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There’s more to moving into a new home than unpacking boxes and doing a little decorating. Once you have a set of keys, it’s easy to forget about some of the most important things during the stress of a move. To help you remember some of those overlooked tasks, here are five things new homeowners should do during their first month in a new home:

Update Your Address

It may not be your first priority, but it’s critical to update your address on important accounts. FrontDoor recommends updating your address on your voter registration, driver’s license, bank accounts and tax forms. Updating early will save you from headaches later on and ensure that you’re getting your documents and important mail delivered to your new home. The USPS Mover’s Guide can

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Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments you will ever make! Home maintenance is key to helping that investment go a long way. One of the benefits of maintaining the health of your home is that it might help you save lots of money in the long run. Small problems that originally would have only cost you a couple of bucks and a few minutes to fix can easily rack over to over thousands of dollars in repairs. 

Everyone who lives in your home can be affected by the condition of your home, especially if there are major health hazards. Maintaining your home can provide a healthy environment for your family. An effective way to keep your home in great condition is with daily, quarterly, and

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It’s that time of year again! Easter is right around the corner so get in the spirit of the season with any of these joyful Brazos Valley Easter events!

College Station Easter Celebration
Date/Time:  Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9am-12pm
Location: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
There is free admission for kids aged 10 years or younger including an Easter egg hunt, egg toss, complimentary refreshments, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Operation Blue Bunny

Date/Time: Saturday, March 28th at 10am
Location: Stephen F. Austin Middle School Football Field.
This Event is being hosted by the Bryan Police Department Chaplains Corp. There will be ten thousand candy filled eggs “hidden” on this field. This event is open to the public and is

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This incredible 2-story, open-concept custom home has great curb appeal & fantastic amenities!

The sellers have just replaced the roof, the Rainbird sprinkler system control panel, the hot water heater, & completed a major renovation of master bath.  The master bath now has a brick-enclosed extra large shower, separate vanities, and a scraped-wood look tile ceiling.

There are many custom touches that contribute to easy living with 2 living areas, 2 eating areas, swing-out pantry shelves, a Jack-and-Jill bath, lots of storage, and a RV hookup in the garage.

This property is also within biking/walking distance of all three schools in the area, the Cameron Country Club, and new tennis courts. This home also has its own water well in

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On Saturday April 11th, the 17th Annual Bryan/College Station Regional Association of REALTORS 5k Fun Run/Walk is taking place at Wolf Pen Creek, located at 1015 Colgate Drive in College Station. The run is held to help Payless Shoes gain funds, in order to gift children in need with shoes for school.  If you love running, then this fundraiser is for you.

Sometimes we can become so accustomed to necessities, that we forget how privileged we are to have them.  Can you imagine having to worry about going to school barefoot? As a community, we should not become complacent of the needs of children less fortunate than ours.  The 17th Annual Fun Run is a time for the community to gather together and help our neighbors who are less fortunate.   

The

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Hiring the wrong contractor for a job can cost you time, money and grief if you haven’t done your research or asked him the right questions. Here are five important questions to ask a contractor before hiring them.
 

 1. How long have you worked in this industry?

Experience and the amount of jobs completed are important factors to consider when hiring a contractor. A contractor that has quite a few years of experience under his belt will have a network of subcontractors, suppliers and a local reputation to uphold. Also, if they have kept their business in your local area for that amount of time, then it is a safer bet than hiring someone who will have to commute from 40 miles away.


2. Are you

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The Museum Pass offered by the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau really is a great deal. For $21.50 you can buy the pass and attend as many of the 6 museums that you can fit in for 10 consecutive days.

The Museums that you can attend include:

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum: This museum is one of the top attractions in the state. This museum highlights the different aspects of George Bush’s life that shaped his presidency. These highlights include artifacts, films, documents, photographs, music, and interactive video. This museum offers both a fun and educational environment for everyone.  

Brazos Valley African American Museum:  This museum displays the general history of African American Culture through the

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 This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located near Oakwood Meadow, close to the new Walmart in Bryan.

This home has everything you could want in your new home including laminate flooring in living areas & bedrooms. Along with the beautiful granite counters & very handy island, you get a five-burner stainless steel gas range with warming drawer along with upgraded stainless microwave & dishwasher.  The master bedrooms is large with walk in closet & separate tub & shower.

This home  has absolutely wonderful privacy with nothing but beautiful mature trees behind it. To enjoy all that privacy, the new owners will have a pergola-covered patio with huge deck extending off of it that goes all the way to the back fence with even more yard for kids to play.…
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Are you thinking of selling your home?

Here are some common, costly mistakes to avoid, when putting your house on the market.


Neglecting to update

You don't have to invest a fortune or renovate your whole house to give it the presentation you need! Giving a room some new paint, and fixing anything broken goes a long way in giving your home a new, updated feel.

Pricing too high

Your home has emotional value, but that differs from the actual value. Try to be objective as possible, to avoid dealing with the possibility of selling after multiple price drops for less than you would have if you priced it right the first time.

Bad curb appeal

Even if you have a clean inside, the first thing buyers notice before even entering is the

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Purchasing a home can be an exciting time in one’s life. The necessary procedures that come with buying a home can also be very daunting. In order to avoid the unnecessary stress that comes with purchasing a home, here are some steps to consider before searching for your dream home.

1. Determine if you are ready to purchase a home.

Although this step is often overlooked, one should always consider if he/she is in the right financial situation to purchase a home before investing the time in searching for one.

2. Check your credit.

Before meeting with a realtor, you should check your credit score and clear any previous debts. Checking your credit report can be as simple as using the free website AnnualCreditReport.com.

3. Organize your

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