October 1, 2012

Games Against Hunger at Texas A&M University in College Station Tx

North America has been destroyed, and the Capitol is evil. The new nation is Panem, and it consists of 12 districts. Each district must send a teenage boy and girl to the annual Hunger Games. This sick event is punishment for an uprising that occurred years before and is an ongoing event to use government intimidation. If not twisted enough already, this event is nationally televised, and the nation watches as the “tributes” fight one […]
September 19, 2012

Tax Deductions for Rental Properties

Depreciation This is one of the biggest ways to save on your taxes. Depreciation allows owners to deduct a portion of the cost of their property over several years. The actual cost of the rental property is not able to be fully deducted in the same year you pay for it. By the IRS’s standards, if you depreciate the entire building with its contents, it must take 27 ½ years for a residential property, or […]
September 17, 2012

Schulte Roofing for Bryan College Station Homes

Roofs are the covers of our home and hold out harsh conditions. They keep my Bryan College Station home,  family &  belongings safe and dry. Roofs need to be maintained and inspected properly to avoid running into major problems and expenses. The best route to take is to have a quality roof installed in the first place. Everyone wants to be confident that they have a first class roof over their head. Choosing a roofing […]
September 17, 2012

Online Cyber Attacks are a Growing Threat to American Businesses

Movies like Live Free or Die Hard 3 have the tendency of portraying cyber attacks as nationally threatening terrorisms that could quite easily compromise the security of an entire nation. These depictions tend to be a little dramatic, with fired FBI agents and super computer hackers running the antagonist incentive: but they don’t necessarily overplay the ubiquitous threat of online hacking and identity theft. Does this really happen in Bryan College Station too? A company […]
September 17, 2012

Buying a Home Troubleshooting

Buying a home for the first time usually includes several visits to many different properties in the area. A buyer wants to consider all options before making a final decision. After the third or fourth house, memories may start blending together, so it is a fantastic idea to take notes and even photos when you visit. If you see something about the house that stands out, something you passionately like or dislike, take a photo […]
September 17, 2012

REALTORS vs Real Estate Agent

What is the difference between a REALTOR and a real estate agent? Real estate agents are licensed agents through the Texas Real Estate Commission whereas REALTORS join The National Association of REALTORS. This means that REALTORS are required to follow a 17 article code of ethics. Additionally, in Bryan, College Station, REALTORS work together by using a Multiple Listing Service that allows them to post all of the properties they are marketing for sale so […]
September 17, 2012

The City of College Station Fall Activities Part 2

For Part 1….  Creative activities for adults include making balloon animals 101 and 102, how to crochet a rug, learning flower arranging, making mosaics, soap making, and how to make stained glass. The dance activities teach belly dancing and country western dancing at beginner and intermediate levels. Exercise classes offer Tai Chi and Yoga. Gardening classes teach how to mix flowers with veggies in your yard and self help classes teach you the basics on […]
September 17, 2012

City of College Station Fall Activites Part 1

Early in the morning or late in the evening, a cool breeze hits College Station and people are reminded of the beautiful fall weather that is on its way. Although fall technically begins September 22 this year, the College Station City fall activities have already begun. Youth programs, adult programs, senior adult programs, special events and all types of parks are open to the general public. The city offers many different sports to youth in […]
September 7, 2012

Prepping the Surface of Your Home to Paint

Some of my favorite areas of Bryan and College Station are the historic districts. There are grand, old, colonial-style homes with soaring red brick chimneys and white columns. What has kept these areas of the twin cities beautiful is the upkeep of these old homes. Renovations to homes such as painting the outside may seem time consuming but when done correctly, they add value to a home and look beautiful. Painting the entire outside of […]