If you own a home in Texas or the Brazos Valley there is about a 20% chance that you live under a Homeowners Association, better known as HOAs. If your lifestyle doesn't match that of the HOA you often feel like a victim. In the words of David Dobs, a homeowner in North Atlanta, “It’s like living under communism — someone gets to dictate every possible thing you do.” Dobs’ bitterness, however, was sparked by something of a personal matter. The...Continue Reading!
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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 was the day worth celebrating. For...Continue Reading!
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 U of F, leading the...Continue Reading!
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 information, is likely most famous for...Continue Reading!
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 task, but you will be thankful...Continue Reading!
Why did Pete, Rhonda and Chloe Scott leave paradise to live in Bryan/College Station, Texas? First of all, I feel very blessed to have lived overseas and experienced another culture. My wife, daughter and I developed some wonderful friendships that we will always cherish. I also learned a lot professionally working with real estate investors and real estate developers. Costa Rica will always have a special place in my heart. So why would I leave Paradise to live in Bryan/College Station, Texas? ...Continue Reading!