May 15, 2012

Want to Chill with Yogurt in Aggieland?

Cooling down on warmer days is a necessity when you live in College Station, Texas. The highs in the summer exceed 100°F and even just driving in your car can cause you to sweat profusely. Thankfully, we have learned different coping mechanisms to help dial down the severity of the heat. Personally, I carry prefer ice packs and cool rags when I’m really desperate, but I’ve also become partial to large glasses of sweet iced […]
May 15, 2012

Federal Fair Housing – Aggies Don’t Discriminate!

Federal Fair Housing is something that has been forgotten about by many because the act prohibiting discrimination in housing was passed many years ago; in 1968. However, discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disabilities still exist today. Housing and lending discrimination is something common that occurs when an individual attempts to buy or rent a home, but also when they try to buy homeowner’s insurance or a […]
May 4, 2012

Utilizing Property Tax Exemptions under New Tax Laws in Texas

Tax laws in Texas haven’t always been the most exciting subject for reading or casual discourse. However, if you’re looking to buy property or claim ownership of a new home in the Brazos Valley, there are some new adjustments to Texas’ laws on property tax. Primarily, the branch concerning application for property tax exemptions. And for homeowners looking for an exemption on the always tolling property tax, these new laws might be considerably interesting. One […]
May 3, 2012

Using HomePath to Purchase Foreclosed Real Estate

There is no great wonder regarding the effects of the nation’s latest mortgage crisis both in Bryan College Station, Texas and the nation as a whole. Loans were left unpaid, and homes were abandoned as banks and the government foreclosed on them. The question is: what became of all those homes that various banks confiscated? With all the lost finances and the economic downturn, there has got to be a stockpile of these homes just […]
May 3, 2012

Art Abounds in Bryan & College Station, Tx

The phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is something you’ve likely run across at one point or another in your life. It is also probable that on a regular basis you either think about what you count as beautiful or you vocalize it to someone you are with. Beauty is something that unites us and attracts us all, regardless of background, gender or race. But how we define beauty is what sets […]
May 2, 2012

Pebble Creek in College Station – May 2012

As a Pebble Creek lot owner since 1998 and homeowner since 2000, I have watched the master-planned community grow.  The neighborhood has a very established feel to it even with construction taking place on a few new streets. As a Realtor/Broker Associate, my buyers in Pebble Creek have all responded very favorably to their choice of neighborhood and sellers have stated that they miss being there. A common question often asked by buyers is whether the […]
April 30, 2012

The Truth behind Medicare Taxes on Real-Estate Transactions

If you are a homeowner hoping to sell real-estate in the near future, it’s likely that you’ve heard a thing or two about the new 3.8% Medicare tax being placed upon certain real-estate transactions. You might have even heard this slice of legislation functions as a net sales tax, applying to all homeowners completing sales transactions within the United States. That is the general conclusion when a public audience sees the number 3.8%, along with […]
April 26, 2012

OPAS in the Brazos Valley

Bryan College Station is known for being a down-home Southern town with locals who are all about going out of their way to show hospitality. Home cooked meals, evenings spent out on the back porch, and walks through the green pastures are all part of this small town country life and evenings are often spent together with family around the house or in the back yard. But that doesn’t mean this community doesn’t enjoy getting […]
April 26, 2012

Sunshiny April Fools Day to YOU!

Sunshiny April Fools Day to You! My family and I loaded up and headed out to the park today, Sunday, April 1, 2012, because the weather was absolutely perfect. I thought we would just spend a little bit relaxing and letting the kids get some energy worked out, but something truly spectacular happened instead. As I was there at our lovely Tanglewood Park in Bryan, Texas I had a realization that just really hit home. […]