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Event Name: Tarzan: Myth & Mystery

Date: July 12th- October 29th

Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Time: 10 a.m-5 p.m

This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan's international appeal, and other related topics.

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The garage attached to your home doesn’t have to be a dull, dark and cluttered unusable space. Instead, modernize it by creating some space for added functionality, storage or even entertainment purposes.

But if your garage is littered with boxes that should be in storage, dusty with spiderwebs and generally a space where you don’t like to spend time, use these tips to transform that dingy area of your home into a garage that’s organized and accessible with these how-to tips.


Tidy Up the Joint

The first step in any home project starts with a little organization. If your garage is home to piled-high boxes, junk and clutter, it’s time to get organized. Choose a day where you can dedicate a few hours to this organizational project, like a

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The American economy has left the housing crisis and recession in the rear view and continues to work to repair the repercussions of the bubble. Here we are 8 years later asking the question, where does the market stand now? Below, we will review some statistics of the trends in home building, financing, increasing condo sales, and what it all means for the future.

Since 2008, the slow economic climb back to pre-bubble has been strenuous on the housing market to say the least. However, data from shows people are eager to buy homes once again partially due to the increasing price of rental properties. While this is good news for the housing market, home builders and banks don’t seem to be eager to join in. 


This reluctance could

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When selling a home you need to decide if you want to include appliances or not. Some buyers won’t purchase a home if they know appliances are not included. Either they deem it a necessity or don’t want to spend anymore money.

Usually, any appliances that were built into the kitchen or have a cut out for them stay there. This typically means the oven and dishwasher. It’s often common to not have a microwave included in the kitchen. The fridge, washer, and dryer are included upon request since they are considered personal property. These are the most expensive appliances in the home, so sellers might want to take these with them. Some sellers might not part with some items due to sentimental value, like antiques. Light fixtures are often taken by the

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Violence happens occasionally, no matter the location. But homeowners associations can help by offering the security their neighborhood wants while avoiding common errors. Here’s what to look out for and what to avoid to keep your community safe.

Not conducting a security survey

You could invest thousands into a security system your community doesn’t even need. Instead, make your first course of action to conduct a security survey with prevention in mind. Hire a third party like a property manager or ask the HOA security committee to do a survey. If you’re not sure where to start, Echo Community Associations offers a robust checklist on everything from locks on mailboxes to opening fire doors. Check over your gates, common areas, intercoms and

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5209 Vintage Oaks Court
$629,900 | 5 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,214 Sq. Ft. | 2.56 Acres | Built in 2010

Luxury Beyond Compare! Secluded by nature and rich in ultimate upgrades, this Engineered Foundation home includes an additional fenced 1.3 acre lot, storage shed, lush landscaping... all within CSISD. Designed with elegance and distinction yet retaining quality in each feature--stained concrete flooring, exposed stone wall, full foam exterior insulation, wrought iron stairway, open loft and study with built in desks, 5th bed also suited for media room, 3 car garage plus work area/storage, and smart features too-- automated Home with Cameras and Security System. Entertaining is a dream under the grand pavilion with outdoor kitchen and gather around the

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What is title insurance?

Title insurance is a type of indemnity insurance that protects you against financial loss in the case of defects in title to real property and from the invalidity of mortgage loans. Simply put, title insurance protects you and your property if there is a problem with the title that is not found during the initial title search. These problems to the title can include errors or omissions in deeds, mistakes in examining records, forgery, undisclosed heirs, and more.

Title insurance, called an Owner’s Policy, only needs to be purchase once, at the time of closing and will continue to cover you for as long as you have interest in the property. Costs vary will vary depending on the value of the property and legal expenses will be

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2142 Chestnut Oak Circle, College Station

$299,500 | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,195 Sq. Ft. | 0.19 Acres 

Like new custom home by the award winning Pitman Custom Homes. In the highly sought after Carters Crossing. In the exemplary College Hills Elementary school district. Fast, easy access to Hwy 6. This one won't last long!  

     The large, wooden beamed ceiling is sure to catch your eye right when you walk through the door. Whether is a nice afternoon in with your family or an evening entertaining friends and family, this room can do it all.

       Have the kitchen of your dreams in this home. Dark wooden cabinets, light granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a large center island make this room…
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It is now mid summer which is harvest season and that means it's time for the 39th Annual Messina Hof’s Harvest Festival! This festival is several weeks long and each day is there is different activities than the prior day.

The festival mostly takes place at the main Bryan location, but also several weekends during the festival there will be events taking place the Fredericksburg and Grapevine locations. Bring the whole family out for some summer fun down at the winery!

What: Messina Hof Harvest Festival 2016
Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery (4545 Old Reliance Road Bryan,TX)
When: Starting July 29th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
Admission: Prices vary depending on events and locations
Contact: Messina Hof Estate Winery (Bryan: 1-800-736-9463);

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4419 Toddington, College Station

Price: $398,995 | 4 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,926 Sq. Ft. | 0.15 Acres | Built in 2016

This is a great home built by Grant Caffey Construction and it’s move in ready! This home is airy and open with natural light shines through every room. There are gorgeous wood floors throughout downstairs. It is equipped with a huge kitchen island that opens up to the family area. Beautiful beams line the ceiling in the family area with a stone gas fireplace. The kitchen has vast space and lots of cabinet space. There are upgraded appliances including a stainless steel stovetop, dishwasher and microwave.   There is also a gorgeous formal dining area and a huge bonus room upstairs. This home has it all!

**$10,000 builder

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