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Are you wanting to build your next home, but don’t really know where to start? It seems like there a millions things to consider before you can make any progress. Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start!

  • Look at various floor plans.

Are you wanting a one story or two story? How many bedrooms? Open kitchen? Homes nowadays consist of lavish floor plans which you may not even thought of! It is important to choose a floor plan that will work best for you.

  • Find an experienced agent.

It is important to connect with an agent that has experience with home builders. An agent will be crucial in teaching you how to structure your offer to a home builder. They will have the experience to know what will be the

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2606 Hailes Court - College Station

          5 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,831 sq. ft | .15 acres | $379,900 | MLS # 1606028           

             

$5,000 Building Incentive.
Beautiful new home built by GrantCaffey. This home includes an open floor plan with a beautiful gas fireplace. You will enjoy the large theater room with a wet bar area; as well as TWO suites - one up and down stairs. The floor plan features a flex room that could be used as a study room or a spare bedroom.

Most of the home downstairs comes with wood and tile floors while upstairs has plush carpet.  Throughout the living room there are electrical floor plugs for convenience and accessibility. In the back of the house there is a spacious covered patio! 

There is a

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2017 could be a great year for selling a home. 2016 was the best existing-home sales year since 2006, with 5.45 million sales, the National Association of Realtors reported in January. This growing demand was coupled with record-low supply, pushing home values up to a median of $232,200 in December, an increase of four percent since December 2015.

If you’re looking to capitalize on these trends in 2017, you may be considering home renovations. Renovations can sometimes add value to your home, but before you invest in them, here are some things you should know about the dos and don’ts of pre-sale renovations.

Do: Insulate Your Attic with Fiberglass

Each year, Remodeling publishes a cost vs. value guide ranking which home renovations add the most

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For those of you not fluent in real estate lingo, curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of your house from the outside. Curb appeal can greatly hinder or help you when try to sell your home!



Why is curb appeal important?

 

All our lives we have been told how important first impressions are, especially when it comes to professional events and meeting new people. First impressions give others a taste of what you are like without getting into too much detail and can greatly influence how you are thought of and treated. First impressions of houses are no different - that is why curb appeal is so important.

Curb appeal sets the tone for your entire home because many people associate the condition of the exterior of a house and its

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Laminate flooring is a multi-layer, synthetic flooring product that simulates wood. Although there are many pros to having laminate flooring, there are several common problems that can come along with it.

Laminate Problems and How to Fix Them:

1.Peaking

Peaking is an expansion problem. Floors and walls expand and contract based on the weather, humidity and other things. When flooring expands against doorways, molding, or walls, it can buckle. This can be fixed by taking out the molding to let the floor expand and even out.

2. Water/Moisture-induced warping/buckling

Dampness, either from humidity or water, can cause laminate flooring to buckle or warp. A balancing layer can help to even out the flooring.

3. Mildew, mold, and other

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Selling your home can be tricky, but reading these mistakes from past sellers can help you in your process of selling your home and making the process easier. Hopefully you will learn from these tips and get your house off the market!

 

An Overpriced Home

Price is a huge factor in selling your home and if your home is overpriced, not matter what; a buyer will not be interested. So, make sure you sit down with your agent and know what price market your home is in!

Showing Availability

It is key to selling your home that you home is ready to show at any time. Have your home ready at any moment to show to a potential buyer because if you are not ready they can find something else instead of looking at your home.

Cluttered Space

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The winter season is a time where you and your family can cozy up in your home and enjoy the indoor warmth of the season. Keep winter a pleasant time in your home — take care of any fixtures or systems within your house that could be damaged in the cold weather. Keep your home well maintained through examination and repair of potential plumbing, critter, caulking and heating problems. Here is a comprehensive checklist of what should be maintained in your home during the winter months:

Frozen Pipes

Changing temperatures can make your water pipes expand and contract, stressing the metal and causing ruptures. Make sure your pipes are well insulated so you don’t encounter frozen pipe damage. One method of prevention is to insulate your pipes well with a

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Contrary to popular belief, there are plants that don’t require much light or water. Even if you fancy yourself a “brown thumb,” these plants are known to thrive in low-lit areas of the home making them a perfect addition to a dark laundry room. For more ideas on plants that grow regardless of the conditions, visit Angie’s List.

The ZZ Plant

This indoor-growing plant is known to push the limits of low-light growing, as it thrives in poorly lit spaces around the home. Green thumbs say this plant is practically indestructible and a good choice for those who can't keep plants alive. The ZZ plant also grows well in a dry environment. If your laundry room has windows that allow sunlight, be sure to keep the ZZ plant far away from the light source, as too

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Building a home can be exciting and overwhelming. You have big visions in your mind of what you want, but then you realize there is so much to do to make that dream a reality. You begin to wonder where should you even start! Here are a few things to start with when you are starting the home-building process.house frame.jpg

Get Connected with a Realtor:

This step is here to ensure you make smart moves. When you get in touch with a realtor, they can help you compare floor plans, financial options, help explain contracts, and so much more. When it comes to the building process, they will make sure you are only putting in what you can get back in return for your area. They are your trusted source for real estate information, and you can be assured that they are

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Event Name: Downtown Christmas Parade

 

Date: December 9, 2016

 

Location: Downtown Bryan

 

Time: 6:30 pm

 

Details: The ONLY light parade in Bryan-College Station. Starting at 24th and Bryan street, floats, fire engines and vehicles covered in lights. A night full of fun. Santa is even rumored to be there after the parade is over.

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