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. […]
April 17, 2012

Recent Growth of Real Estate Sales in the Brazos Valley

The recession hurt our nation’s real estate industry. There’s no way around it but thankfully the Bryan College Station market has not been hurt anywhere near the rest of the country.  Unpaid mortgage loans were a large cause of the recession, and echoes from the plummet of real estate values following this crash are still being felt nation-wide. So, perhaps an infrequently asked question in recent months: how have Real Estate Agents been faring? The […]
April 13, 2012

TEXAS A&M Has Been Yarn Bombed!

“I had to tramp down a dirt road in Bryan, Texas. I remember always hugging and kissing her at the door and then pushing my way in to see what she was cooking for our Sunday lunch. I remember, the musty smell of mothballs hanging in the air mingling with the cherry pie on the kitchen table that I wasn’t allowed to touch until after I had eaten all of my meal. I also remember […]
April 12, 2012

“90% of millionaires became so through owning real estate.” – Andrew Carnegie

Are you tired of the poor returns or losses that traditional investments have provided over the last few years ? Maybe it is time to explore some of the benefits offered by investing in real estate in Bryan College Station. In this blog, I will discuss real estate returns vs. traditional investment returns, tax advantages and the control you can have over your financial future but please know I am “just a Realtor” and not […]
April 10, 2012

Facing Mortgage Lenders in Post-Recession America

Let’s face it — the mortgage approval process has changed since our country’s last recession whether you live in Bryan, College Station or New York. And these changes have certainly not made the process any easier. Yet, perhaps the conventional conclusion on which aspect of the process has grown difficult can be set aside. Actually securing mortgage approval isn’t where the complication comes in: it’s the rigorous, wearisome process of meeting the documentation requirements. And […]