July 23, 2012

The Birth of a New Tradition: Aggie Independence Day

Independence Day in Aggieland came a few days early this year. While 99% of the nation was most likely gathering fireworks, refreshments, and preparing for their mid-week break, College Station, Texas was celebrating its own independence day: because on July 1st, 2012, Texas A&M University was officially and formally inducted to the Southeastern Conference. While the Aggies might have left the Big 12 Conference several months before, marking their true state of independence, July 1st […]
July 20, 2012

The Florida Gators are Coming to College Station, Texas

The University of Florida has been around for a while. Their academic standing and consistent national rankings in NCAA athletics have held them as one of the most widely recognized universities. That’s not to mention their original production of the sports drink “Gatorade”, named after the Florida mascot and developed by University of Florida researchers in 1965 to replenish water, carbohydrates and electrolytes. And, of course, there’s the recent NFL celebrity Tim Tebow, graduated from […]
July 19, 2012

College Station Rises in Forbes List Rankings

College Station, Texas was recently recognized on the Forbes website as the 6th best “small place” for business and careers. Among other things, this is confirmation of a popular trend surrounding the city right now. Growth is constant, the economy is prominent, and the market for jobs and real estate matches those of many of the healthiest cities across the nation. Forbes Magazine, internationally known as a leading source for reliable business news and financial […]
July 17, 2012

Preparing and Pulling Off a Garage Sale

Before you put your College Station home or Bryan home on the market for sale, one of the first things we advise homeowners to do is declutter. A garage sale is often a good way to help make this process work. One of the best ways to make sure you follow through with keeping the clutter out of your home is to get rid of it permanently! This may sound scary or like a daunting […]
July 11, 2012

Jeffrey Leatherwood: A 30 under 30 Honoree in Aggieland

Once a year in the month of June, the REALTOR® Magazine selects and publishes 30 featured real estate agents under the age of 30 that, according to REALTOR.org, are “rising young stars in the real estate industry.” Jeffrey Leatherwood of College Station, Texas was chosen as one of these young and rising elite for the year of 2012. He is a proud agent with Century 21, Beal Inc. in College Station, as well as  Aggieland […]
July 10, 2012

Facing Down the Crimson Tide: Alabama and Texas A&M in the SEC

The last time the Texas A&M Aggies played the University of Alabama (UA) in an NCAA football game it was 1988 at Kyle Field. Alabama gained an immediate upper-hand, finishing the game with a victorious score of 30 to 10. Since then, the Alabama Crimson Tide has won five national titles, including the their victories in 2009 and 2011. And on November 10th, 2012 Texas A&M is scheduled to play the University of Alabama at […]
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 […]
July 1, 2012

Starlight Music Series at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas, and there’s no better way to enjoy them than lying on a grassy hill listening to music with a group of your closest friends and family. The Starlight Music Series in College Station is a series of concerts organized by the city. Bands come to the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater and play on Saturday nights during the spring and summer seasons. […]
June 30, 2012

How to Make Selling Your Home Easier… Even During Tough Times

If you are trying to selling your home at this point in time, you have probably noticed it is not always so easy! Sales and prices have been dropping over the last 5 years and are still dropping in most of the country. To make matters worse, this is something we can’t expect to turn around over night. With the current sales pace, it would take 8.6 months to clear out the 3.5 million existing […]