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Are you and your family looking to buy a new home?  
Before any action is taken, you must begin taking inventory of the needs for you and your family in making your next home choice. Being specific with your desires is a must. Preparing a checklist for yourself is always a great start.

Some things you need to be weary of when listing out what you want in a house are:

  • Location

  • Size of the home

  • School district

  • Price range

  • Personal or Community pool

  • Gated community

  • Gated yard

  • Distance from school

  • Yard size

  • Double or single front door

  • Square footage

It’s important that you and your family note what amenities may make or break a deal. 

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When it came to cleaning my room, my mother always told me to clean it as if the Queen of England was stopping by. The same goes for selling your home.

Treat your potential home buyers like royalty and make sure your home has been deep cleaned from top to bottom.

We’ve compiled a list of the big cleaning jobs to be done before you put your home on the market:

  • Power wash your driveway, sidewalks and home exterior

  • Wash all the windows

  • Replace the carpet or have it steam cleaned

  • Clean tiles and re-caulk if necessary

  • Dust, dust. dust

  • Declutter and organize your garage

  • Replace broken and outdated hardware

And if life has you tied up,

  • Hire a cleaning service to come by and

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Charm Plus Individuality!

Shinning with many updates, this impeccably well-loved home offers an impressive Texas sized lot! Situated on just under half an acre of expansive tree shaded yard space lends ample room for parking, entertainment, & play time.

A worry free condition with both a clean & comfortable atmosphere highlighted by attractive features such as granite counters, stainless steel appliances, newer paint & carpet, high efficiency HVAC, wood burning brick fireplace, French doors, 2 relaxing covered patio areas & more.

Flexible study could be used as an extra bedroom for accommodating additional roommates. Excellent location for that quick trip to A&M Campus. Sneak a peek today!
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enlarge the entryway by installing a door with windows on either side or above. This will add a sense of grandeur to the front of the house and create a more pleasant atmosphere inside, thanks to the added natural light.

With the holiday season at our finger-tips, decorating is a common seasonal tradition that reminds us of first appearances when walking into the front doors of our relatives and close friend’s homes.

Front doors especially highlight a sense of style and mood to your home, which is why decorating them has become so popular. Whether it’s decorating, replacing, or lighting up your front door, it is indeed a part of the holiday spirit.

Make your front door entryway a warm welcome this season with these rewarding ideas:


  • Paint a different color on your front doorway
  • Hang a wreath in the middle of your door
  • Add a dramatic house number to your home
  • Add a specialty decorative door knocker for guests to marvel
  • Install long
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Stuck between staying or selling?


Let us help you, here at Cortiers Real Estate, evaluate your situation!


Here are some of the top reasons to put the “for sale” sign in your front yard.

Is your family size changing?


Did you just send your youngest child off to college? Or are you expecting another baby? Both of these are indicators that your family size is changing. Whether your family is getting larger or smaller, a new home size might be of interest to you. Upgrading or downgrading homes is a top reason why homeowners decide it’s time to sell.

Is your commute to work stressful?


Are you finding yourself spending more time in your car driving to and from work than you are spending at your home? If your commute to

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Wow! Come take a look at this beautiful spacious home!

 This 3 bedroom, 2  bath offers a split floor plan with beautiful custom one of a kind concrete flooring throughout. This open floor plan is great for entertaining. The kitchen has plenty of counter space.

The master bedroom features a lovely bay window as well as a huge walk in closed. The master bath has a large bath tub - perfect for relaxing. There is a Large utility room that is connected to the garage. This house is located in a quiet neighborhood.

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The College Station-Bryan community has received many accolades over the last few years.  Livability gave it the top spot on their America's Best College Towns in 2012.  It ranked #3 on Kiplinger's Greatest Places to Live in 2013. Forbes named it as the second best city on its Best Cities for Business and Careers list in 2014.  College Station-Bryan makes another "best" list yet again.  The Milken Institute ranked it as #8 on its list of Best Performing Small Metros.

The Milken Institute is a well respected non-profit, non-partisan think tank located in Santa Monica, CA.  They gathered economic data on 200 small metro areas across the country to compare against each other.  This data included job and wage growth, high tech GDP concentration and growth

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With the new year comes a variety of new interior design trends. According to Zillow, gold fixtures, different textures like cowhides, wallpapers and blue accent pieces will be some of the hottest trends of 2015. If your home needs a little updating, consider the following four projects to refresh your abode for the new year:

The Bathroom

The arrival of 2015 means out with the old and in with the new. There's no better place to start your home improvements than in that old, dingy bathroom. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association's style report, over 400 designers agree that design trends are moving towards a more clean and contemporary style versus the cozy, coastal cottage styles that have been popular over the years.

If you're

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It is game time. There are two decisions, stay seated on the bench or get in the game. Are you renting or are you buying?Buying a home can be an intimidating process, especially when you are so comfortable sitting on the renting bench. But all over the place, reasons and statistics are showing that buying is the way to win.

There are several reasons why buying now is better than renting.

You are giving yourself freedom. You eliminate the landlord figure who tells what you can and cannot do.

You can customize your home to what you want and need. You can redo your bathroom or add another bedroom and never fear the loss of a security deposit. While you are making decorative differences to your home, you

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Come home to beautiful, family-friendly Creek Meadows!

This lovely home on a privacy-fenced corner lot is only 2 blocks from the community pool and playground.
This home features a very open split floor plan for an easy traffic flow with entertaining around the elegant stone fireplace.

The kitchen includes granite-topped island and countertops. The Crown moulding in common areas and master suite.
The home includes a unique side-entry behind a wrought-iron gate. The home showcases a beautiful combination of Hardie shingles, Austin stone, and brick.

Don't let this one get away!

View the full details on this listing, click here!

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