July 2, 2012

Don’t Take it for Granite!

Granite countertops are a top-quality option for your home. They add a degree of elegance and are an affordable option that increases your home value. Whether you desire to give your house a more up-to-date look, or getting ready to sell your home and want to increase its value, granite countertops are an excellent investment. As a rock, granite is extremely dense. It is just short of diamonds on the hardness scale and must be […]
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 […]
June 18, 2012

Preparing YOUR Home for Sale in Bryan College Station, Texas

Summer fever has hit Bryan College Station!  Families are preparing lists of what needs to be done for vacations and summer school, and moving season is upon us. The sunny, warm weather that Texas has to offer brings in buyers from all over and the sun that shines through home windows provides an extra homey feel that winter lacks. If you are interested in selling your home in the next couple of months, there are […]
June 7, 2012

Home Construction and Copper Theft in Bryan College Station

If you’re building a home in the Bryan/College Station area, or anywhere in the United States for that matter, there are most likely an innumerable number of concerns providing stress for the said production. And though you might have thought up every last possible gimmick and fluke that could hinder the progress of your future home’s production, there’s at least one recent development which you have likely overlooked: copper theft. That is correct. You might […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 3, 2011

New Home Inspection Technology in Bryan/College Station

Today I learned something new concerning home inspections.  Clifton Cobbs of Sun Star Real Estate Inspections trained myself and some other Century 21, Beal agents about a new technology for home inspections using infared devices.  These infared inspections can detect areas where air is penetrating a home or leaking out of a home as well as water detection in walls, ceilings, or floors.  Watch the video to learn more and see a demonstration, or for […]
October 20, 2011

Chinese Drywall in YOUR HOME in Bryan College Station?

Carol Rakowitz arranged for Steve Jolly from Texas Professional Inspections to talk with the agents of Century 21 Beal about Chinese Drywall.  Most people have no idea that his could be an issue in their homes nor do they know how much it could affect their home and health. Chinese Drywall came into the country during around 2001 through 2007  due to the shortage of building materials after hurricanes.  The drywall came from China. It has […]