sales, and a housing crunch, Bryan/College Station is an area that trends better than a majority of the country!  I have sold more homes this year than I did last year, so I know that we aren’t hurting too bad in B/CS! Unfortunately a lot of times we […]
November 21, 2011

Saving Energy with Nansulate

I found a great Home Improvement Idea that won’t break the bank!! Your first question when you read the title is probably; “What is Nansulate® ?”  Here is the simple definition from the manufacturer….”Nansulate® Crystal is a patented, one-of-a-kind, clear thermal insulation coating for concrete or clay tile roofs, slate roofs and asphalt or wood shingle sloped roofs that lowers your energy bill and keeps your roof looking beautiful and new.” I ran across this […]
November 15, 2011

Castlegate II opening in South College Station

When I am out there showing properties in Bryan/College Station, I hear tons of rumors and ideas about growth in our community.  Lately there have been many rumors about what is going on towards the back of Castlegate in south College Station.  Since I sell a lot of homes in south College Station as well as living there myself, I wanted to get the real scoop so I could be knowledgeable when my clients ask […]
October 6, 2011

Record Mortgage Rate….WOW!!!

Do you want to miss out on a great opportunity to actually save money?  Mortgage Interest Rates are at a record low and refinancing your home could save you millions of pennies!!  Now is a GREAT time to buy a new home also!!  Buying Real Estate is the largest most expensive investment most people have in their lifetime.  Why are some buyers and borrowers on the fence?  The main reason is that buyers and borrowers […]
October 4, 2011

National Night Out Tonight in Bryan/College Station

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vVWiXnftgE[/youtube] Tonight is National Night Out in Bryan/College Station, so get out and meet your neighbors.  We live in one of the safest cities in the country, however crime still does occur, so what can we do to curb the small amount of crime that rears it’s head every once in a while….get to know your neighbors!  Tonight is the night to do just that.  There will be National Night Out parties in different parks […]
August 25, 2011

Home buying Help for Heroes

Part of the American Dream is owning your own home, now there is a program to help America’s heroes achieve that part of the dream. Active duty personnel (Active Duty, Reserve & National Guard), employees of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security & Defense, and Veterans are eligible to qualify for the Dream Makers Program by the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation.  This program allows qualifying first time home buyers to receive a grant of up to […]