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As we usher out summer and welcome in fall, it’s time focus on what the big decorating trends will be this fall. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of trends to choose from this year, ranging from bright pops of color with a neutral backdrop to dark hues accented by shiny metallics. Below we’ve picked our favorite fall trends for this year.

Floral prints. This fall, florals will continue to be a big hit, both in fashion and in home décor. Mix with other, more subtle, prints for a unique look.

Metallics. Have fun with metal accents this fall, and don’t be afraid to mix and match. Silver and gold is no longer a faux pas.

Pops of color. Wave goodbye to beige accents! Bright pops of color are on trend this fall. Look for interchangeable

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Once a home buyer is preapproved for a mortgage, a very interactive process should take place. Yes, the home of your family’s dream may have been found, but sitting back and waiting for your loan to close is not the answer. Inman News gives a list of the “do’s” and “don’ts” once someone is preapproved.

The “Do’s”

  • Respond to your loan officers’ requests for documentation as soon as possible
  • Make decisions as soon as possible
  • Ask questions as they come along, do not wait
  • Continue to make rent or mortgage payments on time
  • Stay up to date on all other accounts
  • Continue to work your normal work schedule (do not take extra time off)
  • Continue to use your credit as usual
  • Be ready to
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The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is an advocacy group for arts, heritage, and culture  in the counties that make up the Brazos Valley.  The council boasts its “hub of the arts” in the Brazos Valley, The Arts Center which draws in over 20,000 visitors annually. The Arts Center features works from regional and Texas artists including sculptures and paintings, as well as artifacts from around the world. The center is open Monday through Saturday for tours of the facility and treasures there in!

The Arts Council offers an array of programs for the budding artists. Children's summer camps take place from July to August and cover anything from the fundamentals of drawing to digital design.


  • Art lab for Girls--a girls only class
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This charming three bedroom, two bath gem is nestled on a little over an acre in a
highly desired rural cul-de-sac, corner lot.

Beautiful and peaceful country setting that is minutes from shopping,
medical facilities and grocery stores.

This home has a study that is currently being used as a fourth bedroom and
formal dining room that is currently being used as an office.
This home has been updated, boast stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops
in the kitchen, new carpet in bedrooms, tile and wood floors.

Currently zoned for Greens Prairie Elementary, Cypress Grove, College Station
Middle School, and the new College Station High School.


To view the full listing--

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The arduous process of searching for and purchasing a new home is full of logistics and details about what’s included with the house and what isn’t. One of the most common negotiating details is, “Are the appliances staying or going?” For many prospective buyers, the answer to that question could make or break the sale. Why? Well, when 60 percent of buyers reported that they would pay nearly $2,000 more for the appliances to be included, oftentimes they’re paying for convenience and a move-in ready house is quite an incentive.

Is keeping the appliances even worth the initial convenience? Not always. Below are things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not you should pay more to keep the laundry machines, refrigerator and dishwasher.



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Do people still throw housewarming parties?

According to Apartment Therapy, throwing housewarming parties have different situations that contribute to whether or not one will be hosted. Some people only throw housewarming parties for their first homes. Others may throw dinner parties in their new homes but not necessarily refer to them as a “housewarming party”.

Housewarming Party Etiquette.
RealtyTimes claims that housewarming parties should be hosted when everyone is settled into the new home. It would not be ideal for guests to have to step over boxes or go searching for more silverware. Usually a housewarming party is thrown within the first two weeks of moving in.

How to Host a Housewarming Party.
WikiHow gives a

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As a home seller, it is important for your home to stand out among other homes in the community for interested home buyers. Purchasing a home protection plan is a beneficial way to “boost buyer confidence” and highlight your home among other listings, states American Home Shield. AHS describes the home protection plan as “a contract that covers the repair or replacement of many of the most frequently occurring breakdowns of home system components and appliances.”

Each home protection plan concentrates on a variety of internal home repairs such as:

  • heating
  • air conditioning
  • plumbing
  • electrical issues.

When a home seller purchases a home protection plan, the one year contract instills a reliable home seller image to the public and

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Traditional Beauty with Style!

 Enjoy its convenient location in a newer subdivision with lovely curb appeal. Enter an open layout with an immaculate upgraded kitchen adorned by stunning wood beams, stainless steel appliances, huge island, & dark wood cabinets.

The home includes extensive crown molding, tile flooring, raised ceilings, granite counters, recessed lighting plus a bonus study nook.

A lush green backyard & covered patio space calls for some fun in the summer time! Here is your chance to be a happy homeowner! __________________________________________________________________________________________
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To view the virtual tour-- click here.  
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Applying for a mortgage can be a daunting and intimidating process. With all of the paper work and jargon, it’s important to understand the fundamental steps to successfully complete this.


1. Complete the Uniform Residential Loan Application

The uniform residential loan application is a lengthy document that recaps all of your personal information, such as past employment, assets, social security number, credit history and so on. It is important that you work with your lender to complete the document to the acceptability of your co-borrowers. Your lender may charge processing fees (depending on the lender).

2. Gain the Proper Documentation from your Lender

According to First

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The Texas Reds Festival will be held on September 27-28th in Historic Downtown Bryan.

This festival is Bryan's signature event! Texas Reds Festival was first launched in 2007 to bring food, arts, and tourism to the city of Bryan. Since then, more than 25,000 people have attended. 

Have fun with family and friends while you shop along Main Street and discover some amazing restaurants.
Enjoy live music with six stages where local and regional bands will be playing.

Save the date because you will not want to miss this event! 
Friday, the 27th: 5pm-10:30pm
Saturday, the 28th: 10am-10:30pm.
There will only be a $5 admission on Saturday.

Different Texas Wineries will be there so you are sure to enjoy a day full of fun while discovering your new

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